Williamstown Maritime Association
Rear of 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown Vic 3016
The Williamstown Maritime Association is a not-for-profit body set up in 2004 to establish a working maritime precinct, Seaworks, on the old Port of Melbourne Authority site in Melbournes historic port of Williamstown. The WMA established the famous Pirates Tavern in 2004 and has managed it ever since.The Seaworks Foundationwas initiated by the WMA to oversee management and development of the site, and the WMA works closely with the Foundation.
The WMA were the pioneers in promoting Tall Ships to come to Williamstown by providing facilities on Workshops Pier and actively promoting such visits. Since 2008 the Seaworks Foundation have taken over responsibilty for work on the site which has allowed the WMA to concentrate on improving the Tavern. Much has been accomplished with new interior bathrooms, new servery and coolroom facilities, and cooling and heating. The WMA is proud of its history from such humble beginnings and will continue to promote its vision for the site as a major Victorian tourist attraction.