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PUBLICATION 1 OCT 2016

State of the Bays 2016

Summary Victoria’s first State of the Bays report is an historic baseline study of the health of Port Phillip Bay and Western Port. Based on existing marine science research, it is a timely

REPORT 5 SEP 2016

State of the Bays 2016 Report

View our State of the Bays 2016 interpretive website stateofthebays.vic.gov.au Victoria’s first State of the Bays Report is a historic baseline study of the health of Port Phillip Bay and

NEWS 21 AUG 2020

Wonders of the Bay

Ornate cowfish, Australian Fur-seal or Yellow Crested Weedfish? For your Friday and weekend pleasure, we are delighted to share a fantastic initiative from Museums Victoria. In celebration

NEWS 20 JUL 2020

Habitats and their Dependent Species: Seagrass

In week seven of our 11-week campaign to celebrate Victoria’s marine environment, we are exploring the fascinating seagrasses of Port Phillip and Western Port Bays, sharing insights from the

NEWS 21 JUN 2020

Threats to the Bays

This week, as part of our 11-week campaign to celebrate Victoria’s marine environment, we wanted to look at threats to Port Phillip and Western Port Bays, sharing insights from the

NEWS 15 JUN 2020

Celebrating our Bays

As part of our campaign to celebrate Victoria’s marine environment, this week we wanted to share some background to the two most populated Bays – Port Phillip and Western Port. At the edge

NEWS 8 JUN 2020

Happy World Oceans Day

Today is #WorldOceansDay and a perfect time to begin our campaign that reflects on the insights and images from Victoria’s first State of Bays (SotB) report released by the Commissioner for

NEWS 14 AUG 2018

A new Marine and Coastal Act

To protect Victoria’s marine and coastal environments now and into the future, we have established a new Marine and Coastal Act as part of a broader package of reforms. On 1 August 2018

STORY 2 JUL 2018

The particulars of plastic

All plastic breaks down into microplastics; every bit of plastic that is manufactured has the potential to end up in our environment. At the moment we know there’s a huge amount of plastic

NEWS 15 FEB 2018

Key updates to the State of the Bays 2016 Report

The launch of 2016 State of the Bays report gave Victoria its first ‘health check’ for the iconic Port Phillip Bay and Western Port. Environmental science and policy-making is a dynamic