Portarlington Foreshore Cafe EOI

The Portarlington foreshore café building provides expansive views across Port Phillip Bay nestled on the lower foreshore.  The current 5-year lease and accompanying licence area for outdoor dining will expire on 30 November 2024 and Bellarine Bayside is seeking to continue the service offer at the site through a new lease and licence.

Bellarine Bayside CEO, Bruce Elliot, announces retirement

Bellarine Bayside Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Elliot, has announced his impending retirement.

Will serve as CEO until October 2024.

CEO Bruce Elliot’s statement:

After a lot of consideration, and 20 years working in senior leadership roles, I have decided that it is time for me to retire.

Three reasons to bring the family to the Bellarine this winter

We’re firing up for another fabulous winter season on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

If cosy fires, hot chocolates, mulled wine, hearty food and brisk sea air are your thing, then 

book a snug pod or cabin, load up your van or camper, and begin plotting your winter escape. 

Did you know you can now enjoy toasted marshmallows by the campfire at our Portarlington park?

Five cool things to do in autumn

Thinking about visiting in the cooler months, but not sure what there is to do? Here are our top five things to do in and around Portarlington this autumn and winter:


Family getaways on a budget

Explore Bellarine Bayside’s affordable campsites, family cabins and cozy pods

It’s true that rising costs are stretching the family budget and holidays can be a bit of a luxury these days.

2024 Community Foreshore BBQ

Please join us on Thursday, 16 February from 5 – 7 pm for an informal BBQ, an opportunity to meet members of the Bellarine Bayside Committee to celebrate another successful year.

Revealed: Bellarine’s top things to do this summer 

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From splashing and sliding to rocking and riding, there’s plenty to keep families and visitors of all ages entertained on the Bellarine this summer. Check out our top 5 must-do experiences: 


A taste of things to come this summer

Ice cream at the beach … could there be anything better? Well, maybe donuts or fish and chips at the beach!

Whatever your food preference, you’ll find a great range of food options to accompany your summer holiday at Bellarine Bayside.

Holiday Park Food Truck vendor sought

A sought-after vacancy is available for licensed mobile food and beverage vendors to apply for a 10-month permit to operate a food truck at the Portarlington Holiday Park.

Have you visited Portarlington lately?

With a population of around 4500 residents, Portarlington still enjoys the village atmosphere cherished by locals and visitors. However recent improvements to the town, easier access thanks to the ferry service from Melbourne, as well as a post-COVID domestic travel revival, have led to new generations discovering its charms.

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