Coastal land and beaches


Bells Beach is the only Beach Managed by Council within the Surf Coast Shire.

All other beaches are managed by either:

The Great Ocean Road Coasts and Parks Authority (the Authority), which manages all of the beaches around Torquay, Jan Juc, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Moggs Creek and Lorne or Parks Victoria who manages popular beaches in the Great Otway National Park including O’Donohues, Hut Gully, Urquhart Bluff and some beaches north of Lorne.

The Authority and Parks Victoria manage everything on these beaches from litter, to bins, to signage, to weddings, to events, to filming permits, to rabbits, to Hooded Plovers, to weeds, to walking tracks. Contact these organisations directly if you have a management issue or want further information about beaches they manage.