Arts, culture and events

Surf Coast Shire boasts a thriving arts industry through many renowned artists who have chosen to live and practice their calling in this relaxed, yet vibrant location. 

The Shire supports artists in all fields through the Surf Coast Arts Council Inc.

For more information about arts in the Surf Coast Shire, contact Julie Dyer, Council's Arts Development Officer on 5261 0645 or

Events, exhibitions and arts information

12 and 13 August 2017
Discover both Surf Coast Shire artists and their art over a fabulous weekend as you explore the trail.

2018 Calendar competition entry
LOCAL ARTISTS: Submit your original artwork today to be considered for Council's 2018 calendar.
Surf Coast Cultural Happenings & EventsSurf Coast Arts Cultural Happenings and Events
Link to the weekly arts newsletter listing the arts and cultural events in the Surf Coast. To subscribe contact
libraries.jpgLibraries / Mobile Library
General information on libraries and mobile library in the Surf Coast (including opening hours and access to online catalogue)
events.jpgPlanning Events
Information on holding an event in the Surf Coast, event funding and resources on how to promote an event.
Details of markets in the Surf Coast Shire
Dates and details of arts exhibitions in the Surf Coast Shire this year.
Link to the Australian National Surfing Museum website.


arts_galleries.jpgArt Galleries
Locations and contact details of arts galleries in the Surf Coast Shire.
heritage.jpgHeritage Committees
Locations, contacts and details of Geelong and Surf Coast Shire Heritage Committees
Arts_links.jpgArt Related Links
Links to local, regional and national arts websites
public_art.jpgPublic Art 
Link to a list of public art in the Surf Coast Shire (including artists' names and type of work).
arts_orgs.jpgArts Organisations
Locations and contact details of various arts organisations in the Surf Coast Shire (including singing, performing arts and more)
aboriginal_art.jpg Aboriginal Heritage
Link to details of artworks celebrating the aboriginal heritage of the Surf Coast Shire.

arts_vision.jpgCultural Vision
The vision of the Surf Coast Shire Arts Department.

register.jpgSurf Coast Arts Register
Free open listing of people, groups, and businesses involved, or desiring to be involved, in all aspects of the Arts

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