New Years Eve on Barwon Coast

The festive season is a busy one on every coast, and Barwon Coast is no exception.

Each year we welcome thousands of visitors to join our local communities to enjoy our beautiful coastal reserve.

The Barwon Coast Committee of Management has decided to continue not providing fireworks on the coastal reserve due to the negative environmental impacts on this very sensitive part of the coast, along with the high risk coming into this fire season.

Fireworks can disturb the migratory and reproductive behaviour of wildlife, as well as contribute to the chemical pollution of soil, water and air.

We recognise this may be disappointing for some of our community, however the safety of our community and staff is paramount, along with protecting the coast for generations to come.

We will continue to work with Victoria Police
to provide security lighting on the Ocean Grove Main Beach and first aid facilities on New
Years Eve.