Where we manage

An explanation of the areas under our management

GORCC manages 37 kilometres of Crown land reserves along the coast in the Surf Coast Shire, from Point Impossible east
of Torquay to the Cumberland River southwest of Lorne.

This generally encompasses the narrow strip of foreshore between low water mark and the nearest road (eg Great Ocean Road) around the more developed sections of coast (eg existing settlements). GORCC also manages the Port of Lorne and Queens Park in Lorne and Taylor Park in Torquay.

Overview of GORCC's management areas: 

All GORCC managed reserves
    Click the image above to enlarge.  Graphics: Grindstone Design.


In the Torquay region, we manage 11km of coastal reserves the encompasses Point Impossible, Whites Beach, Fishermans Beach, Torquay Front and Surf Beaches, Jan Juc to Bones Road (just before Bells Beach Recreation Reserve). We also manage Taylor Park.

GORCC managed Torquay reserves


In the Anglesea region, we manage 5km of coastal reserves from the end of Purnell Street to the mouth of Anglesea River, Point Roadknight and O'Donohue Road.

GORCC managed Anglesea reserves

Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven

In the Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven region, we manage 13km of coastal reserves incorporating Boundary Road (near Sunneymede beach), Split Point Lighthouse, Painkalac Creek, Fairhaven, Moggs Creek, Eastern View and Spout Creek. Surf Coast Shire manages the lighthouse and some areas around Eagle Rock Parade and Painkalac Creek.

GORCC managers Fairhaven Eastern View reserves


In the Lorne region, we manage 8km of coastal reserves that includes North Lorne, Erskine River, Point Grey and St Georges River. We also manage Queens Park and Cumberland River.

GORCC managed Lorne reserves


More information

For a more in depth discussion of the areas GORCC manages download and view our Coastal Management Plan.