Below is a series of fact sheets and other useful information and resources.

Marine and Coastal Act and land tenure

Use, development and works on marine and coastal Crown land (PDF, 850.4 KB)
Use, development and works on marine and coastal Crown land (DOCX, 116.1 KB)

General consent (PDF, 732.9 KB)
General consent (DOCX, 108.5 KB)

Coastal Management Plans (PDF, 247.5 KB)

Flexible coastal tenure arrangements (DOC, 1.3 MB)

Regional coastal plans

Regional Coastal Plans implement the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 at the regional scale. They provide guidance to local coastal managers in preparing their own local coastal management plans.

Central Regional Coastal Plan 2015-2020 (PDF, 8.7 MB)
Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan 2015-2020 (PDF, 5.9 MB)
Western Regional Coastal Plan 2015-2020 (PDF, 4.7 MB)

Developing a Coastal Hazard Assessment

These guidelines aim to help in the planning and delivery of inundation and erosion coastal hazard assessments.

Guidelines for Developing a Coastal Hazard Assessment 2017 (PDF, 542.8 KB)

Living with coastal change

Recreational Boating Facilities Framework

Recreational Boating Facilities Framework Part 1 (PDF, 656.1 KB)
Recreational Boating Facilities Framework Part 2 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Recreational Boating Facilities Framework Part 3 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Recreational Boating Facilities Framework Appendices  (PDF, 509.2 KB)

Boating Coastal Action Plans

Gippsland Boating Coastal Action Plan 2013 (PDF, 10.1 MB)
Western Boating Coastal Action Plan 2010 (PDF, 7.7 MB)
Regional Boating Coastal Action Plans and Recreational Boating Facilities Framework Review 2019 (PDF, 850.6 KB)

Committees of Management

Across Victoria approximately 1,200 voluntary Committees of Management (CoMs) manage 1,500 Crown land reserves. A further 2,800 reserves are managed by municipal councils as CoMs. Many of these reserves are on the coast.

More information about Committees of Management.

More information

Former regional coastal board websites - search https://trove.nla.gov.au/website (ensure you select the 2018 'snapshot').

OzCoasts - Australian Online Coastal Information from Geoscience Australia

Please email marine.coasts@delwp.vic.gov.au for further information.

Page last updated: 29/07/21