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If you live in Melbourne or other restricted regions of Victoria and own a property within the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO), you can now apply for permission to visit your property for bushfire preparedness.
Travel exemption for bushfire preparation
Find your region below to see a list of social participation activities to help you stay connected to your community.
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Includes groups in Bellbrae, Freshwater Creek, Jan Juc, and Torquay
Includes groups in Aireys Inlet, Eastern View, Fairhaven and Moggs Creek.
Includes groups in Anglesea
Includes groups in Bambra and Deans Marsh.
Includes groups in Lorne and this section of the Great Ocean Road.
Includes groups in Barrabool, Gnarwarre, Modewarre, Moriac and Mount Moriac.
Includes groups in Gherang, Wensleydale, Winchelsea and Wurdale.
Information on groups through the shire
Where to go to get help and information for over 55s.
Surf Coast Shire Council supports those affected by the impacts of dementia. Should you need help to attend any of these activities, please contact the National Dementia Helpline by phone on 1800 100 500, online via their webchat, or by email at email@example.com.