Are beaches closed?

All beaches are open. Groups must be limited to no more than 10 and physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained.

Can I go to the beach?

Beaches are open for exercise, which includes surfing and swimming. Lifesaving clubs are closed and Life Saving Victoria (LSV) beach patrols have ceased for the season. Canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rowing and surf skiing are also permitted, as long as physical distancing is followed. 

When visiting the beach physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be adhered to at all times and you must not gather in a group of more than 10 people.

Recreational boating

Recreational boating and other boating activities including water-skiing and wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding, sailing, windsurfing and jet-skiing are permitted.

Hygiene measures still apply – no physical contact outside your household members, use hand sanitiser and obey the 1.5 metre distancing requirements even when outside.

Physical distancing is particularly important at boat ramps and jetties. Access facilities should only be used if physical distancing can be maintained. Individual care and responsibility should also be taken on shared surfaces involved in the launching and landing of watercraft.

For more information visit the Better Boating Victoria website

Frequently asked questions

Refer to Activities and events on public land

More information

Please contact the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186 for more information, or your local council for specific information on local beaches.

Page last updated: 26/06/20