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 Contact Us

  For general inquiries, please email us at

  Bellarine Environment Centre
  865 Swan Bay Road
  Mannerim, Victoria, 3222

  PO Box 431
  Drysdale, Victoria, 3222

Staff Members

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Matt Crawley | Program Manager

Matt is a resident of the Bellarine and has worked in community engagement and environment projects in the Mallee, North Central, Goulburn Broken and Geelong regions for the past 25 years. For the past 15 years, Matt has worked with the Bellarine Catchment Network as Landcare and Coastcare Coordinator and currently Program Manager. Matt has a strong interest in the flora and fauna of the Bellarine and assisting local community groups to deliver projects that help to protect and enhance these values.  

In 2020 Matt received the Our Catchments Our Communities Leadership Development Grant through DELWP and recently completed the Leaders for Geelong Program run through the Committee for Geelong in 2022. In 2022 Matt also completed the Landcare Mentee Mentor Program as a Mentor for young and upcoming Landcare Facilitators across Victoria. Matt represents BCN on the Barwon Water Environment Advisory Committee and Geelong Ports on the Community Advisory Committee.

Outside of working hours, Matt enjoys working on arts projects, surfing and going on long hikes. 

Mob: 0417 231 853     Email:

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Naomi Wells | Coastal and Education Program Leader

Naomi joined the team to support a variety of projects for Bellarine Catchment Network including management of all communications; from social media, website and print media. She also manages multiple projects including the Point Lonsdale Sand Monitoring Program. Naomi has worked at various places building up her enviornmental knowledge including penguin research at Phillip Island, digital training with Be Collective and coordinating the Festival of the Sea in Barwon Heads. Naomi enjoys connecting people to the beauty and wonder of nature.

Outside of working hours Naomi enjoys snorkeling, yoga, digital illustration and analogue photography.

Naomi Wells BSc (Hons)     Mob: 0411 161 705     Email:

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Daniel Morrison | Biodiversity Field Officer

Daniel is a former 3RAR paratrooper and has a background in conservation and land management. He has worked on various properties for private landholders around the Bellarine as well as on projects with Greening Australia; from plantings in the Otway’s to Ramsar wetland restoration at Limeburner’s lagoon / Hovell’s creek. Daniel is experienced in flora and fauna pest management and bush regeneration as well heavy machinery operations.

In his down time Daniel enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors hiking, hunting, fishing camping and any outdoor activities.

Mob: 0420 250 357 Email:

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Sophie Small | Bellarine Landcare Facilitator

Sophie Small, works with private landholders and other groups and land managers on the Bellarine to conserve and enhance the local biodiversity. She provides advice and support to private landholders on natural resource management issues such as pest plant and animals and revegetation. The Landcare Group co-manage an indigenous plant nursery in partnership with Bellarine Secondary College in Drysdale, which supplies tubestock for landholders. Sophie enjoys the synergy of combining forces with passionate and committed people towards achieving positive outcomes for the environment. Sophie has a BA and a Dip CLM, and has worked in revegetation, bush regeneration and land restoration roles over the past 16 years. She likes spending her spare anywhere outdoors - particularly in natural bushland which is weed free! 

Mob: 0457 333 727 Email: