New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled

We have made the decision to cancel the New Year’s Eve Family Fireworks display in Portarlington due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attracting thousands of visitors to the Portarlington foreshore each year, the event does not align with current COVIDSafe requirements set by the State Government for public events. Holding such an event would place unnecessary risk on members of the public, our staff and Police and Emergency Services.

We know that this will be very disappointing for some, but we feel it is the safest outcome for our community and a decision that respects the commitment by our community and visitors to keep the region COVIDSafe.

While summer will be a little bit different this year, some things will be the same. Our holiday park and seasonal camping grounds between Portarlington and St Leonards are open and operating with COVIDSafe measures in place, as are most of the public amenities we provide along the foreshore.

We are pleased to announce that the Portarlington Charity Carnival has just been confirmed to come back this year, starting on 24 December 2020 and running through until 26 January 2021. They are operating within COVIDSafe guidelines and I look forward to seeing families out and having fun while supporting the local community.

Bruce Elliot
Chief Executive Officer
Bellarine Bayside