About Us

Our Organisation

our team


MCRP (Marine Care Ricketts Point Inc) is a volunteer group concerned with the well-being of the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. We engage and work with our local community to enjoy and care for this beautiful natural environment.


We have a combined wealth of experience and knowledge, and love to share this and this amazing unique environment with everyone. All welcome.

We work in cooperation with the sanctuary manager, Parks Victoria, as well as Bayside Council, and many other government and non-government organisations.  Our organisation was formed at its inaugural AGM on 21 January 2003.

Members are interested in environmental and marine issues, such as mapping the sanctuary, surveying and monitoring marine life, education of young and old, surveillance and compliance, beach cleaning, inter-organisational activity, and the natural and human history of the area….. as well as simply enjoying this unique spot. We are a friendly group who are always open to new members.

Our Aims

To foster species diversity conservation of the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary through:

  • the regeneration of the once-abundant plant and animal life of the sanctuary
  • the protection and preservation of the natural environment of the sanctuary, its features and its indigenous flora and fauna
  • educating and informing the community about the role and values of the sanctuary
  • community involvement and enjoyment of the sanctuary in accordance with the above aims
  • the advancement of knowledge of marine life and its environment

Our Committee 2017

President                            Beth Jensen; email elizabethjjensen@outlook.com;  M 0419 354 998
Treasurer                            Kim Wright
Secretary                            Virginia Mosk; email virginiamosk@gmail.com; M 0408 800 685
Membership Officer            Peter Dibbs

Other committee members

Hazel Stanworth, Beach Patrol Coordinator; email  3193@beachpatrol.com.au

Jinty Wilson
Gayle Kiteley
Val Royale
Ken Blackman
Asher Judah

Additional contact – Snorkel Coordinator, David Langmead, email dlangmea@bigpond.net.au M 0418 389 212

Our Rules


Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary (RPMS) is located in Port Phillip Bay 20 kilometres (12 miles) south east of the Melbourne CBD. It was created in November 2002 by the Victoria Government. It is 115 hectares in size, stretching 3 kilometres along the coastline between Table Rock Point in Beaumaris and Quiet Corner in Black Rock,
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