Channels House - Level 2, 235 Ryrie St Geelong, Vic 3220
Phone: +61 3 5225 3500



Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) began operations on 1 April 2004. VRCA manages the commercial navigation of the channels in Geelong and Hastings port waters and oversee the channel management for the Port of Portland. The Authority was established by the Victorian Government under the Port Management Act 1995 and the Transport Integration Act 2010.

VRCA's key responsibilities include:

  • Management of shipping control
  • Provision of navigation aids
  • Channel management
  • Marine environment protection
  • Safety and security
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New Harbour Master

Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain David Shennan as Marine Manager and Harbour Master, Port of Geelong. Captain Shennan will join VRCA on 27th May 2019.

Captain Shennan brings a wealth of experience to the role being a Master Mariner and having previously served as the Harbour Master at the ports of Portland and Melbourne and Deputy Chief Executive and Harbour Master at Harwich Haven Authority in the United Kingdom.

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