Play It Safe Port Phillip

We all have a part to play in keeping our beaches, foreshore, parks and reserves COVID-safe, clean and fun for everyone this summer.
  • Check if our most popular and highly visited beaches and parks are already at capacity.

    On hot weather days when we expect lots of visitors to our beaches and parks, check for the latest updates via the City of Port Phillip Twitter feed before you leave home.

Play it safe

We want everyone to enjoy time outdoors at our beaches, parks and foreshore reserves this summer.

Here are some tips to help make summer safe, clean and fun for everyone.


  • maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres between yourself and others
  • wear your face mask, except when you’re eating or drinking or if you have a lawful exception
  • there's a glass ban at all our beaches so don't bring glass to the beach. Your feet will thank you for it.
  • don’t gather in large groups in public places. Current restrictions require groups to include a maximum of 10 people (infants under 12 months excepted). A public place means an area that everyone can access, for example a local park or the beach.
  • good hand hygiene is key – carry hand sanitiser with you and use it regularly after touching items and surfaces while you’re out. And don’t forget to wash your hands before you leave and when you return home.

Alcohol bans

If you're heading to the beach, a reminder that the annual St Kilda Foreshore alcohol ban runs until 31 March, covering St Kilda's beaches and foreshore reserves from Langridge to Thackeray Street.

There is also a total alcohol ban across the City of Port Phillip at New Year's (30 December until 2 January) and on 25 and 26 January.

Please see our alcohol bans page for full details.

Bin your rubbish or take it with you

We’re providing extra public rubbish bins, bin collections and beach cleans this summer so don't forget to bin your rubbish or take it with you.

Plan your day

We encourage you to plan your day ahead this year. To avoid the crowds, try making your trip to the beach or park early in the day.

We're lucky to have so many beautiful beaches and parks in Port Phillip so why not try somewhere new this summer?

Dogs on beaches

From 1 November to 31 March, dog off-leash beach restrictions change. Go to dogs on beaches for the map of what restrictions are in place during this period.