Save the Date - 4th November 2017

Welcome to the web site of the Portland Upwelling Festival, a celebration of the natural wonders brought to the town of Portland by the Bonney Upwelling.  Presented by the Upwelling Festival Committee Inc., the Upwelling Festival is a free, one-day event in Portland, Victoria which offers a fantastic and vibrant way for the community and visitors to celebrate the unique features of our beautiful coastal town.


The Bonney Upwelling

Spring winds kick off a remarkable time in the waters off the coast of Portland. Through a combination of dynamic environmental events, these waters become the Bonney Upwelling, the richest marine feeding area in Australia.

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Get Involved

This year why not get involved?

Download the application form to enter the Swim for the Cross.

We invite your group/club/society to be part of this year’s fantastic Street Parade. Contact Mike Risk on 0427 810 674 or email

Sponsorship of Portland’s Upwelling Festival is an ideal way to demonstrate your organisation’s involvement in and support of the Portland community whilst enjoying the benefits that sponsorship offers.  For further information on benefits and sponsoring this year’s Upwelling Festival, please contact our secretary Linda at All support is appreciated.




Check out our image gallery to get a feel for the atmosphere of the day.  These photos were taken after some of the recent festivals.

Image Gallery

Other events in Portland

There are many things for you to see and do in Portland while you are here for the Upwelling Festival.

Rotary Arts Show

Friday to Sunday - 3rd to 5th November 2017

3 Bays Marathon

Sunday 5th November 2017

Tourist Information

For tourist information, please visit the tourist information website.

Countdown to the Festival








Upwelling Festival Committee 2017

It’s all coming along smoothly for another successful Upwelling Festival 2017 under its’ own banner for the first time. A new committee has been formed to represent and continue with a great tradition since 2009 of celebrating the Bonney Upwelling. We will... read more