Business and Tourism Anglesea is a local tourism and traders association that is active in the local and business community. It works with local traders and businesses to further develop both business and community objectives by fostering healthy relationships between businesses, organisations, tourism bodies and government.
Regional Development Victoria is Victoria’s lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria. RDV supports regional Victoria with a focus on building stronger economies and communities through employment, investment and infrastructure.
Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism was established in November 2013 to lead the development, marketing, advocacy and management of tourism for the Great Ocean Road region. From Torquay to the South Australian border…this spectacular region is unique in its geographical boundaries and also in its rich diversity of product offerings including nature based experiences, touring, history and heritage, food and wine, walking, cycling and events ‘on and off the coast’.
The Surf Coast Shire covers the wards of Torquay, Anglesea, Winchelsea and Lorne. The Shire is named after its location on the popular surf coast of Victoria. “A place of wellbeing”.
YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp is one of five camps leased to YMCA Victoria by Sport & Recreation Victoria, a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. The YMCA/SRV partnership enables YMCA camps to deliver State Government and YMCA initiatives that encourage Victorians to engage in healthy, active lifestyles.
Camp Wilkin and Burnside are part of Baptist Camping Victoria and pride themselves on of being part of the community and reflecting the ethos and values of the Baptist Church. Camp Wilkin is located in Anglesea just off the iconic Great Ocean Road and is set on 15 acres within easy walking distance from the beaches, river, bush, and shops. It also features a myriad of outdoor active facilities and activities.
The Anglesea & District Community Bank® Branch was opened 23 June 2005. The branch quickly gained momentum as the local community had the opportunity to gain ownership of the company. The Community Bank supports the local people through sponsorship and grants.
Great Ocean Road Coast is a Committee of Management formed by the Victorian Government in 2004. In essence, GORCC are a community based, not for profit organisation managing 37 km of Crown land reserves along the coast from Point Impossible to Cumberland River. Roles include building and maintaining infrastructure, operating caravan parks, issuing leases, licences and permits for various activities, protecting the sensitive coastal environment as well as many other projects.
Premier’s Active April is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to promote healthy and active lifestyles and get Victorians to join in the fun of increased physical activity. Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.
In Australia, the YMCA is made up of 24 Member Associations supporting over 741 communities in the areas of Healthy Living, Empowering Young People and Social Impact. The YMCA strives to make a positive difference by providing each and every person the opportunity to be healthy, happy and connected. YMCA has over 12,000 staff across Australia and around 4,000 volunteers, who are the backbone of the YMCA.
The Kids In Nature Network acts to empower, connect and grow individuals and organisations that are committed to reconnecting children to nature. Participants are from health, education, environment, outdoors, urban planning, community, arts and many other sectors. KINN works to provide opportunities for collaboration and capacity building and open sharing of experiences, ideas and knowledge amongst members and allies.
Part of the Premier’s Active April initiative, Nature Play Week was developed collaboratively by individuals and organisations involved in the Kids in Nature Network. Nature play is a term used to describe the creation of simple play opportunities in the natural environment. Nature play encourages kids and parents to see the natural environment as a place to enjoy, play, imagine, relax and explore.
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services integrates health and human services policies, programs and services to improve the wellbeing of all Victorians. The new DHHS brings together the former Department of Health, former Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Anglesea Beachfront Family Caravan Park is the only holiday park in Anglesea with beach and river frontage! Positioned at the start of the Great Ocean Road between the sandy Anglesea shore line and the Anglesea River on 16 hectares of parkland, you’ll discover beautifully manicured grounds with native melaleuca trees and open spaces providing plenty of room for you and the kids to run free, ride bikes and just breathe! Packed with loads of onsite facilities including a lagoon style pool, indoor heated spa and brand new gym, we are only a short leisurely walk to great shops, cafes and restaurants as well as bowling and tennis courts.
Anglesea-based business, Go Ride A Wave helped to create the surf school industry standards and is a member of Surfing Australia surf schools. GRAW provides a safe and enjoyable experience learning surf craft in open water as well as protecting the environment. GRAW has extended its services beyond just surf instruction, to provide bodyboarding, surf life saving, surf carnivals, surf safety, lifeguarding, sit on top kayaking, “Surfgroms”, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and corporate and team building activities.
Adventure Types is a consultancy specialising in the strategic development of outdoor active tourism and initiatives via research, product and event design and curation, communications, marketing and content production, and media management, all with a specific focus on outdoor-active sectors and brands. Clients range from international, national, state and regional tourism organisatons to governments and councils along with some of the world’s leading adventure brands and adventure destinations.
Established in 1946, Eumeralla Scout Camp is set in 330 hectares of beautiful natural bush, high on the cliffs. It boasts spectacular views of the ocean and township of Anglesea from “Westies” seat at the top end of the camp. The track seen from this area, leading into Anglesea is part of the Surf Coast Walk. Eumeralla’s spectacular ocean and bushland views make it a perfect location for scout groups, school groups, sporting clubs, church groups, and naturalists.
Barwon Water (Barwon Region Water Corporation) is Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation. Its area of responsibility stretches from Little River and the Bellarine Peninsula in the east, to Colac in the west, and from Meredith and Cressy in the north, to Apollo Bay on Victoria’s south-west coast. For events like Kids Adventure Outdoors, Barwon Water provides high quality water supply via a mobile drinking fountain, ensuring all those thirsty young adventurers stay hydrated!