The Portsea Camp


Winwood Hall

The main dining hall seating up to 320 people for meals. Wonderful views up the Bay from the hall and its expansive, north facing veranda. Stage with lighting, DVD, data projector and sound equipment for concerts, dances or performances. Protective curtains enabling wet weather activities without fear of broken windows. Curtain enabling division of hall for multipurpose use. Heated.

Connelly Hall

A medium sized lounge area with basic kitchen facilities for evening gatherings or with alternative set out, a dining hall with seating for up to 80 people. Heated. also has a flat screen digital TV and DVD player for smaller groups.

Nautilus Centre

The seadragon room is a large, carpeted, north facing sunroom with pitched ceiling and superb bay views. Capable of seating up to 120 people. Kitchen with large fridge, 6-burner gas stove, instant hot water and outside BBQ for self-catering. Wide verandas and direct access to the gardens and BBQ area. Seahorse meeting room – seating 20 people (can be increased to three such rooms with alternative furniture arrangement). Heated.

Self-catering groups are encouraged to discuss the cost of our ‘cook your own’ options when contemplating a booking.

Flinders Recreation Room

A large hall in the Franklin Barracks area of the camp, capable of seating approximately 120 people. The hall is equipped with a stage, lighting, AV and disco equipment and is gas heated. It’s perfect as an open space for wet-weather activities.

First Aid room

A purpose built first-aid room area is available in the Nautilus Center for use by all groups.

Art room and veranda

Tables and chairs for 27 people inside and similar outside under a wide verandah with bay views. The art room has recently been thoroughly renovated and now boasts excellent seating, tables and benches and work areas.


Built in the 1940’s into the hillside on the lawns of the Bayside units, an observation bunker has been transformed into the camp museum.


Washer and dryer available. Charges apply.

Available equipment

Our 3 main communal areas: the Nautilus Centre, Winwood Hall and Flinders Recreation Room are equipted with AV equipment, DVD player, Data Projector & screen. Whiteboards can be organised if requested prior to your stay.

Fort Franklin

Built in the 1870’s, Fort Franklin remains are part of the fortifications network (including the gunneries at Point Nepean, South Channel Fort and Queenscliff) constructed to defend Melbourne from possible Russian invasion. Camp staff can provide more information on this Heritage listed, camp asset

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