Swan Bay Environment Association

The Swan Bay Environment Association recognises the importance of Swan Bay as a wetland of national and international importance and is actively working to ensure the area remains in a natural and unspoilt state.

The Association encourages passive recreational and educational use of the Bay. Some examples of the Association's activities are:

  • promoting the appropriate use of Swan Bay
  • propagation of indigenous plants
  • planting indigenous plants around the foreshore
  • preparing submissions relating to the protection of Swan Bay
  • collecting resources for a library on Swan Bay at the Marine Discovery Centre
  • responding to any issues which affect Swan Bay and its catchment area. This includes ensuring any development of adjacent areas is consistent with the values of the Bay
  • producing newsletters
  • holding committee meetings, open to all members, every two months.

The Swan Bay Environment Association is actively involved in a unique network with other volunteer groups and agencies whose broader role is to  protect Swan Bay through community education and facilitation of on-ground works on both private and public lands within the Swan Bay catchment - the Bellarine Catchment Network (formerly, the Swan Bay Integrated Catchment Management Committee).

Listing details

Street address: 79 Nelson Road, Point Lonsdale 3225 VIC Australia
Postal address: PO Box 143, Queenscliff 3225 VIC Australia
Organisation type: Community group or not-for-profit – incorporated
Affiliations: Bellerine Catchment Network
Service area: Queenscliffe
Website: https://www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au/community-directory-queenscliffe/environment/item/swan-bay-environment-association

Contact: Eva Mutton
Phone: 03 5258 2743
Email: [email protected]

Cost: Free services are provided to the community.
Education on indigenous gardening, seed collection, propagation. Gardens for Wildlife project.
Referral: Borough of Queenscliffe
Eligibility: none
Volunteer opportunities: Yes
Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Public transport access: Yes
Additional information: Our nursery provides indigenous plants and advise at low cost.