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Stage 4: Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay

Safer boating and swimming zones are being introduced along the coastline from Point Lonsdale to Corio Bay.

Implementation of the fourth stage of boating and swimming zones across Port Phillip will commence in January 2016. Works will commence at St Leonards and progress west towards St Helens Jetty.

New, easy-to-identify signs and aids to navigation will be rolled out throughout summer as part of a $550,000 upgrade to help bay users recognise and comply with four new usage zones.  

Bellarine Peninsula

Proposed changes include:

Indented Head

  • Revised Swimming Only zone between Jubilee Ave and Walpole Ave, extending 200m offshore.
  • Indented Head map 

Portarlington East

  • Retention of the No Personal Watercraft zone at Portarlington Pier, extending 200m offshore. 
  • Revised Swimming Only zone opposite Portarlington Bowling Club between Portarlington Pier and Stewart Grove extending 200m offshore.
  • Portarlington East map

Portarlington West

  • New Shared Wind Sports Zone at Point Richards, west of Portarlington Sailing Club adjacent to the eastern Point Richards Boat Ramp breakwater, extending 200m offshore.
  • Portarlington West map

Clifton Springs

  • New Swimming Only zone between Clifton Springs Boat Harbour and Griggs Creek extending 200m offshore.
  • Clifton Springs map

St Leonards

  • Revised Swimming Only zone between St Leonard Pier and First Avenue, extending 200m offshore.
  • Improved visibility of aids to navigation and easier to understand regulatory signage.
  • St Leonards map


Corio Bay

Proposed changes include:

St Helens Jetty

  • New Swimming Only zone at St Helens Jetty, extending approximately 100m offshore.
  • St Helens Jetty map

Point Henry

  • Retain the No Wind Sports zone, incorporating the waters within 100m around Point Henry Pier.
  • New Shared Wind Sports zone at Point Henry, extending approximately 2km south-west, as per previous trial zone. 
  • Improved visibility of aids to navigation and easier to understand regulatory signage.
  • Point Henry map