Bellarine Catchment Network

What We Do:

Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN) is a community based natural resource management group. BCN supports community groups, land managers, private landholders, schools and the broader community in environmental awareness, education, management and on ground works. The Bellarine Catchment Network currently comprises of 18 Community Groups and Organisations. The vision of the BCN is to work towards healthy, well connected and resilient wetlands, waterways and native vegetation ecosystems; sustainable agricultural and land management practices; and a community which is engaged and involved in protecting and managing the natural environment. There are several projects the BCN runs to acheive this including education and awareness programs, pest plant and animal projects, monitoring and evaluation, community engagement and on ground works. You can easily become involved by joining a local group and there are many opportunities for volunteers.

With diverse representation of community groups, government and agency organisations represented on the Network this leads to greater environmental outcomes over the entire Bellarine. The Bellarine Catchment Network currently consists of the following organisations:

Friends of the Bellarine Rail Trail
Bellarine Secondary College Landcare Nursery
City of Greater Geelong
Borough of Queenscliffe
Coast Action/Coastcare
Parks Victoria
Barwon Coast COM
Bellarine Bayside COM
Greening Australia – Alcoa Partnership
Friends of Edwards Point
Bellarine Landcare Group
Friends of Buckley Park
Swan Bay Environment Association
Queenscliffe Community Nursery
Friends of Begola Wetlands
Friends of Point Richards
Friends of the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve
Wallington Rabbit Action Group
Lake Connewarre Restoration Group
Clifton Springs Foreshore Committee


Matt Crawley: (03) 5257 4426; 0417 231 853

PO Box, 431 Drysdale, VIC, 3222

Street Adress: 865 Swan Bay Rd, Mannerim, VIC, 3222