The State election will be held on Saturday 26 November 2022.

During the caretaker period (commencing 6.00 pm on Tuesday 1 November 2022) content will only be added to this website in line with the caretaker conventions.

2023 program planning currently underway

2023 Program Planning underway

We are currently in the planning stages for our upcoming 2023 Summer by the Sea program.

We’ll post updates when the program is open for bookings. Please follow us on social media @CoastcareVictoria @SummerbytheSea for updates and enjoy the highlights from our 2022 program below.


2022 Program Highlights

Although our face to face and live activities have now finished for Summer by the Sea 2022 ‘Coast to Home’ you can still connect to the coast from wherever you are.

CAMPAIGNS – Challenge Winners!

We are delighted to announce the winners of our challenges. Thank you to all our entrants who shared some fantastic creations, it was extremely hard to pick our favourites.

Amateur Naturalist Challenge – Stewart Andrews, Planet Flinders

Sand Sculpture Challenge – Nina, Blob City

Photo Challenge: Connecting with the Coast – Katie Emond, oncoming storm at Barwon Bluff

Photo Challenge: Creatures of the Coast – Myra Kelly, Common Hermit Crab Paguristes frontalis

Photo Challenge: Coastal Colours – Casey Watson, colourful seaweed at Ocean Grove dog beach

VIDEOS – accessible listing

Please continue to enjoy our videos which will be here until the end of March before moving to the Coastcare Victoria website, and remain on the official DELWP YouTube Channel.

Videos include closed captions in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, and Vietnamese.

Planet Flinders - Winner of 2022 Amateur Naturalist ChallengeStewart Andrews
Beneath the Waves at Ricketts PointJack Breedon, Meet me Underwater
Beach Combing for Plastic - What is it and Where's it from?Colleen Hughson, First Ladies Productions
Volunteering for Threatened FloraNaomi Wells, Bellarine Catchment Network
Marine and Coastal Habitat Ecology and InterpretationMike Cleeland, Bunurong Coast Education
Turning the Tide with Marine Mammal ConservationDr Kate Robb and Matt Montemurro, Marine Mammal Foundation
Balcombe Estuary Eel MigrationBalcombe Estuary Reserves Group

TALKS – accessible listing

Please continue to enjoy our talks which will be here until the end of March before moving to the Coastcare Victoria website.

Marine Megafauna of Melbourne's PastBen Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre
The Radical Land Megafauna of Melbourne's PastBen Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre
The Blue Whale StudyDr Pete Gill, Blue Whale Study Inc.
Frogs: their Future, our FutureChristina Renowden, Leap Into Nature
Blue Justice and Seaweed - Sustainability and Indigenous rights in the developing Australasian seaweed industryZoe Brittain

Getting involved with Coastcare

Did you enjoy learning about our amazing coast? Do you want to help keeping it beautiful and healthy? Do you want to meet like-minded people in your area?

Then joining one of the many Coastcare groups dotted all along the Victorian coastline might just be the thing for you!!!

Hundreds of groups work together to look after our coastline. Be it through collecting rubbish, weeding, planting new habitat or protecting shore birds like the Hooded Plover, there are many ways you could help. All groups are always happy for an extra set of hands – and there are jobs for all ages and abilities!

To find marine and coastal volunteering opportunities near you visit Coastcare Victoria’s website.