The Gippsland coast is home to thousands of people who live in or near one of the many coastal towns and settlements located between Inverloch in the Bass Coast Shire in the west to Mallacoota near the New South Wales border in the east. The Gippsland coast remains in a largely natural state, being characterised by diverse natural environments, including important habitat for flora and fauna species protected by national parks, reserves and public foreshore land.

The Gippsland Coastal Board works with stakeholders in our region to protect and inform on important natural and heritage values significant to the state of Victoria and Australia.





1.   Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan 2015-20

The Board’s Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan was endorsed by the Minister and gazetted in September 2015.  The Plan, which is consistent with the regional plans for Central and Western coasts aims to implement the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 in the Gippsland Coast Region. It provides guidance to local coastal managers in preparing their own Local Coastal Management Plans.  You can download the Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan here

Submissions received during the consultation process can be found here.

2.   Board membership

We are pleased to advise that a new Gippsland Lakes and Coast Regional Coastal Board has been appointed by the Hon Lisa Neville, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, for the 2015 – 18 term. The Board includes 4 new members and three former members including the Chair, Cr. Richard Ellis. Richard is also a member of the Victorian Coastal Council. The Board’s eight members are:

  • Richard Ellis(Chair)
  • Michelle Dickson
  • Joanne Andrews
  • Paul Smith
  • Rodney Thomas
  • Elizabeth Radcliffe
  • Susan Lloyd
  • Allan Bawden

For further information on Board members click here.

Acknowledgement of Country and Indigenous Australians

The Gippsland Coastal Board respectfully acknowledges the original custodians of what is now known as Victoria; their rich culture, deep affinity with the land and spiritual connection to it.

Photos on this site courtesy of Faye Bedford and Jeremy Neilson


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