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January 21, 2022

Family beach clean to change realities through action in Torquay

A GEELONG resident is doing his best to raise awareness of pollution throughout the region, and he is taking that message with him to...

January 20, 2022

Wave of boats prepare to set sail for Corio Bay

IN just two days, the spectacular sight of more than 200 Grand Prix boats sailing into Geelong will kick off the 2022 Festival of...

January 20, 2022

Barwon Health implements Code Brown procedures

A CODE Brown management plan announced by the Victorian government earlier this week is now in effect across Barwon Health's sites as Victoria continues...

January 20, 2022

Paddler sends powerful message along coast

A 16,000-KILOMETRE journey named ‘The Paddle of Aus’ around the coastline of the Australian mainland passed through the Surf Coast at the weekend. Athlete Bonnie...

January 18, 2022

Beekeepers come to the rescue thanks to Facebook group

FOR a little over a year, the Bee Rescue: Geelong, Bellarine, Surfcoast & District Facebook group has been helping rescue and remove bees by...

January 18, 2022

Penguin Parade graces Anglesea Beach

MORE than 100 penguins lined Anglesea's beaches last Tuesday at the first ever Anglesea Penguin Parade. Thanks to approximately 20 penguin moulds, the efforts of...

January 17, 2022

Horsing incident critically injures 11-year-old boy in Aireys Inlet

A HORSING incident in Aireys Inlet earlier today (Monday, January 17) resulted in one child being flown to The Royal Children's Hospital in a...

January 17, 2022

Lions Club and early risers start 2022 on right foot

IT WAS another busy New Year’s Day morning for the Torquay Lions Club as the club undertook its annual start-of-the-year foreshore clean-up. The Torquay Lions’...

January 14, 2022

Lorne accepts fire help for summer

IT IS common knowledge coastal towns are flooded with tourists each summer, which is why Lorne's CFA Fire Brigade needs all the help it...

January 11, 2022

Roo Run Return has competitors bounding around Roadknight

ONE of the Surf Coast’s most popular races took to Point Roadknight last Monday morning hosted by the Anglesea Motor Yacht Club after a...

January 11, 2022

Anglesea comic hits the shelves to give back

AN ANGLESEA boy is giving back to an institute for the help it gave him at a young age through his passion for comic...

January 10, 2022

Chargers seek interest for 2022 Big V sides

THE Surfcoast Chargers basketball is turning the page of its next chapter following the announcement the club is seeking expressions of interest for Big...

January 10, 2022

Bellarine baseball ready to bear new upgrades

IT HAS taken almost four years, but the Bellarine Bears will now be able to upgrade several facilities of its club thanks to the...

January 9, 2022

Some upgrades completed at Waurn Ponds Station

COMMUTERS and travellers in southern Geelong and surrounds will soon see the benefit from the completion of major works in the upgrade taking...

January 9, 2022

Surf Coast Secondary stalwart awarded coveted service award

A NAME synonymous with education on the Surf Coast has been commended for his length of service throughout the region at this year's Geelong...

January 9, 2022

Heads tennis club on the rise

BARWON Heads tennis players and administrators have wrapped up a huge year by earning recognition as the region’s best-performing club. Tennis Geelong crowned Barwon Heads...

January 9, 2022

Surf Coast student joins creative minds with global surf brand

A SURF Coast Secondary student’s dream has been fulfilled after getting the opportunity to collaborate with a home-town brand. Surf Coast Secondary College’s Geordie Pitcher...

January 6, 2022

Thomas and Gilling crowned 2022 Jim Wall Iron Man winners

ALMOST 200 athletes, their families, and hundreds more spectators and passers-by witnessed a wonderful start to the Surf Coast event calendar at the 2022...

January 2, 2022

Thomas earns Jim Wall in front of hometown, Gilling makes it a dynasty

LOCAL surf athlete Sophie Thomas has stormed home to take her first win in front of her home crowd, while Matt Gilling made his...

December 29, 2021

New report states Karaaf is at risk of “long-term” destruction

RESIDENTS in Torquay North say the Karaaf Wetlands are at risk of being destroyed from a continuing influx of stormwater from nearby developments, and...

December 28, 2021

Starfish Nippers program open for registration

WITH more people than ever before expected to hit the Surf Coast's beaches this summer, Torquay Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) is reigniting a...

December 27, 2021

All-inclusive surfing will make a return in February

NOT everyone gets to surf unfortunately, but the return of a popular and inclusive surf program is making a long-awaited return to Ocean Grove. The...

December 23, 2021

Local juniors represent well at coveted Kooyong tournament

A FEW of the finest young tennis players raised right here on the Surf Coast made the trek to Melbourne to represent the region...

December 20, 2021

Surf Coast musicians release new pandemic-inspired album

ALMOST two years of production between some of the Surf Coast’s best up and coming musicians culminated in an album release and a gig...

December 16, 2021

Inaugural home game marks historic moment for Chargers’ men.

THE Surfcoast Chargers men’s side has at last hosted its first-ever Country Basketball League (CBL) game on home court, achieving the same feat as...

December 16, 2021

Female Tigers continue to roar

ONE of the region's founding women's cricket clubs is reaping the rewards of sticking with a rapidly growing female game. The Torquay Cricket Club first...

December 14, 2021

Vic Open given green light for 13th Beach return

GOLF Australia has confirmed today that the ground-breaking Vic Open will return after a year’s absence to the 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon...

December 13, 2021

Alarming drowning stats prompt safety warning

LIFE Saving Victoria (LSV) has announced its highest yearly drowning total in 20 years following the release of the 2020/21 Victorian Drowning Report. The report...