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What lives underwater at Port Phillip Heads?

Friday 14 June, 2019


Community invited to marine species booklet launch

Parks Victoria and the Friends of Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary invite the community to a booklet launch event at 6pm on Thursday 27 June at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre, Queenscliff. The new booklet will help visitors identify and protect marine animals and plants that live in Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.

Designed for visitors, the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet will help people learn about the species within the Park; how to minimise their impact while visiting; and what they can do to help look after it. The booklet was supported by the Victorian Government through the Port Phillip Bay Fund.

Attendees to the launch event will have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers from a range of interest groups, grab a free copy of the booklet and mingle with other park users and groups such as Parks Victoria, Friends of Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary and Coastcare.

For full event details and to register your attendance, visit Eventbrite: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet Launch.

For those who can’t attend, the booklet will be available online at the Parks Victoria website.

Quotes, attributed to Jill Wheeler, Marine Ranger, Parks Victoria:

“The Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is home to an incredible wealth of fascinating, colourful, strange and diverse plants and animals, all of whom lie just below the surface, ready to be discovered.”

“The Friends of Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary have developed the Port Phillip Bay Marine National Park Identification Booklet as an invaluable resource for anyone hoping to take the plunge and get to better know our precious southern marine communities.”

“We’re committed to preserving Victoria’s natural environment and the plants and animals that seek refuge within them. Join us as we celebrate Victoria’s marine protected areas, and the important role these spaces play in our everyday lives.”


Media enquiries
Stephanie Zilles
0498 007 891

Parks Victoria media centre