Elizabeth Island is situated in Victoria's Westernport Bay, by sea about 8 km south west of Corinella, about 2 km south east of French Island, about 15 km north east of Phillip Island. Corinella is about 150 km (about 2 hours by road) from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine). See Melways Map 612 P10.
Elizabeth Island is accessible by a short boat ride (about 15 minutes) from Corinella (see www.visitcorinella.com/topic/index.html) and Coronet Bay on the mainland, or Rhyll (about 20 minutes), San Remo and Cowes on Phillip Island. It is also accessible from the western side of the mainland, closer to Melbourne, from the Hastings Marina by a longer boat ride (approximately half an hour).
Getting there...by the French Island Barge
Transfers to the island are available with the French Island Barge from Corinella, which takes about half an hour.
The French Island barge also provides a vehicle transport service to Elizabeth Island, by advanced booking.
The barge is subject to restrictions at low tide, therefore departures and landing are typically available within a 4-hour time span around high tide.
The barge return fee is $200, subject to change - please confirm on booking.
Getting there...by boat
If coming in your own boat, Corinella is the closest mainland point, but Rhyll, San Remo and Coronet Bay are within easy reach, and reasonable access is also available from Hastings.
Most fishing boats can land at the jetty at all times with the exception of about an hour or two either side of low tide. However, landing at low tide is possible by beaching either in the sand or near the rocks.
There is a boat charter service from Hastings for up to 12 people at a return price of $600, subject to change - please confirm on booking. It takes about half an hour from Hastings.
Getting there...by helicopter
There are several helicopter services that can provide transport to and from Elizabeth Island, departing from San Remo, Essendon Airport, Moorabbin Airport, Tooradin Airport, or other heliports by negotiation. The return charter price from Phillip Island (Newhaven) with Phillip Island Helicopters is $460, subject to change - please confirm on booking (see www.phillipislandhelicopters.com/)