The Barwon Coast, centred on the townships of Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, is a wonderful place, brimming with natural beauty and a rich cultural and historical heritage.
The Barwon Coast Committee of Management (Barwon Coast) has the responsibility for the management of the coastal crown land reserves from Collendina on the eastern boundary of Ocean Grove, through to Blue Rocks to the west of 13th Beach.
The Barwon Coast combines a broad estuary system, fragile dunes and long beaches, producing a landscape with high environmental and conservation values. The coast is also important for recreation, with surf beaches, as well as beaches that are safer for families and a range of accommodation on offer.
We welcome visitors who are keen to enjoy all that this unique region has to offer, in a responsible and respectful way. We also welcome community input to help us balance the wishes of recreational users with the conservation of the natural environment.
A Quick Overview
Barwon Coast is responsible for the management of the crown land coastal reserves between Collendina to the east of Ocean Grove through to the western end of 13th Beach beyond Barwon Heads.
This 13km of coast is identified by various beach access track numbers and in general terms the area of management is between beach access points 7W and 42W.
Our Vision & Mission
As the custodian of the Barwon Coast environs, we will ensure its ecological diversity for present and future generations.
To conserve, present and enhance the natural and developed coastal environs for the enjoyment and use by all.