Personal watercraft on the Mornington Peninsula coastline

Mornington Peninsula Shire is looking to hear from residents about the use of personal watercraft (PWCs) along the Mornington Peninsula coastline.

A report was taken to Council on 24 July 2018 to advocate to Maritime Safety Victoria, Parks Victoria and Water Police Victoria for increased surveillance and enforcement of personal watercrafts, as well as a review of the existing boat/swim zones along the Mornington Peninsula Shire coastline.

Council will continue the conversation with Parks Victoria, Maritime Safety Victoria and other relevant authorities until a solution is found to provide a safer environment for water users and wildlife. 

Shire is inviting the community to be part of the conversation about personal watercraft usage on the Peninsula. Local residents are encouraged to attend upcoming Forward Planning Committee Meetings to provide Council their views on this important matter. 

Download: Extract from Council Meeting Minutes 24 July 2018 Personal Watercraft Usage and Zones(PDF, 165KB)

Have your say

Community consultation opens Thursday 25 October 2018 and closes 5pm Friday 21 December 2018.

Forward Planning Committee Meetings

At these meetings community members can make a three-minute verbal submission to the Shire about their thoughts and suggestions.

Please arrive ten minutes early if you wish to register to make a verbal submission at either of the meetings. 

Forward Planning Committee Meeting 1

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 6.30pm

Safety Beach Sailing Club, 185 Marine Parade, Safety Beach

Forward Planning Committee Meeting 2

Monday 10 December 2018, 6.30pm

Rye Civic Hall, 12 Napier Street, Rye


Using the form below. 

Email your submission to: with the subject line 'Personal watercraft usage’.

In person:
Surveys are also available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

Attention: Coastal Planning, Re: Personal watercraft, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939
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