Fed up with vandals on the coast? Us too!


Each year the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee receives multiple reports of illegal activities, with staff regularly discovering evidence of poor behaviour on the coast, particularly during peak season. This summer has been no different with a recent spate of illegal behaviour on coastal reserves along the Surf Coast.

Multiple coastal sites in Torquay, Lorne, and Anglesea have been impacted by people lighting fires, littering and destroying vegetation. Party sites are particularly destructive to native vegetation, as trees are cut for firewood and rubbish is often left behind, not to mention the damage made to the stability of fragile dune systems.

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Caring for our precious Coastal Moonah Woodland


Coastal Moonah Woodlands are identifiable by the presence of Moonah trees, with their gnarly wind-twisted branches, as well as other dominant species like Coast Wirilda, Coast Tea-Tree and Coast Beard-heath.

Prior to European settlement, it is thought that Coastal Moonah Woodland may have stretched as far as 5km inland in some areas.  Unfortunately, much of this unique plant community has been lost due to clearing and fragmentation, with less than 10% of its original distribution remaining in Victoria. The Coastal Moonah Woodland plant community is now listed as threatened under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.

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The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is


The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is trialing the use of Erskine Paddock in Lorne for overflow car parking this summer. Following community feedback on the need for more parking in Lorne during peak times, the trial will involve opening part of the paddock for cars for weekends, public holidays and days of high visitation – as it is during the annual Pier to Pub.
Parking will be strictly from 10am to 7pm through the January trial period.
For any feedback on the trial please email info@gorcc.com.au. http://ow.ly/i/Bvss7