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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 the (approximately) 17kms of foreshore.

Consultation Meetings

For 2014-2015, Bellarine Bayside Board is revising its meeting arrangements to be more efficient and aligned with its sister foreshore committees.
While our ordinary meetings will no longer be open to the public, we are very interested in listening to ideas from stakeholders about future projects and coastal management activities. We wish to invite any interested community members or local groups to come along and chat to Committee members over morning tea and if they wish to make a short presentation to the full Board.

Two consultation meetings have been planned:
• At Indented Head in the Indented Head Hall on Saturday 22 November 2014, 10.00 -11.00am
• At St Leonards (venue to be notified) on Saturday 18 April 2015, 10.00 -11.00am

So we can cater adequately, please email Sarah Heather at: if you plan to attend a morning tea. Please also advise if you wish to make a presentation, so we can schedule the time accordingly.


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 

Corporate Plan 2014/15

The 2014-15 Corporate Plan has approved by the Board. Click here to view the 2014-15  Corporate 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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Bellarine Bayside have a new blog, click here for our latest updates

Community Grants

2014/2015 Bellarine Bayside community grants are now open for applications. Click here for more information. Click here to apply

Indented boatshed repair job done

The iconic boatshed in Indented Head following repair work.
THE restoration of the iconic boatshed in Indented Head has been completed by Bellarine Bayside.
Works were needed on the boatshed due to a series of attacks by vandals damaged it and the boats of the business which used it, Beachlea Boat Hire.
The attacks began in April/May of this year and included one during the rebuild phase in late June...Click here to read more

Happy Campers

This summer was another bumper year for Bellarine Bayside’s Holiday Parks, with over 2,600 arrivals and 15,000 people staying in the six holiday parks in Portarlington, Indented Head & St Leonards during the Summer Season.


Portarlington Holiday Park Master Plan

Projects Completed 2012/2013