Coast and Marine

Council Objective: To protect and enhance our coast and marine environment.

Victor Harbor is renowned for it's beautiful coastline scenery which attracts visitors and residents to the region. The 47 kilometre coast includes sandy beaches and dunes, underwater reefs and spectacular cliff lines. This diverse environment includes a variety of habitats with significant flora, fauna and geological features.

Management Plan

For further information please refer to the Coast and Marine section of the Environmental Management Plan

Encounter Marine Park

For information please refer to Marine Parks website : http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/marineparks/find-a-park/kangaroo-island/encounter

Boating and Personal Water Crafts

For information on the use of Personal Water Crafts (PWC) and Boats please refer to the following links;

Please selected this link for a list of Boat Ramps within the City of Victor Harbor.

Hooded Plovers

During the Hooded Plover breeding season - spring to summer, beach goers need to take extra care along our coastline to help protect these nationally vulnerable shorebirds. Find out more information here.

Hook, Line and Thinker - A Fishing Debris Recycling Program

Every year tonnes of fishing debris ends up in our coastal waters, often causing harm to our sensitive marine life and ending up on our beaches.

To tackle this issue, the City of Victor Harbor (in partnership with the City of Onkaparinga and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board) has introduced a trial recycling program – Hook, Line and Thinker – to reduce the amount of debris that ends up in our waterways and to educate anglers and others on the dangers to marine life of fishing debris.

Fishing debris recycling bins will be installed at the Bluff Jetty, Screwpile Jetty, Bluff Boat Ramp and Causeway Boat Ramp.

Recreational anglers will be able to dispose of fishing line, hooks, sinkers, lures and floats in the bins which will be emptied and recycled by volunteers on a weekly basis during peak holiday periods and fortnightly at other times. Larger items like bait and packaging still need to be deposited in general waste or recycling bins.

At the point of collection, the content of the bins will be audited and separated for recycling before being transported to a plastics recycling plant twice a year.

Be a responsible angler

  • Don’t leave your line behind.
  • Replace your fishing line before it becomes brittle.
  • Cast your line with care, away from foraging birds and other wildlife.
  • Pick up any discarded fishing line you find.

More information

For updates on the Hook, Line and Thinker program email localgov@victor.sa.gov.au.

Information about the national marine debris project can be found at www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au