Community Information

Simply click on the highlighted links below to find out more.

Bellarine and Surf Coast Mobile Library – visits Portarlington each Wednesday.

Bellarine Bayside Committee of Management – responsible for the local foreshore.

Bellarine Belles ride your bike for exercise and fun.

Bellarine Community Health

Bellarine Police Community Support Register

City of Greater Geelong plus there’s the City’s   Recycling information: Rethink your Rubbish

CFA – Country Fire Authority  – call 000 for emergencies

Free Wi-Fi sites in the City of Greater Geelong – a new project and sites are constantly being updated.

Port Phillip Ferries    – daily ferry service between Portarlington and Docklands, Melbourne.

Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway 

Portarlington Business Development Association –   encourages and strengthens businesses operating in Portarlington and on the Bellarine.

Portarlington Fans Page – images, activities, events and Facebook forums about Portarlington.

Portarlington Mill – built in 1857 the mill had a strong influence on Portarlington’s early development.

Portarlington Neighbourhood House

Portarlington Police Station – call 000 for emergencies.

Portarlington Preschool

Portarlington Primary School plus the primary school Facebook page for news about what’s happening every day.

Portarlington Community Bank – Bendigo Bank – The PCA was an impetus in getting the bank established and the bank is now a regular sponsor for many community group projects.

Portarlington Community Information Booth  located in the Rotunda, Newcombe Street and staffed by volunteers, the booth provides information about Portarlington and the North Bellarine Peninsula.

Sunday Market held on the last Sunday each month.

The Port Report – local monthly newspaper, also online.

Major Events

Bellarine Agricultural Show – March long weekend

National Celtic Festival – June long weekend

Portarlington Mussel Festival – 2nd Saturday in January

When Bush comes to Town is set to become a weekend not to miss.  Dream-time, yarns, songs, poetry …

Local Activities and Sports Groups

Locomote – Group promoting walking throughout the Bellarine Peninsula.

See the following downloadable walking maps highlighting points of interest to explore in Portarlington

Locomote Hilly Walk        Locomote Ramblers Walk 

Portarlington Cricket Club,

Portarlington Demons Football and Netball Teams

Portarlington Golf Club

PortShare Resource Register

better for assets to wear out than rust out PortShare aims to support groups through sharing. We are a small town and it makes sense to share what we have. Often community groups only need a particular resource occasionally and sharing means not spending money unnecessarily. If your community group has resources you are willing to make available to others at no cost, a fee or donation, please send info to the email tree and it will be in our fortnightly email tree and on this website. Does your group need to borrow something? Try asking through PortShare. I’m sure there will be either a positive response or suggestions.  Check the latest PortShare Resource Register March 2017   Thanks to all who have offered their resources to others.

Community bus stop A frame      Display board     Projector screen     Small urn

Contact information: businesses, churches, community groups and clubs, community information and services

All community group contact details, Justices of the Peace, hospitals, transport and much more are now accessible here.  It’s the 2015 Portarlington Business and Community Directory.  The directory also has contact details for members of the Portarlington Business Development Association who publish the annual directory. If you can’t find what you want, email and we will help.

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