The Automatic Information System (AIS) is a short range coastal tracking system for ships. Information such as name of ship, position, course and speed are broadcast by vessels using a dedicated VHF transmitter. Shore stations including the Vessel Tracking Systems used by port authorities use the information to track vessels within their operational areas.
At a variety of locations worldwide, receiving stations have been established to feed local AIS information into websites which can be accessed by the general public. The following feeds are taken from MarineTraffic.com which is based in Greece.
Port Phillip Heads
The following links will transfer you to websites outside of the WSS Victoria website.
Port of Melbourne
Melbourne and Port Phillip Heads were covered by live interactive webcams which provided a variety of views of these areas.
In March 2016 the Port of Melbourne Corporation shut down their webcam page.
There are no plans to reinstate the live webcams.
Port of Geelong
(provided by Victorian Regional Channels Authority)
Click here to go to the Victorian Regional Channels Authority webcam page.