Established under the Coastal Management Act 1995, The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 set the long-term vision and framework for how we plan and manage the coast, guided by the Hierarchy of Principles, policies and actions.

The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 (PDF, 10.4 MB)

The Victorian Coastal Strategy Summary Brochure (PDF, 956.9 KB)

The Victorian Coastal Strategy Implementation Plan highlighted the priority projects for 2017-2019, and outlined progress in delivering on the Strategy so far.

Victorian Coastal Strategy Implementation Plan (PDF, 670.8 KB)
Victorian Coastal Strategy Implementation Plan (DOCX, 56.5 KB)

The Marine and Coastal Policy

The Victorian Government, with guidance of the Victorian Marine and Coastal Council, has developed a new statewide Marine and Coastal Policy (the Policy). The Policy guides decision makers in the planning, management and sustainable use of our coastal and marine environment. It provides direction to decision makers including local councils and land managers on a range of issues such as dealing with the impacts of climate change, population growth and ageing coastal structures.

The Policy came into operation in March 2020, superseding the ‘policy for decision making’ parts of the Victorian Coastal Strategy (VCS) 2014.  The “actions” in the VCS 2014 will remain valid until such time as a Marine and Coastal Strategy is made

For any specific queries, please email Marine.CoastalPolicy@delwp.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 06/03/20