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The theme for the competition is: "AUSTRALIA FROM ABOVE". Enter as many times as you like. There are 13 prizes to win. Find out more by clicking the heading above.
Monday, 17 April 2017
Categories: News

'Lights by Dreamworks - the Experience': Facts and Details

How MPRT tourism partners can leverage the event - read on!

For full details about Lights by Dreamworks - The Experience, click the heading above.

What is it? 

When is it on? 

Where is it?   

How can I buy/sell tickets? 

How is MPRT leveraging this event?

How can YOUR business leverage this event?

Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Categories: News

Lights by Dreamworks - The Experience

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board are pleased to confirm the announcement of Lights by Dreamworks - The Experience is coming on to the Mornington Peninsula opening in March 2017! Opening March 25, ending April 30 2017.

We have been working closely with Showtime Attractions and through the State Government's Regional Events Fund have been able to secure this event; to make it's Australasian debut right here on the Peninsula!

The event is expected to attract a significant influx of visitors to the Region. We have been working with the promoter to engage strategies that will encourage people to come see the event, stay and participate in other activities the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.

We have attached an event fact sheet for you which can be accessed by clicking here

MPRT Partners wanting to know how to leverage off the event and find out how your business can do this please register your interest by filling out your details on the below link and we will be in touch.

To register your interest in the event click here.

Friday, 13 January 2017
Categories: News

Appointment of Councillor Representative - Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board

Mayor, Cr. Bev Colomb, Cr. Rosie Clark, Cr. David Gill and Cr. Anotella Celi have been appointed as Council's representatives to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board at Council meeting 28 November 2016.

Cr. Rosie Clark and Cr. David Gill will represent Council for the first 6 months and Mayor, Cr Bev Colomb and Cr. Antonella Celi will represent Council for the second 6 months for the ensuing twelve months.


Thursday, 12 January 2017
Categories: News

Point Nepean National Park - Draft Master Plan

Save the Date

Please drop in to an Information Day in the park for an update on the project.

The information session includes a presentation at 11am, with the remaining time available for you to speak with the project team.

When: Sunday 22 January 2017 (9am - 2pm)

Where: Badcoe Hall, Point Nepean National Park (end of Point Nepean Road, Portsea)

Further Information

Further details about the draft master plan and how to have your say will be sent in coming weeks.

You can also check the project webpage for updates:

or email the project team at:


Thursday, 12 January 2017
Categories: News

‘No entertainment - No nonsense’ for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve

Mornington Peninsula Shire will again take a ‘No Entertainment - No Nonsense’ approach to New Year’s Eve on the southern peninsula, working in partnership with a community-based steering committee, Police, residents and businesses to reduce negative impacts of celebrations in the area.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Categories: News

Declaration of the Fire Danger Period from Monday 19 December 2016

CFA have declared that the Fire Danger Period will commence on Monday 19 December 2016. CFA have advised that the restrictions on the lighting of fires as provided under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 will be imposed in the Mornington Peninsula Shire from:

0100 hours on Monday 19 December, 2016 until 0100 hours on Monday 1 May, 2017

(unless extended or curtailed in the meantime)


CFA declare the Fire Danger Period at the onset of warmer weather to help prevent fires from starting as dry vegetation and hot weather increase the incidence of fires accidentally starting and spreading.  

  • No fires in the open air are allowed during this time without a permit
  • Please be advised that during the declared Fire Danger Period, the Shire’s Open Air Burning Local Law does not apply and cannot be enforced
  • Suspected illegal burning off during the declared Fire Danger Period should be reported to Police on Triple Zero


More information:

Vic Emergency Hotline (has replaced the Victorian Bushfire Information Line)

1800 226 226


Vic Emergency App (has replaced the FireReady App)

Download free from


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Friday, 16 December 2016
Categories: News

Sustainability Victoria Business - Energy Efficient Capability Grants

Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest (EOI)  from industry associations, business networks and registered training organisations interested in a Boosting Productivity Energy Efficiency Capability Grant.

Grants of up to $150,000 are available to help organisations to establish projects that build the energy efficiency capability of small and medium sized enterprises or service providers.

The EOI is an opportunity for you to receive feedback on your project idea. By exception only, project teams may proceed straight to the full application stage. If you think this might be the case for your project, please contact us.

Guidelines and the EOI form are available here.

To assist with your EOI, read the FAQs about the program and a presentation can be found Friday, 16 December 2016

Mornington Peninsula Celebrates its Tourism Award Winners

Mornington Peninsula tourism operators showcased the very high quality and diversity of their visitor experiences when ten businesses enjoyed spectacular success in the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards on Thursday 24 November. 

The event recognises not only the efforts of individual operators but also the collaborative efforts of the Victorian tourism industry celebrating the achievements of those who strive for tourism excellence.

"Our region has been an active supporter of the awards for a number of years. It is terrific to see the industry embrace the spirit of co-operative competition and come together to celebrate the best Victoria has to offer." said Tracey Cooper, Chairman, Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board.

"As our industry continues to evolve it is pleasing to see new businesses and first time entrants participate. These awards play a critical role in Mornington Peninsula's growth as a tourism destination. It is terrific to see the region represented in such a positive and prolific way," concluded Ms Cooper 

The Mornington Peninsula industry winners and finalists for 2016 are:

Peninsula Hot Springs - Eco Tourism
Harmony Bed & Breakfast - Hosted Accommodation
Lakeside Villas at Crittenden - Self Contained Accommodation
The Wellness Manor - New Tourism Business
Green Olive at Red Hill won an awards hat trick, taking out the Excellence in Food Tourism Award for the third consecutive year. To honour this outstanding achievement they now enter the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame.

Moonlit Sanctuary - Tourist Attractions
Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism - Destination Marketing

Crittenden Estate - Tourism Wineries, Distilleries, Breweries

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery - Cultural Tourism
Bay Fish N Trips - Tour & Transport Operators

Our Gold Award winners will represent Victoria at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which will be held in Darwin in February 2017.

Winners and Finalists of the Victorian Tourism Awards are determined by achieving a score of 75% or above. The winner is the highest scoring entrant in each category.
Hall of Fame is awarded to an entrant that has won the same category over 3 consecutive years.

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Winners List

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Categories: News

2016 Mornington Peninsula Regional Industry Tourism Legends Awards


The Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Legends Award recognises the outstanding contribution by an individual to the Mornington Peninsula tourism industry.

Nominations for the Award must address each of the four (4) criteria outlined below:

1. Overview of the Nominee
Provide a brief overview of the nominee, highlighting their outstanding attributes. Include a brief history of their career in tourism, and a description of their current employment or other participation, if applicable.

2. Nominee’s Professional Contribution and Service
Provide examples and the benefits of the nominee’s professional contribution and service to the Mornington Peninsula tourism industry.

3. Nominee’s Personal Contribution and Service
Provide examples and the benefits of the nominee’s personal contribution and service to the Mornington Peninsula tourism industry.

4. Referees
Enclose up to three (3) references to support this nomination addressing areas such as: 1) Leadership 2) Positive Contribution and Influence 3) Mentoring
Important notes:
• Nominations are accepted from any party except the nominee.
• At least one (1) reference must accompany the nomination.
• Nominations are to be no more than five (5) pages in total.
• Nominations must be emailed to no later than 5pm Friday 11th November. No late nominations will be accepted.
• The recipient is chosen at the discretion of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism judging panel. The panel’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
• The recipient will be acknowledged at Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism industry update on Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Categories: News