Partners

Wildlife Coast Cruises

Wildlife Coast Cruises has over 20 years experience operating cruises around Phillip Island, Seal Rocks, French Island, Westernport Bay and Wilson’s Promontory National Park.

A proud leader in eco-tourism, Wildlife Coast Cruises boasts many environmental and tourism accreditations, and offers a range of unique cruises and tours that let you experience all our beautiful coastline has to offer.

wildlifecoastcruises.com.au

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Victoria’s Wildlife island features spectacular coastal scenery and plenty of Australian Wildlife.
Visit the Penguin Parade, take a virtual tour at the new Antarctic Journey, experience a spectacular EcoBoat Tour, see the koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre, or Step back in time at Churchill Island Heritage Farm.

penguins.org.au

Dolphin Research Institute

An award winning not for profit organisation based on the shores of Western Port. For almost three decades, our passionate team of researchers and educators have dedicated themselves to protecting what we love in Victoria’s marine environment. Our work is based on long-term research and shares our knowledge with the community through our innovative education programs and leadership. Our goal is always to achieve the best conservation outcomes possible for the incredible range of animals that frequent our waters, whether it’s the resident bottlenose and common dolphins or the migrating giants, humpback and southern right whales.

dolphinresearch.org.au

Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board

Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board is the peak industry body for tourism in the Phillip Island region.

The board partners with the local industry, industry associations, Bass Coast Shire Council, Visit Victoria and Tourism Australia to deliver strategies to grow and sustain tourism in the region.

visitphillipisland.com

Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.Dedicated schools, community groups, businesses and volunteers get together to make re-useable ‘Boomerang Bags’ using recycled materials as a means to replace plastic bags. Through Boomerang Bags we start conversations, make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality.

Boomerang Bags

Two Bays Whale Project

The Two Bays Whale Project is a new citizen science initiative designed to formalise what has previously been the informal but mostly robust recording of sightings of large cetacean species’ within Port Phillip, Westernport and adjacent waters.

The current dataset dates back to 2000 with some supplementary sightings from previous years back to 1984.

facebook.com/twobayswhales

Phillip Island Gallery

Come and see some of the most beautiful, innovative and affordable art and craft works by the local people of the Bass Coast.

Our shop sells beautiful handmade crafts, wood tuned bowls, silk scarfs, handmade bags, handmade cards, sculptures, ceramics, jewellery and much, much more.

phillipislandgallery.com.au

Westernport Water - Choose Tap

Westernport Water is helping customers to enjoy a healthy, environmentally friendly and low-cost community lifestyle through the Choose Tap Initiative.

Choose Tap aims to promote the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle and as a positive alternative to bottled water.

westernportwater.com.au

Lone Pine Bistro at Phillip Island RSL

Modern, welcoming, family friendly venue including a 220 seat bistro offering a great range of value for money Australian and international dishes, gluten-free and vegetarian options, seniors and kids meals. Famous for its Gippsland steaks, San Remo fresh fish and chicken parmas. Open 7 days a week, lunch and dinner – bookings essential.

pirsl.com.au

Bass Coast Shire Council

Bass Coast has a unique combination of unspoiled coastline and picturesque hinterland, but is still less than two hours to Melbourne.
Our Main Centres – Wonthaggi, Cowes, Inverloch, San Remo and Grantville – service the local population and more than 3.4 million visitors who arrive in Bass Coast each year.Our Visitor Information Centres can provide information and booking services for accommodation and attractions across the region.

visitbasscoast.com.au

West Gippsland Regional Library

West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation was established in 1995 by a formal agreement between Bass Coast, Baw Baw and South Gippsland shires. We operate twelve libraries across the region as well as two mobile libraries serving twenty

We aim to provide core library services, programs and collections that are free, accessible and equitable

wgrlc.vic.gov.au

Victorian Fisheries Authority

Victoria boasts a variety of fish and seafood whether you buy it from a fishmonger, eat it at a restaurant or catch it yourself. Our fisheries are sustainably managed so everyone can enjoy fish now and into the future.You can do your bit by understanding catch limits, licensing and permitted equipment. Our free Recreational Fishing Guide outlines all the detail and is available as a smartphone app too. You can also ring our 24 hour illegal fishing reporting line 13FISH (133474) if you see or suspect illegal fishing.

vfa.vic.gov.au

International Fund for Animal Welfare

International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it’s dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters.

www.ifaw.org/australia

Plastic Free Phillip Island and San Remo

Plastic Free Phillip Island and San Remo is a community-driven initiative that educates, unites and empowers local businesses and the wider community to choose reusable alternatives to disposable plastics. We provide tools and support to assist individuals and businesses to make these changes simply and effectively which results in positive outcomes for the environment and our community as a whole

plasticfreephillipislandsanremo.org

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Seeing whales and marine mammals while out on the water is an unforgettable experience. While this can be exciting, it’s sometimes easy to forget how much our presence can impact marine wildlife and their habitats. Keep your distance.Boats must remain 200m from a whale, and must reduce their speed and stay clear from the path of a whale within 300m. Encounter a whale or dolphin in distress, call the Whale and Dolphin Emergency Hotline on 1300 136 017

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Making connections

“Bringing communities together through integrated creative, cultural and environmental activities”
The Making Connections project has been designed to deepen intercultural understanding and raise environmental awareness through the arts.Within the project, creative, cultural and environmental activities are integrated into community events.The activities bring people of all ages and cultural backgrounds together.They draw on an extensive network of musicians, artists and Aboriginal Elders as facilitators, performers and advisors.

Bunurong Land Council

The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation are a Traditional Owner organisation that represent the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin Nation. We aim to preserve and protect the sacred lands and waterways of our ancestors, their places, traditional cultural practices, and stories.

bunuronglc.org

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Panny’s is a celebration of all things chocolate with amazing attractions, interactive machines, fascinating facts, delicious chocolates to try, chocolatiers working away and you can make your own chocolate creation to take away.

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