Victoria's marine waters cover some 10,000 square kilometres, extending 3 nautical miles offshore. They include waters adjacent to the open ocean and Victoria's bays, inlets and estuaries.
They include towering kelp forests, seagrass meadows and an amazing variety of fish, sponges and other animals of many colours and shapes from tiny organisms to large sea mammals.
These waters and the adjacent foreshore are equally important for the economic opportunities they provide, supporting tourism, fishing, shipping, ports and petroleum sectors and social opportunities that may be as simple as a walk on the beach or a swim.
Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries
Discover Victoria's marine national parks and marine sanctuaries.
Here you'll find information about marine pests, including the Northern Pacific Seastar.
Bays, Inlets and Estuaries
Discover Victoria's Bays, Inlets and Estuaries including Port Phillip Bay, Western Port and Gippsland Lakes.
Learn about Dolphins, Whales, Penguins and Seals and the regulations and standards for distance, speed and behaviour near whales and dolphins.
Seagrass and Reefs Program for Port Philip Bay
$5.5 million investment into research and management of Port Phillip Bay seagrass and temperate reefs.