2019 National Celtic Festival

Bellarine Bayside is once again extremely pleased to be a Principal Community Partner of National Celtic Music Festival. This winter festival is regarded as Australia’s premier Celtic Festival and attracts over 15,000 people to the region over the three day long weekend event each June. 

Bellarine Sunset Run

The fourth annual Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run has been and gone! It all happened on the Northern Bellarine Coastal Trail between Portarlington and St Leonards. This trail showcases our very own northern Bellarine foreshore with its spectacular views of Melbourne’s skyline and the You Yangs in the distance.

Meet the new Committee at our Annual Community Meeting

Each year Bellarine Bayside presents information on the past financial year at the Annual Community Meeting. With the introduction of a new Committee in September this was delayed and will now be held on Thursday 30 November 2017.

Community Waterwatch Day

On Sunday 24 September 2017 Bellarine Bayside hosted a Community Waterwatch Day at Indented Head in partnership with Corangamite Catchment Management Authority.

The day focused on water quality in drains that flow in to Port Phillip Bay and despite the cold and windy morning about a dozen community members attended to learn more about water quality testing and soon-to-commence environmental enhancement project at the Indented Head saltmarsh.

Red-capped plover workshop

Bellarine Bayside in partnership with Birdlife Australia recently hosted a red-capped plover monitoring workshop at the Indented Head Community Hall. Not to be confused with other plover species such as the hooded plover or the commonly encountered spur-winger plover, the red-capped is the most widespread of Australia’s beach-nesting shorebirds.

Summer Vendors Expressions of Interest NOW OPEN!

Expressions of interest are now invited from licensed Food Vendors and Holiday Activity providers to provide a variety of eating options and services to Bellarine Bayside holiday park residents, day-trippers and tourists to the northern Bellarine during the upcoming holiday season.

National Tree Day at Pt Richards Flora & Fauna Reserve

On Sunday 30 July more than 80 community members came together at the Pt Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve to plant approximately 600 local, native species to celebrate National Tree Day.

St Leonards Community Environment Day

It was a beautiful Sunday morning on 9 July when almost 30 local community members gathered at Miller Boys Memorial to engage in some winter planting with Bellarine Bayside. With the weather turning it on, our enthusiastic volunteers made light work of getting 600 plants in the ground.


NAIDOC week represents a time for all Australians to celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of our nation’s first people. It is an opportunity to reflect on and recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Summer Holiday Activities

Bellarine Bayside in partnership with various organisations and community groups are hosting a series of activities this summer. All activities are weather-dependent. Kelly Sports activities can be booked through the Kelly Sports website, Summer by the Sea activities are FREE (just turn up on the day) and the Bellarine Party Shop craft activities can be booked at the Portarlington Holiday Park reception office, but get in quick these sessions are filling up fast!