Mornington Peninsula Shire

MPSC Sustainability HThe Mornington Peninsula is located just over an hour’s drive away from the city, on Melbourne’s ‘doorstep’, and is often described as Melbourne’s playground. It is the most popular informal recreation area in Victoria.

The Peninsula is a 720 square kilometre boot-shaped promontory separating two contrasting bays: Port Phillip and Western Port. ‘The Peninsula’, as it is affectionately known to local residents, contains a diversity of scenic landscapes and is almost surrounded by the sea, with coastal boundaries of over 190 kilometres, a total of approximately 10 per cent of Victoria’s coastline. It is a mixture of urban areas, resort towns, tourist development and rural land.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is proud to sponsor local events such as the Surftech SUP Winter Classic, that encourage participation and enjoyment of the Peninsula’s natural environment.

“The Surftech SUP Winter Classic opens the peninsula to people outside our region thereby increasing regional awareness and encouraging more visitors to enjoy the varied tourism products that the Mornington Peninsula offers,” says Shane Murphy of the Council’s Economic Development Unit.