Published on 28 March 2020
Council has made the difficult decision to close all beaches in Surf Coast Shire, effective immediately. We’ve taken this action after evidence today there were still large gatherings of people at a number of beaches in the shire.
This action is in line with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ strong message that people who can stay home, must stay home.
This decision is in accordance with the direction of the Victorian Chief Health Officer regarding the necessity of people complying with the social distancing and mass gathering rules. Similar decisions have also been made by a number of bayside and coastal councils.
Following these rules is essential to save lives.
People will still be able to surf, swim, run, walk or exercise their dog, provided they strictly observe the social distancing rules. The closure applies to beaches being used as a gathering place so do not sit down or gather on the beach.
Council will also close a number of beach access roads and car parks in support of this decision.
Regardless of this decision please remember the best action is to stay at home.