Port Albert is supported by a range of community and service groups, in many cases are run by a passionate team of volunteers.
Country Fire Authority
The Port Albert Country Fire Authority (CFA) is committed to protecting lives and property.
We respond to a range of hazards, support our communities to be fire ready and we work as one with our emergency services partners.
Established in 1971 we have been supporting the Port Albert and Langsborough communities for 52 years.
Together with our emergency service partners, we are also available to respond to a range of emergencies throughout the Tara group and beyond. Our members have protected communities as far afield as NSW and SA.
Our people’s skills, experience and expertise in fire prevention, preparedness and response across a range of landscapes makes us unique in the emergency services sector.
Coast Guard Port Albert
The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is a marine search and rescue organisation comprised entirely of volunteers.
Operating under State and Territory Emergency Management frameworks, our distinct yellow vessels respond to a variety of marine incident types, rescuing thousands of people each year.
We also work in support of other agencies in response to events such as marine fire and medical evacuation from vessels.
In addition to our marine search and rescue responsibilities, as a Registered Training Organisation, we can deliver accredited training not only to our volunteers but also to offer public education courses.
St John's Anglican Church
In June 1856, Rev Willougby Bean held the first Anglican service in Port Albert’s Customs House.
The site for the church was gifted by Robert Turnbull in 1862 with William Redmond Belcher, Thomas Burrows, Richard Kelly, and Jacob Ferris the appointed trustees.
The plans for the church were prepared by Richard Kelly the Government Surveyor.
The first St John’s Church was opened with a service on the 8th of March 1863.
On the 14th of January 1884 a bushfire impacted the town destroying the church. Due to the effort of residents the furnishings and the historic P.S Clonmel relics were saved.
Fundraising for the church replacement commenced with the leadership of Rev H.A Betts.
Architect Mr George Hastings designed the new church, the builder was Mr John Avery Jnr, and the brick foundations were completed by Mr John Casbolt.
On Sunday the 26th of July 1885 a special service was held to celebrate the opening of the new church.
Port Albert Yacht Club
Port Albert Yacht Club is located in Nooramunga Marine Park.
The Clubhouse has a stunning view over Port Albert.
We are a laid-back country club that is run by volunteers of various age groups.
Racing either with your boat or one of our fleet of dinghies
Learn to sail classes with experienced instructors
Cruising and exploring Corner Inlet and Wilson's Prom for Trailable Yachts
Picnic sails to enjoy the scenery
Social events all year round.
Sailing season is between October and May.
Please check our Facebook page for details.