Our Community

Rye has a population of around 13,500 (ABS 2021) which increases over holiday periods with campers and people in short term holiday accommodation, as well as those enjoying their holiday houses. We recognise that our community is socially and economically diverse and we welcome all.

Part of being connected to our local community is working with local community organisations and businesses. This list is to support you finding what you need, if you see something missing here please let us know.

Rye Foreshore Market

First Saturday of the month, the market has local fresh food producers, plants, arts and crafts as well as other stalls. It is one of four markets around the Peninsula that operate on Saturday mornings.

Community Groups

Community Groups

If you are interested in being involved in maintaining the foreshore environment, contact Friends of Rye Foreshore by email

Indigenous Groups

Support Groups

Healthcare and Fitness

For information about Community Health Services and Rosebud Hospital

To find a GP go to
Women’s Health In The South East for advocacy and information

Mornington Peninsula Shire

To know what support is available go to

To know what events are happening go to

Things to do and Events on the Peninsula


The Mornington Peninsula offers a diverse range of walks from short, easy walks to longer and more difficult ones. Whatever your level of fitness or thirst for adventure you can find a walk that will suit you, including those that you can do with your four legged companion.