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  • Hands with nail varnish holding cans and bottles for recycling.

    Bayside businesses are turning trash into treasure with the Container Deposit Scheme

    Build an income stream for your small business and see the benefits of becoming an Over the Counter (OTC) refund point with Return-It.

  • Members of Bayside's Disability and Inclusion Action Committee

    Disabled parking improvements

    We are improving disabled parking across Bayside to make it safer and more accessible for the community.

  • The Marine Mammal Foundation on the beach.

    Annual Community Grant applications are now open - apply now

    We invite local not-for-profit groups that contribute to making Bayside a better place to live to apply for a community grant.

  • Dog on beach with beach huts

    Back on the beach - winter dog restrictions from 1 April

    Winter dog restrictions are in effect from 1 April until 31 October, with greater off-leash access for our four-legged friends on beach and foreshore areas.

  • A superb fairy wren on a small branch

    Water for Wildlife

    Thirsty wildlife around Bayside now has additional opportunities for a refreshing drink at one of our two new Water for Wildlife devices.

  • An ecological burn taking place on a scenic landscape under a blue sky

    Scheduled ecological burn at Cheltenham Park

    We are conducting a scheduled ecological controlled burn on Thursday 21, subject to weather conditions.

  • Suburban rail loop hero image.

    Seeking clarity on the Suburban Rail Loop draft precinct vision

    Bayside City Council is calling for greater transparency and meaningful collaboration on the draft vision for the Suburban Rail Loop Cheltenham Precinct to ensure positive outcomes for our local community.

  • A cute grey kitten and corgi dog playing with knitted toys.

    Pet registrations due before 10 April

    Don’t forget pet registrations are due 10 April. You must register a dog or cat 3 months of age and over in Bayside. You will need to renew your registration by April 10 each year.

  • Brighton Bathing boxes taken from the beach looking south.

    A new plan for visiting a Bayside icon

    The draft Dendy Beach Visitor Management Plan is a conceptual plan to test a range of ideas with the community. Feedback will inform decisions about which ideas to prioritise, investigate further, and potentially fund for future delivery.

  • An award winner with two presenters.

    Bayside Community Award winners announced

    Antonio Cipriano has been named Bayside’s Citizen of the Year 2024 in recognition of his incredible contribution to the Brighton Sea Scouts.

  • Aerial image of Bayside coastline looking south

    Businesses on wheels

    The popularity and quality of mobile businesses have risen in recent years. With the increased interest, Council has identified the opportunity to establish a new mobile business policy. This will formalise a framework to guide decision-making about additional mobile vending locations on Council land.

  • Cr Fiona Stitfold

    Bayside Mayor joins new Mayoral Advisory Panel

    Bayside Mayor, Councillor Fiona Stitfold, will join the Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel for 2024, together with ten mayors from across Victoria.