Boatsheds & Bathing Boxes

Boatsheds and bathing boxes are icons of the Victorian beachscape and occupy a unique role in bayside beach life. Many of these structures also have historic and cultural significance. The Shire of Mornington Peninsula manages about 850 boxes or sheds and is a planning authority for over 1300 boxes in total.

The bathing boxes are located on the peninsula's foreshore from Mount Eliza down to Portsea.  Mount Martha has around 250, Mornington 150, Dromana 240 (not managed by the Shire) , Rosebud/McCrae 160, Mount Eliza 110, Safety Beach 55 and Portsea around 80.  

Please note: Public access to Mount Martha North Beach has been closed for safety reasons due to substantial damage to the coastal cliff face and buildings.  Further information: Mount Martha North Beach Access.

A Boatshed and Bathing Box policy has been developed to form a consistent approach to the management of boatsheds and bathing boxes located on foreshores managed by the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Download: Boatshed& Bathing Boxes Policy(PDF, 481KB)

Download: Boatshed-Transfer-of-Licence-Form-2018(PDF, 79KB)

Download: Fact File - Boatshed and Bathing Boxes(PDF, 201KB)

Download: DELWP Bathing Box Construction Guidelines 2015(PDF, 2MB)

Download: Bathing Box Heritage Stage 2(PDF, 3MB)