The Port of Sale is the perfect start, or end, point to explore the Gippsland Lakes by boat.

Permanent Mooring

A limited number of permanent mooring spaces at the Port of Sale are currently available. The fees are as follows:

2022/23 Annual Mooring Fees: $990.00 (Inc. GST)

To apply for a permanent mooring please complete a Port of Sale Mooring Permit Application Form.

Temporary Mooring

Temporary mooring positions are available at the Port of Sale. The maximum length of stay is 12 weeks (minimum stay of 2 weeks).

2022/23 Temporary Mooring Fee: $60.00 (Inc. GST) per week

To apply for a temporary mooring please complete a Port of Sale Mooring Permit Application Form.

Transfer of Mooring

If you have a mooring permit, and have sold your vessel and wish to transfer the permit across to a new owner please complete a Port of Sale Mooring Permit Transfer Application Form.

This form is to be printed, completed, signed and returned to the Wellington Shire Council Sale Service Centre for processing and payment.

Transfer of Mooring Fee: $52.00 (Inc. GST).

Swing Bridge

The National Trust classified Swing Bridge is located at the junction of the Thomson and Latrobe Rivers. It is the oldest surviving swing bridge in Australia, being constructed from 1880-1883, and is regarded as one of the engineering wonders of Gippsland.

As the name suggests, the bridge was designed to swing open to allow shipping to and from the Port of Sale. The bridge, built of cast iron cylinders and fittings and wrought iron trusses is 61m long, with a central swing span of almost 46m.

The bridge still opens today, and is a wonderful experience to see. The scheduled opening times are as follows:

Saturday/Sunday: Between 3.00pm and 4.00pm

Second Wednesday of every month: Between 11.00am and 12noon


Requests for openings outside scheduled times can be met subject to payment and operator availability. The current fee is $469.00 (Inc. GST).

Requests for special openings must be made a minimum of 7 days prior to required opening time and should be directed to Wellington Shire Council.


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