HMAS Castlemaine served in World War II and is the last Bathurst Class corvette still afloat.

Visit us and and see how crews lived and worked in wartime, witness the original engines turning over, and experience Australian maritime history in our Museum. HMAS Castlemaine is owned, preserved and operated by the Maritime Trust of Australia, a totally volunteer run organisation, and has been restored and maintained by those volunteers since 1974. The ship is afloat at Gem Pier, Williamstown, close to cafes, playgrounds, galleries and Seaworks Maritime Precinct.

Opening Hours

NOTE: the ship will be open on Friday 27 September 2019 (AFL Grand Final Parade Day) and Tuesday 5 November 2019 (Melbourne Cup Day).
HMAS Castlemaine is open from 11am to 4pm on weekends and public holidays, apart from days of extreme heat (over 36°C).

Crew on Deck 1944
Crew on Deck, 1944
Entry Fees
Adults $8, Children 4-16 yrs $4, Families (two adults & two children) $20. Children under 4 yrs free. All profits go towards the ship.

Voyages of HMAS Castlemaine
Voyages of HMAS Castlemaine 1942-1945