Welcome to Winter by the Sea!

It’s cold, it’s dark, and we’re all staying inside, so we thought we would bring Victoria’s coast to you.

Parks Victoria and DELWP’s Coastcare Victoria are working in partnership to support marine and coastal volunteers, and our wider Victorian community, through COVID-19 isolation with an online program of live activities and recorded field trips that connects us with Victoria’s incredible marine and coastal environments and parks. 

Winter by the Sea logo


See the full program (PDF). 

There are three types of events being offered:

The Speakers Tent

Our expert volunteers and scientists will take you on a fortnightly deep dive along Victoria’s coast with live presentations and a chance to ask your questions!

Happening 4:30 – 5.15 pm every second Tuesday from May to August and open to all.

Date Topic Speaker
19 May Sharks and Rays of Point Cook Marine Sanctuary Andrew Christie
Friends of Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary

2 June Monitoring Top Marine Predators Professor John Arnould
Deakin University

16 June Whales of Winter David Donnelly
Dolphin Research Institute

30 June Barwon Estuary Project Jon Duthie
Friends of the Bluff Barwon Heads

14 July Marine Pests Dr. Richard Stafford Bell

28 July Australia’s Sub-Antarctic Marine Wildlife Melanie Wells
PhD Candidate

4 August Southern Right Whales Mandy Watson

11 August Marine Life of the Gippsland Lakes Don Love
Friends of Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary

25 August Bryozoan Reefs of Western Port Adrian Flynn / David Donnelly
Fathom Pacific

The Workshop

Grow your marine and coastal skills and knowledge by joining one of our monthly live interactive workshops starting in June.

Month Workshop

June Aboriginal Cultural Heritage on the Coast

July Victorian Marine Life Identification

August Digital Story Telling Workshop

Virtual Field Trips

Explore some of the key habitats of Victoria’s marine and coastal protected areas with a virtual field trips led by Parks Victoria staff being launched at the end of each month:

Month Field trip

Rocky Shores with Rangers Monique Bregman and Lachie Cohen

Seagrass with Ranger Jono

Beaches with Lynden Costin, Wilsons Promontory National Park Education Officer



Register to attend - once registered, details and information on how to join will be provided by email before each event.

Missed out and want to catch up on past events?

Links to recorded presentations, workshops, and virtual field trips will be added after each event.

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