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Gippsland Ports is a Committee of Management with responsibilities delegated from the Victorian Government's Department of Sustainability and Environment to manage infrastructure assets that include navigation aids, public jetties, berth and mooring facilities, boat lifting and vessel servicing facilities and dredging operations. Services provided assist recreational boating, charter vessels, commercial vessels, professional fishing, marine and offshore industries from its head office at Bairnsdale, and depots at Lakes Entrance, Port Welshpool and Paynesville.

Gippsland Ports is the designated waterway manager of 1,431 sq km of some of the largest and most beautiful waterways in Australia, stretching from Anderson Inlet to Mallacoota over 720 kms of the south-eastern coastline of Victoria. By comparison, Sydney Harbour managed waterways total 55 square kilometres and Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay totals 1,934 square kilometres in area.

The areas managed consist of five designated Local Ports
and two waterways
Waterway Management responsibilities include navigation, port operations, regulation, security and compliance, boating safety, incident management, emergency response, maritime security, oil spill response and salvage and dredging and sand management.