Welcome to Summer by the Sea, a great opportunity for you to discover Victoria's marine and coastal environments.
From 2 – 26 January 2017, the Victorian Government is hosting hundreds of FREE guided activities across our state. Discover the secrets of rock pools, beaches, estuaries and mudflats while learning about the diverse habitats and species of Victoria's coast. Enjoy fossil safaris, walking tours, coastal crafts, kite making and playing detective both on the beach and in the bush. For the more adventurous, test your navigational skills in the Enviro Course Challenges or try snorkeling, canoeing, stand up paddle-boarding and much more. More than 200 activities will be held along the Victorian coastline, from the far South West right through to East Gippsland. The program includes activities for all ages and interests.
Summer by the Sea is being delivered by experienced coastal volunteers and skilled local providers on behalf of Coastcare Victoria, Parks Victoria and Fisheries Victoria.
The Summer by the Sea 2017 Program has been launched and bookings are now open!
To book your spot in any of the free events go to www.summerbythesea.vic.gov.au.
Otway firefighters briefed on summer fire season
With the risk of bushfires returning to the Otways this summer, local firefighters are today being briefed on the latest seasonal outlook and the challenges ahead.
No excuse for neglecting your campfire
Campers along the Murray River are being urged to follow the rules when it comes to campfire safety.
Seal pups arrive - keep your distance
Summer is the time when juvenile seals arrive at local beaches, after being separated from their mothers who have new pups to raise. DELWP is reminding beachgoers that these seals need their space to rest and recover.