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Bellarine Bayside is the appointed Committee of Management for the local coastal reserve from Point Richards in Portarlington to Edwards Point in St Leonards. The Bellarine Bayside Board is responsible for the planning, management, care and protection of the assets and crown land along this 17km of foreshore.

Board Meetings

The Ordinary Meetings of the Board for the first half of 2014 are listed below.  The Ordinary meetings will take place at the Bay View Room, Parks Hall, Newcombe Street, Portarlington, commencing at 10.00am unless otherwise advised.

Saturday 1 March

Saturday 5 April

Saturday 10 May

Saturday 14 June

To assist us with catering and seating arrangements, if you would like to attend a Board Meeting, please advise of your attendance via email: or call our office: 03 5254 4007. 

Agenda Papers are now available for the Ordinary meeting of the Board for Saturday 5 April 2014, please click on the link below.

Agenda Papers and previous Agenda Papers and Minutes

Board Charter

The purpose of the Board Charter is to define the role, policies and processes of the Board of Bellarine Bayside and its members (the Directors) to assist them in fulfilling their duties and obligations.

Coastal Volunteers

Bellarine Bayside is looking to facilitate and assist the formation of a number of Coast action /Coastcare groups at Portarlington, Indented Heads and St Leonards. More information  

Northern Bellarine Foreshore Plan 2012

Read the Northern Bellarine Foreshore Plan 2012

Northern Bellarine Master Plan

The Master Plan has received Board approval and submitted to the  Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI)  for Ministerial approval.  View the Master Plan 


Portarlington Holiday Park Sale of Onsite Vans

Bellarine Bayside now permits  the sale of onsite caravans at Portarlington Holiday Park, subject to meeting policy conditions. Details

Community Engagement Policy

The Community Engagement Policy outlines Bellarine Bayside's commitment, and guides its approach to, engagement with local communities and visitors to the Northern Bellarine foreshore.

Review Of Dog Control Orders

Bellarine Bayside is currently reviewing its Dog Control Orders for the Crown Land Foreshore and Beaches between Point Richards in Portarlington and Edwards Point, St Leonards.

Thank you to all the stakeholders for your comments and views during our initial consultation in 2012 regarding these orders.  More information will become available as the next stage of the process is managed. More information


Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks

Our holiday parks offer a choice of three unique bayside locations in Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards all with absolute bay frontage and a variety of accommodation options.

For information on the latest holiday packages, tariffs, facilities and maps visit 


Be Informed

To be informed about projects, issues and events on the Northern Bellarine, please register here 



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Chair retires from  Bellarine Bayside Board

 Cathy Whelan, chairperson for four years has retired from her position on the Board.

December Community Update

For the latest update on Bellarine Bayside, visit our Community Update for December 2013.

2012 - 2013 Annual Report

 The Annual Report 2012-2013 is now available to the Community. You may like to order a copy or  pick up a copy at our Sproat Street office, Portarlington.

Ongoing Cliff Erosion at St Leonards

Bellarine Bayside has been monitoring the ongoing erosion along the part of the foreshore in the vicinity of First Avenue. There is evidence of cliff instability and recent and ongoing cliff falls. In response to increased risk to the public and the advice of geotechnical experts, a 230 metre section of the beach has been closed to the public.  The beach closure will remain in force until sand fencing is installed in early December 2013. Sand fencing will mitigate the coastal erosion and ensure the safe access along the beach for the public.   

For more information please contact Nick Wynn, Manager Planning and Major Projects on 03 5254 4013.

Please read the Sand Fencing  Fact Sheet  and public notice.



St Leonards Beach Renourishment

Portarlington Holiday Park Master Plan

Projects Completed 2012/2013