The Rhyll boating facility is getting an upgrade thanks to the State Government’s unprecedented investment in boating in Victoria.

Project update: Friday, 16 July

Construction has started to upgrade the Rhyll boating facility.

Bass Coast Shire Council has awarded the contract to Simpsons Contractors, who have mobilised on site.

The car park will be upgraded first, with the ramp set to reopen in time for September fishing season.

The ramp will then close again after summer to progress the new ramp, jetties and pontoons.

Located on Phillip Island, Rhyll is popular with boaters and anglers who want to access the rich fishing and recreational water opportunities of Western Port.

Better Boating Victoria is working with Bass Coast Shire Council and the boating community on the Rhyll boating facility upgrade.

Community input is critical to the project’s success and delivering an improved facility that meets the needs of local and visiting boaters and anglers. That’s why we have involved the community in this project from the outset.

On 22 November 2019 we hosted a community consultation event in partnership with Bass Coast Shire Council, Maritime Safety Victoria and the Victorian Fisheries Authority at the Rhyll boat ramp for people to see three draft concept designs and find out more about the upgrade.

We also hosted an online consultation for people who couldn’t get along to our event to provide feedback on the draft concept designs. This consultation ran from Friday 22 November to Friday 6 December.

We have used the significant feedback we got during consultation to inform a final concept design that proposes to improve the Rhyll boat ramp.

The final concept design can be viewed here. 

Updates: to track the progress of this project, just download our update flyers below.

July 2020. Download our Rhyll Upgrade Update July 2020 to find out where things are at.

September 2020. Download our Rhyll Update Update September 2020 to find out where things are at.

May 2021: Download our May 2021 project update.

Project Name

Rhyll boating facility upgrade


Rhyll boating facility, Phillip Island


  • Provide better launching experience
  • Build a better fish cleaning facility
  • Improve pedestrian safety
  • Improve parking and traffic flow


  • Concept designs (early 2020)
  • Detailed designs and approvals (December 2020)
  • Construction (July 2021)
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