Victorian Regional Channels Authority
The Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) began operations on 1 April 2004. The VRCA was established to manage the commercial navigation of the channels in Geelong port waters and to oversee the Channel Management for the Port of Portland and Hastings. The Authority was established by the Victorian Government under the Port Management Act 1995.
In managing the Geelong channels, the VRCA's key responsibilities include:
Management of shipping control
Provision of navigation aids
Marine environment protection
Safety and security
Government administration Legislation and monitoring