Coastal Management & Conservation

Bellarine Bayside is responsible for the planning, management, care and protection of assets and Crown land along approximately 17km of foreshore on the northern Bellarine. Our goals are:

Understanding, protecting and enhancing the natural environment Connecting communities and the coast Facilitating access, enjoyment and sustainable use of the coast Improving built environments along the foreshore Developing Bellarine Bayside as a sustainable, adaptive and accountable organisation that takes up its role in partnership with others

Venue Hire

Bellarine Bayside manages the Indented Head Community Hall (shown above). Should you wish to book the hall, please download a Venue Hire Form and return to us at

Event Permits

Planning a family get together, festival, sporting event or other function on the northern Bellarine foreshore between Pt Richards and St Leonards? Then you are required to apply for an event permit.

Wedding Permits

Are you planning on getting married on the foreshore or beach?Then you will require a permit for your wedding.

Each year Bellarine Bayside receives numerous requests for wedding ceremonies to be conducted on our foreshore coastal reserves.

Boat Ramps

Bellarine Bayside is responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of boat ramps between Point Richards and St Leonards. Larger boats are encouraged to launch at Point Richards, Indented Head or St Leonards.

Holiday Parks

Bellarine Bayside operates absolute beachfront holiday parks in PortarlingtonIndented Head and St Leonards which are the ideal location to base yourself on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Portarlington Holiday Park is open all year round and has a range of accommodation options to suit all needs.