What we heard

Take a look at what people said about tourism in Hobsons Bay

Project Summary

We’re updating our Tourism Strategy to help shape the Hobsons Bay visitor economy over the next 5 years. We’re proud of what our local area has to offer, and we want to know what you think makes Hobsons Bay a great place to visit.

A thriving tourist economy enriches the community, boosts the local economy, creates jobs and generates local business income.

To inform the preparation of the new strategy, help us to identify priorities for our tourism assets and understand any impacts on the local community by submitting your feedback.


Through this community engagement we hope to:

  • Understand what the community envisions for the future of tourism in Hobsons Bay.
  • Identify key areas for opportunity in the local visitor economy.
  • Educate the Hobsons Bay community on the visitor economy and community benefits.
  • Negotiables

    • Key focus areas and positioning
    • How Council can support local businesses and residents
    • How impacts on the community will be managed
    • Accessibility
    • How local tourism is promoted
  • Non-negotiables

    • Tourism budget
    • Major transport or infrastructure investments by others
    • Strategy focus municipality wide
    • Regulatory and planning requirements

Tell us your ideas for tourism in Hobsons Bay over the next 5 – 10 years

12 November, 2023

Altona Resident says:

Focus on experiential tourism, especially using the creative and health industries to engage residents and visitors to precincts and suburbs

11 November, 2023

Anonymous says:

More online resources, giving quick facts about local flora and fauna, could promote interest in what nature offers.

11 November, 2023

Anonymous says:

Markets, exhibitions, and festivals, energise Williamstown. They attract people, thereby encouraging broader curiosity and exploration.

11 November, 2023

Jenny says:

Increase the amount of restaurants and bars in Newport, Altona and Williamstown which have great connectivity and attract younger people.

3 November, 2023

Newport resident says:

Enhance entry points to Hobsons Bay, many areas are unkept, & not welcoming Commit to maritime theme of Nelson Pl Upgrade w beach rec ops

3 November, 2023

Heritage explained says:

Maritime & heritage tourism needs to be far better maintained, promoted & explained. QR codes should be mandatory on all sites & signage.

1 November, 2023

Anonymous says:

1. The BAE site needs to be opened up to the Public, a perfect example would be the Geelong Foreshore, & close Battery Rd off to vehicles.

31 October, 2023

Conway says:

Continued development of Seaworks and Nelson place. Tourism bus or tours linking Williamstown and Altona .

28 October, 2023


Promote visitor experience through diverse dining choices and promote the natural beauty of Altona ie Altona Beach

27 October, 2023

In need of water says:

Please have water drinking stations.

27 October, 2023

Leanne TGA says:

Extend the scenic drive and points of interest to encourage tour guides to bring more guests, stay longer and increase spend in the region.

22 October, 2023

sean says:

Make the Port area an Historic precinct focusing on Sea Works MHT pier and the Alfred graving dock.