Crib Point is a residential and industrial town on the western side of Western Port Bay, 64 km south-east of Melbourne. It is linked to the industrial development at Hastings, 7 km northwards and the HMAS Cerberus naval depot to its south-west.
The geographic Crib Point is north of the town centre, where the jetty and the British Petroleum fuel depot are sited. The name came from a hut or ‘crib’ built by fisherfolk during the 1850s. The area was only sparsely settled or grazed because of dense coastal vegetation.