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 2018

President                         Beth Jensen; email elizabethjjensen@outlook.com M 0419 354 998

Vice President                 Amy Stace-Smith

Treasurer                         Kevin McDonnell
Secretary                         Anna Daniels; email anna.daniels16@gmail.com M 0402 209 497
Membership Officer         Scott Timlock; email scott.timlock@gmail.com M 0432 624 989

Other committee members

Hazel Stanworth, Beach Patrol Coordinator; email  3193@beachpatrol.com.au
Val Royale
Asher Judah

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

Our Rules


Our Committee Code of Conduct


Our Annual Reports

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Rock Revetment at Black Rock Not Going Ahead

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), through its Coastal Programs priority setting process, has determined not to fund the construction of the proposed rock revetment at Black Rock in 2019/20. DELWP advised that project planning, including community engagement activities relating to this project, will recommence once funding is secured for the project.
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Members invited for a Special Snorkel at Brighton Beach

Prior to the launch of our official Summer Snorkelling Program, we will be holding a special snorkel – away from the Sanctuary – on Saturday 10th November (weather permitting). If you are interested in attending, please meet us at 8.45am at the Brighton Life Saving Club, The Esplanade, (Opposite Dendy St), Brighton  (Melways Map 67
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Guest Speaker for October – Nicole Mertens

On Tuesday, 16th October Nicole Mertens, ReefWatch Project Officer, Victorian National Parks Association will present on how ReefWatch projects are helping to understand the challenges our Bay faces – from re-establishing long lost oyster reefs to using nudibranchs as indicators of climate change. Nicole is a budding next-gen expert on the health of southern Australia’s reefs. As
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Reminder – Our October Beach Clean Is This Saturday!

When: Saturday, 6 October, 11 am Where:  Beaumaris Life Saving Club, Ricketts Point Look out for our MCRP flag on the beach. 

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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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