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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 Committee 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 Committee 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 Committee.

Two consultation meetings have been planned:
• At Indented Head in the Indented Head Hall on Saturday 15 November 2014*, 9:30am -10:45am
Morning Tea will be held from 9:30am to 10:00am, followed by Community Consultation from 10:00am to 10:45am
*Please note that the Committee has had to bring forward its November Committee meeting including community consultation by one week.

Committee Charter

The purpose of the Board Charter is to define the role, policies and processes of the Committee 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  

Annual Report 2013-2014

Click here to view the 2013-2014 Annual Report
Click here to view the 2013-2014 Financial Report

Northern Bellarine Foreshore Plan 2012

Read the Northern Bellarine Foreshore Plan 2012

Northern Bellarine Master Plan

The Master Plan has now been approved by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI).  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

Annual Community Meeting

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Community Grants

Congratulations to the successful applicants of the 2014 Community Grant Awards
Bellarine Catchment Network to run environmental education activities over the summer in Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards. The activities will be open to all, and involved engaging and educational activities about the coastal environment.
Rotary Club of Drysdale to build a footpath from the miniature railway station to the nearby toilet block and thereby improving pram and wheelchair accessibility in the area.

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