Parcel Transfers


The coast and parks along the Great Ocean Road are so special, and so important to Victorians, that the Victorian Government established the Authority as a dedicated coast and parks manager.  

We will have responsibility to protect and manage visitation of the coast and parks along the full length of the Great Ocean Road, enabling a holistic approach to addressing the impacts of increasing visitation, environmental processes, severe weather events and climate change.  

As the dedicated coast and parks manager our purpose is to protect, conserve, enhance and manage public land. We are also the designated lead agency for visitation management policy, planning and infrastructure by responsible entities along the Great Ocean Road.  

All revenue raised on the land we manage is reinvested back into the Great Ocean Road coast and parks to ensure the special part of the state can be enjoyed now and for generations to come. This includes improved environmental, education, conservation and visitor services right along the coastline.  

The Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Act 2020 provides for the management responsibility of approximately 700 parcels of land and sea be transferred to us by 1 November 2025.  

What will change following the land management transfers?

We work closely with the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action and the current land managers to ensure the smooth transition of management responsibility so local communities and visitors to the area should not experience any change in the way you use the areas.  

While our short-to-medium term management of the land and assets will remain consistent with that applied by the previous land managers, we are engaging with the community and stakeholders to best understand the areas and shape our management plans for the future.  

We are committed to being transparent and accountable in our management of land for which we have responsibility. This includes working with and listening to the community and stakeholders to understand your views or concerns about land for which management responsibility is transferring. We’re also working with Traditional Owners to respect the cultural values and aspirations of the land and waters.  

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