Criterion G

Strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons. This includes the significance of a place to Indigenous peoples as part of their continuing and developing cultural traditions.

Bells Beach Surfing Recreation Reserve  is significant for its long association with the Victorian and Australian surfing community and as the location of the world’s longest continuous running surf competition.

bells beach


The former Cockatoo Kindergarten was used as a refuge for residents of Cockatoo during the devastating Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983.  It has significance for its ability to resonate with other fire-affected communities and the wider Victorian public and interpret to them the experience of ‘seeking refuge from fires’.

cockato kindergarten