Home to one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist destinations, the Great Ocean Road, the Surf Coast is probably best known for its rugged coastal habitats. In fact, the Surf Coast DAL extends from the Mt Duneed volcanic plain, through coastal woodland and marshes to the marine parks and surf beaches at Point Addis and Bells Beach. It is part of the traditional home of the Waddawurung people. Small endangered marsupials like the Broad-toothed rat, Swamp Antechinus and the New Holland Mouse are endemic to this area where rapid urban expansion continues to place pressure on local natural resources. Some of the key environmental focuses for a sustainable future in the Surf Coast region include:

• Invasive pest control

• Coastal erosion

• Fire readiness

• Rising salinity