Tour Operator Licence: EOI open

Barwon Coast is seeking applications from all interested parties to provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) for licences to conduct the following:

  • Water-based human-powered activities such as surfing, sea-kayaking, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and similar activities at designated sites at Ocean Grove, Barwon River, 13th Beach and Breamlea Beach (Bancoora), or;
  • Land-based activities such as fitness, yoga/meditation classes or training on our coastal reserves along the ocean and river at Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove.

Under State Legislation, a person or business who conducts a commercial recreational activity on Crown (public) Land or Beaches is required to hold a Tour Operators Licence (permit).

The permits will commence on 1 April 2024.

All EOI documentation will be available on the TenderLink portal from Friday 15 December 2023, and applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Visit to complete your application.

Applications close 5pm Friday 19 January 2024 (via TenderLink only).