Stella Maris Seafarer's Centre
Melbourne, Australia - Services

A home away from home...

The Centre is open daily: Mon-Fri 1100-2200 hrs, Sat-Sun 1100-2200 hrs

Services and facilities

  • Ship visitation
  • Chapel
  • Hospital visitation
  • Free shuttle bus service to and from the port areas with free WiFi onboard
  • Spacious indoor area and relaxing lounge
  • Telephones and call cards for international calling
  • Australian SIM cards for mobile phones and broadband modems, including activation of these services
  • Recharge cards for mobile and broadband services
  • Free internet (email, chat, USB connections, Skype, webcams) and WiFi for personal laptop and tablet use
  • City maps and information
  • Current foreign news on DVD or USB
  • Mail / Post Office / Postage stamps available
  • Western Union money transfer
  • Foreign money exchange
  • Souvenirs, toiletries and milk bar with snacks and other packaged food items
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Library
  • Large TV, Foxtel, data projector and audio-visual system
  • Billiards and table tennis
  • Outdoor garden, relaxation area and BBQ
  • Accommodation for transit seafarers (please contact the Centre manager in advance)


Our volunteers come from all walks of life and from various ethnic backgrounds: a definite compliment to the seafarers whom we serve. There are many tasks which require dedicated people, and a commitment of a few hours per week can help significantly. Are you interested in volunteering? If so, please contact the Centre manager.

Hall hire

The main hall may be hired for functions and meetings. For more information please contact the Centre manager.