Copyright 2007—FOMMS—Friends of Merri Marine Sanctuary


Friends of Merri Marine Sanctuary


The Friends of Merri Marine Sanctuary—FOMMS is a group of people who are helping in the management of one of Victorias 11 Marine Parks.


The large biodiversity and ease of access to this park make it one of the most accessible and vulnerable marine parks in Victoria.


The seabed at the river mouth is a mixture of reef and sand, providing a range of habitats and diverse marine life. Deep canyons support a variety of fish including Parrotfish, Blue-throated Wrasse, Bastard Trumpeters, Magpie Perch and Dusky and Banded Morwong. Penguin colonies are found on Merri and Middle Islands within the sanctuary.


The Merri Marine Sanctuary covers an area of 25 hectares of coastline at Warrnambool offshore from the mouth of Merri River.


If you are interested in joining us we would love to see you, come on and help maintain this wonderful asset for our future generations.


More information on the sanctuary is available from Parks Victoria,

Link to Merri Marine Sanctuary

and here

PDF File about the sanctuary

For more information

please contact:

Parks Victoria

13 1963


Email: FOMMS