Community monitoring of the intertidal rock platform at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary.

Join us for our tri-yearly monitoring of the Eagle Rock platform.

The Sea Search program is a great way to learn and explore the marine environment while collecting important information on its health and condition. The information collected by Sea Searchers aids the management of marine parks.

This particular Sea Search will be just on the intertidal platform (some can be under the water, but not today).

Forget the tropics, over 85% of the animals and plants found in Victoria are found only on the Southern Australian coastline. Join us and  discover a world like no other.

All ages and abilities most welcome. No prior experience or knowledge of marine life is necessary – we will provide you with identification sheets and lots of ‘fishy people’ on hand to help you!

Meeting details

Park: Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary

Meeting point: Step Beach Car Park, Eagle Rock Parade, Aireys Inlet

Meeting time: 9am

Duration: 2 hours

RSVP Email:

What to bring

• Hat

• Warm clothing and sturdy footwear (no thongs or gumboots please). Old runners are good!

• Drink bottle

• Sunscreen

And a great attitude

Onsite contact

Peter Hay –  Parks Victoria Ranger. Phone: 0429057220

Nicole Maher – FERMS. Phone 0419110097

Reading the Rocks of the Great Ocean Road Event

7.30pm Saturday October 5:
Written in Stone with Philomena Manifold

Join us for a fascinating evening as Philomena Manifold explores our extraordinary coastline with a powerpoint presentation and talk based on her bestselling geology book, ‘Written in Stone’.

Venue:  Great Escape Books

Free Event with complimentary wine and nibbles

Book sale proceeds to FERMS (Friends of Eagle Rock Marine Park)

RSVP Essential with mobile contact to or ph. Bookshop 52897052

Philomena Manifold is a geologist, photographer, and writer currently working in the Earth Science Department at the University of Melbourne.

The discipline of science and visual art, along with meditative practices, inform her writing style and the way she engages with the world.

Written in Stone is Philomena’s first book and the outcome of an nine year process of exploring, researching, writing and documenting sites along the Great Ocean Road through scientific work and artistic observation.

September is Biodiversity Month!

Join us for an evening rockpool ramble at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary.

This is a special ‘no moon’ event, which means it will be great for using torches and spotlights.


Monday 2nd Sept – Evening Rockpool Ramble

When: 7:45pm at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary. Meets at top of Steppy Steps, Eagle Rock Parade, Aireys Inlet.

No moon will make it really dark, so it is best for just the bigger kids (8+). BYO torches, sturdy footwear.

RSVP appreciated to or (this is us!)

Lead by Peter Crowcroft, Environmental Education Program Coordinator | Great Ocean Road Coast Committee