The Western Coastal Board (WCB) oversees strategic coastal and marine planning issues in Victoria's Western Coastal Region which extends from Breamlea (near Torquay) to the South Australia border. The region includes the municipalities of Surf Coast, Colac-Otway, Corangamite, Moyne and Glenelg, and the City of Warrnambool. The coastal sections of the Corangamite and Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority regions are also included.

Victoria's western coastline is world-famous and includes well-known destinations such as the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles and Bells Beach. The increasing popularity of the Victorian coast has seen significant increases in both resident and holiday populations of towns, with many people becoming aware of the special values of the western coastal region.

The Western Coastal Board's role is to champion the ecologically sustainable development of Western Victoria's coastal and marine areas. It achieves this through being a:

What's New

Western Regional Coastal Plan
The Board’s Western Regional Coastal Plan was endorsed by the Minister and gazetted in September 2015 Read more


Coast to Coast Conference 2016: MCG Melbourne, 29 August – 1 September
Hosted by the Victorian Coastal Council, Australia’s national coastal management conference Coast to Coast 2016 will be innovative and inspirational, with a series of multi-streamed sessions and workshops that will enable attendees to better understand and respond to coastal and marine issues and sustainable outcomes. This conference will appeal to anyone interested in or working in the field of coastal and marine research, planning, management, education, resource use and policy. To register for conference updates please submit your details on the Contact Us page of the website here:

Calling all Coastal Champions!
Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence 2015 Nominations now open
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Western Coastal Board wins 2014 Australian Coastal Award in the 'Research' category for caravan and camping parks study.

National Sea Change Taskforce Website
View the project here

Boating Coastal Action Plan Interim Review
The Western Victoria Boating CAP Interim Review Report is available for download.
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Economic value of Caravan Parks Revealed
This project provides essential social and economic information and guidance to support climate adaptation decision making, and estimates for the first time the significant non-market economic values associated with recreation and protection of caravan parks on Victorian coastal Crown land and beaches. Download the project reports and read more...

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Contact the Secretariat by:
Phone: (03) 5226 4008
Fax: (03) 5226 4725
Post: P.O. Box 103, Geelong, 3220, Victoria, Australia

Acknowledgement of Country and Indigenous Australians
The Western 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.