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The following work up and down the Great Ocean Road coastline to help protect, enhance and preserve the natural flora and fauna found on the Surf Coast.

All Great Ocean Road groups


The Friends of the Hooded Plover Surf Coast was formed in response to the growing local interest in the threatened beach-nesting shorebirds. With only three known breeding sites along the Great Ocean Road Coast managed land, Hooded Plovers require human assistance for survival.

Associated with BirdLife Australia, the Friends of the Hooded Plovers Surf Coast volunteers are required to undergo important training to ensure they work towards the implementation of protective management measures and relieve the many threats from humans and dogs.

The Hooded Plovers have one of the lowest survival rates from egg to adult of any species in the world. The group works with Birdlife Australia and land managers such as Great Ocean Road Coast.

Contact | www.birdlife.org.au or meghan.cullen@birdlife.org.au

Visit the Save the Hoodie website for more information.

OCCN is a network of community organisations, land managers and government agencies committed to protecting and enhancing the ecological values in the Otway Plain and Ranges through coordinated community action.

Established in 2011, the group aims to work with all relevant environmental groups between Anglesea, Colac and Port Campbell to control two weeds of national significance, boneseed and bridal creeper. The group collaborates on projects to manage the significant weeds and map their presence across the area.

The group aims to increase community awareness of the ecological values, issues and the impact of significant weed species. The conservation network supports the work of other volunteer groups and combines agencies with the community to create a cohesive response to Weeds of National Significance.

Working bees are as required.

Contact | Luke Hynes on 0406 113 438 or occn@occn.org.au.

Great Ocean Road Coast Committee

On 1 December 2020 GORCC transitioned to the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority. Please visit: www.greatoceanroadauthority.vic.gov.au.