a diverse array of coastal, marine and bay environments – ranging from bustling city beaches, to the Great Ocean
Road, to the southernmost point of mainland Australia, Wilson's Promontory.
Ninety-six percent of Victoria's 2500km
coastline is public land, meaning it is for everyone to use and enjoy.
Protecting and enhancing the coast and its waters is important for Victorians'
livelihood, as a healthy coast supports business, tourism, recreation,
wellbeing and biodiversity.
Victoria, local councils, Committees of Management and the community work
together to protect and enhance our state's coastal and marine areas; through planning,
programs, grants, and management activities outlined below.
Coastal Environments Program
The Coastal Environments Program is a four-year program, that delivers a range of risk and community based projects.
Grant applications are now open for coastal Crown land managers for projects to improve access and safety on Victoria's coasts.
The grants are administered through the 2016-17 Coastal Environments Program – Public Access and Risk. Guidelines and information on how to lodge an online application are available.
Beach Renourishment Program
Click here for the Beach Renourishment Program.
management plans set out the vision for coastal reserves, and are developed by
Committees of Management in accordance with legislation.
New Marine & Coastal Act and Improved Management & Oversight Arrangements
The Victorian Government is developing a new Marine and Coastal Act and improving management and oversight arrangements for our bays, coasts and marine parks.
Portsea Front Beach
DELWP is using data from
a Wave Modelling and Monitoring Investigation to inform an assessment of long
term options to address erosion at Portsea Front Beach.
out more about Coastcare Victoria, including information about community grants
and the fabulous Summer by the Sea Program.
Port Phillip Bay Fund
The Port Phillip Bay Fund is a $10 million investment over four years to support projects that will improve the health of the bay. More information about the Port Phillip Bay Fund, including funding guidelines and eligibility criteria, will be available soon.