Smoke and glass-free beaches

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Smoking and glass containers are banned from all beaches.

Several designated foreshore grass areas are also glass-free between 9pm to 6am from mid-November to end-January each year.

The bans aim to reduce the negative impacts of smoking and glass on our beaches. Cigarette butts are a litter and environmental nuisance while glass is a safety and litter issue. Both cause untold damage to people, wildlife and the coast.

So please do your bit and use the bins located in grassed foreshore areas and adjacent to sand areas to dispose of your butts, bottles and other litter. Your cooperation will contribute to a safe, healthy and litter-free coastal environment for everyone to enjoy.

Below is a Channel 31 News Geelong Clip featuring an interview of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee's Coast Project Coordinator Mike Bodsworth and Victoria's Coast Too Lovely to Litter Ambassador, Environmentalist and Aquatic Scientist Sheree Marris.

The Committee is supporting the Too Lovely to Litter campaign which spans almost the entire 2000km stretch of Victoria's beautiful coastline and aims to reduce litter by at least 30 percent between December and April.

More information

No Butts No Cuts - Surf Coast Shire information brochure about our smoke and glass free beaches.