Barwon Coast

Barwon Coast Committee of Management Inc (Barwon Coast) is delegated to manage 19km of the coast along Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. This includes the beaches and foreshores of Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, 13th Beach, and Breamlea. In partnership with Traditional Owners, Barwon Coast’s charter is to protect and enhance the natural environment and provide opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy these areas.

We operate the Barwon Heads Caravan Park, Riverview Family Caravan Park (Ocean Grove), Riverside Camp Ground (Ocean Grove), and Breamlea Caravan Park, as well as managing various commercial leases and licences.

All revenue raised is reinvested to care for the natural environment and to provide facilities and infrastructure along the coast for use and enjoyment by all.

Barwon Coast is a State Government body, established under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 on 1 July 1995.

Our Role

Make Wadawurrung Culture and Country strong:  

Guided by the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation we celebrate and protect cultural heritage and support the achievement of their Country Plan’s vision.

Protect and enhance the environment:  

We care for and protect the local coastal and marine environments including native plants and wildlife.

Amenities and access:  

We provide coastal amenities and access for all through the sustainable development and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure. 

Commercial leases and licences:  

We work with coastal business operators and lease holders to provide services for the local community and visitors.

Local Port operations:  

We support safe boating practices through management of the Local Port of Barwon Heads. 

Accommodation services:  

We provide access to the coast and support local tourism through the operation of three caravan parks and a seasonal camp ground.

Community involvement and education:  

We work with our local communities and partner organisations to care for the coast. Our education program shares coastal conservation knowledge to empower the next generation.