Coastcare Victoria is working to make the wonders of our coast, above and below the surface, accessible to all.
The Summer by the Sea program gives Victorians the opportunity to connect to our beautiful coastal and marine environment.
The 2024 program will offer a wide range of activities, giving everyone the chance to learn whilst having fun at the same time. Summer By the Sea will be running between 6 January and 25 January 2024, during the school holiday period. The 2024 program is being designed to be inclusive of all ages, and abilities.
Summer by the Sea is an annual program delivered by Coastcare Victoria with the support of providers, including government agencies, local experts, and volunteer groups.
If you are interested in being an activity provider, or a participant in our Summer by the Sea program, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
We hope to see you in January, enjoying all that our 2024 program of activities will offer!
All in-person and online events are free, but bookings are essential. For more information and a full program of activities, keep an eye on our What’s On page and follow Coastcare on Eventbrite!
We hope you’re enjoying our Summer by the Sea: Coastal Connections program for 2023!
Check-out our last few in-person activities via the What’s on page.
Come along and learn about a whole host of topics from RAMSAR sites and migratory shorebirds to the mangroves of the Bass Coast.
Videos are captioned in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, and Vietnamese.
Nelson Coastcare: RAMSAR site and migratory shorebirds
Beneath the waves of Bunurong Marine National Park
Bass Coast Mangroves
Marine mammal diversity research in Victoria
Expert volunteers and subject matter specialists will take you on a deep dive along Victoria’s coast with live presentations, giving you a chance to ask your questions!
Live online events will be recorded and available later in our program if you can’t make it at the time (though you’ll miss the Q&As). Watch this space as more recordings become available!
There’s still a chance to register for the last live online events! Register to book now via the What’s on page (numbers are capped to allow for good viewing speeds).
Marine life of Cape Conran and Beware Reef
The genetic ecology of Great White Sharks
Panel on ways to help the coast
Eagle eyed rockpooling: The intertidal world of Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary
Intertidal marine life show
5 places to add to your snorkel list this summer
Citizen Science Snapshot
The Summer By The Sea program for 2023 is now live! This year’s theme is ‘Coastal Connections’, focusing on the relationship between our coastal environment and the passionate people who care for these beautiful places.
Summer by the Sea is an annual program delivered by Coastcare Victoria with the support of providers including government agencies, local experts, and volunteer groups. The program involves a range of in-person and online events, allowing everyone to connect with the coast, wherever they are across the state.
Summer By The Sea will be running between 4 January and 5 February 2023, aligning with the school holiday period. The 2023 program is designed to be inclusive of all ages, with some highlights being:
All in-person and online events are free, but bookings are essential. For more information and a full program of activities, visit the What’s On page and follow the Eventbrite prompts!
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.
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
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 Challenge||Stewart Andrews|
|Beneath the Waves at Ricketts Point||Jack Breedon, Meet me Underwater|
|Beach Combing for Plastic - What is it and Where's it from?||Colleen Hughson, First Ladies Productions|
|Volunteering for Threatened Flora||Naomi Wells, Bellarine Catchment Network|
|Marine and Coastal Habitat Ecology and Interpretation||Mike Cleeland, Bunurong Coast Education|
|Turning the Tide with Marine Mammal Conservation||Dr Kate Robb and Matt Montemurro, Marine Mammal Foundation|
|Balcombe Estuary Eel Migration||Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group|
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 Past||Ben Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre|
|The Radical Land Megafauna of Melbourne's Past||Ben Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre|
|The Blue Whale Study||Dr Pete Gill, Blue Whale Study Inc.|
|Frogs: their Future, our Future||Christina Renowden, Leap Into Nature|
|Blue Justice and Seaweed - Sustainability and Indigenous rights in the developing Australasian seaweed industry||Zoe Brittain|
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.