Bellarine Bayside, together with Barwon Coast, Bellarine Landcare, Bellarine Catchment Network, and Parks Victoria, are currently hosting a Green Army team with support from Conservation Volunteers Australia. The Green Army is a federally-funded, hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. The Bellarine team...

A series of fauna surveys will be undertaken at the Pt Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve over the coming months with the Geelong Field Naturalists Club. The first set of surveys will commence on Thursday 7 July. Small aluminium Elliott traps, which are specially designed to trap terrestrial vertebrates, will be installed throughout...

Bellarine Bayside, together with Bellarine Landcare, supported St Leonards Primary School Grade 4 class in the establishment of a starfish-shaped indigenous garden. The garden has been created around their commemorative 1975 centenary sundial and will provide a diverse habitat to support native bees and butterflies. The plants used, including native wildflowers, grasses, climbers and...

On Saturday 18 June, Bellarine Bayside supported The Dive Victoria Group and Bellarine Catchment Network to clean up litter at St Leonards Pier. While a group of dedicated divers braved the cold water to collect litter in and around the pier, a group of community members collected litter along the foreshore and in the...

Every winter, as part of our on-going conservation effort, Bellarine Bayside hosts three winter community planting days, one in each of our three local communities. Bellarine Bayside relies on your help to ensure the success of our winter planting program and we encourage you to actively participate in these days.

Winter community planting days...

The Friends of Pt Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve received funds in 2015 from Bellarine Bayside that have been allocated towards the construction of a picnic rotunda at the Pt Richards Rd entrance to the reserve.

The structure is built from 100-year-old wharf pylons to complement the natural surroundings and picturesque views within the...

St Leonards and Portarlington Primary Schools each participated in an environmental education day with Bellarine Bayside and Bellarine Catchment Network to learn more about the nature of their local environment. St Leonards Primary School had eighty students participate on 24 March 2016 on the foreshore area to the west of Bengalat Reserve (formerly Area...

Bellarine MP, Lisa Neville announced a $520 336 investment into recreational boating infrastructure for the Bellarine on Monday 22 February at the Indented Head boat ramp. Funding was received for three projects, two of those specific to Bellarine Bayside including: 

    *$360 000 for Bellarine Bayside to replace the Indented Head boat ramp...

Bellarine Bayside is excited to announce that as part of a multi-stakeholder partnership we have successfully obtained funding from the Federal Government in round four of the Green Army programme. The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

Bellarine Bayside entered into...

Pile installation works over the next two weeks.

As part of the rollout of the new Boating Zones for the Northern Bellarine the following proposed works will be in operation, subject to the review of weather conditions.

ST LEONARDS: Monday 8 February to Wednesday 10 February
Dump barge will be moored at...