Closure of coastal reserves facilities, beaches and caravan parks

Closure of coastal reserves facilities, beaches and caravan parks

Temporary coastal reserves facility closures

Following the latest government advice, and to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities, we have closed access to a range of our public facilities until further notice.

Closures will apply from Friday 27 March, for the following GORCC-managed facilities from Torquay to Lorne:

  • all drinking fountains
  • all playgrounds and gym equipment
  • all outdoor showers
  • all BBQ’s
  • 13 low-use amenity blocks (see list below).

Amenity block closures: 

Torquay

  • Point Impossible Nude Beach
  • Whites Beach
  • Darian Road
  • Anderson Street
  • Price Street
  • Voss’ car park
  • Torquay Common

Jan Juc

  • Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club

Anglesea

  • Anglesea Beach

Lorne

  • North Lorne
  • Lorne Visitor Information Centre
  • Scotchmans Hill
  • Point Grey

Closures are also in place at:

  • Tip Road (The Esplanade) in Torquay
  • Split Point Lighthouse lookout
  • Memorial Arch car park
  • Teddy’s Lookout and car park in Lorne
  • Lorne Pier
  • Shelly Beach car park in Lorne

We ask that everyone please do their part in protecting our communities – please abide by the closures and follow the government advice to stay home as much as possible.

Temporary beach closures

A number of Surf Coast beaches were temporarily closed on Saturday 28 March until further notice.

This action is in line with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ strong message that people who can stay home, must stay home, and is in accordance with the direction of the Victorian Chief Health Officer.

While beaches are accessible for exercise if you strictly follow social distancing requirements, the message is clear – if you can stay home, you must stay home.

The following GORCC-managed beaches have been closed until further notice:

  • Fishermans Beach
  • Torquay Front Beach/Cosy Corner
  • Torquay Back Beach
  • Jan Juc Beach
  • Anglesea Main Beach
  • Point Roadknight
  • Gully Beach
  • Fairhaven Beach
  • Lorne Main Beach

Our beach-loving lifestyle is an important part of who we are, but not as important as the health of all Victorians, so please respect these closures.

Victoria Police will be monitoring beaches and issuing on the spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals who break social distancing rules.

Please do the right thing. It will save lives.

Temporary caravan park closures

As directed by the Chief Health Officer on Wednesday 25 March, our Torquay Foreshore, Anglesea Family and Lorne Foreshore Caravan Parks will be temporarily closed from 11.59pm (local time) 25 March 2020.

These actions follow further restrictions on domestic and international travel, with all non-essential travel banned.

No further bookings will be taken at any of our caravan parks, and all existing bookings up until 31 August 2020 will be cancelled and refunded in full.

Our caravan park teams are in the process of advising current guests that they are required to leave the park. We understand that this is inconvenient and frustrating for our guests, but we ask for patience and to work with our team as we enact these changes.

We will be contacting people who have upcoming bookings to arrange full refunds and will also be notifying Twelve Month Permit holders separately.

We will keep our caravan parks closed until we receive further government advice.

We will not be available to take individual calls or respond to Facebook messages during this time, so if you need to get in touch, please email us at the following addresses and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can:

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience during these uncertain times.

Please click here for further information from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

For further information regarding coronavirus and/or government advice please visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.