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Welcome to HMAS Castlemaine — Victoria's restored Bathurst Class Corvette

Visit heritage-registered HMAS Castlemaine and and see how crews lived and worked during 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 the volunteers since 1974. The ship is afloat at Gem Pier in Williamstown, Victoria, near cafes, playgrounds and galleries. See Location Map.

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Opening Hours

HMAS Castlemaine is open from 11am to 4pm on weekends and public holidays, apart from days of extreme heat (over 36°C).

We have a COVIDSafe plan in place, but no longer ask for mask wearing or proof of vaccination. However we encourage social distancing, and to keep our volunteer crew safe we prefer to receive payment by card if possible.

Entry Fees

Adults $10, Children 5-15 yrs $5, Families (two adults & two children) $25. Children under 5 yrs free. All profits go towards the ship.

Crew on Deck 1944
Crew on Deck, 1944
Please see the Ship's Company of Officers and Crew for our listing of all crew members, and if you have any information to update these Honour Rolls it would be greatly appreciated.


Fifty-six Australian corvettes went to war in the 1940s. This is the story of the only one still afloat.

Castlemaine book

Lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, crew lists, armaments, equipment and corvette history: discover the amazing journey of HMAS Castlemaine.

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Voyages of HMAS Castlemaine
Voyages of HMAS Castlemaine 1942-1945