Rye has a population of around 9,000 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.
If you are interested in being involved in maintaining the foreshore environment, contact Friends of Rye Foreshore by email 3941RCGA@gmail.com
Community Centres on the Southern Peninsula
Family Violence/Sexual Assault
If you are in immediate danger call the police on 000
Healthcare and Fitness
For information about Community Health Services and Rosebud Hospital
The Rye Pier is popular with fishers but if you have a boat here’s where you can go to find more about the local channels.
Mornington Peninsula Shire
To know what support is available 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.
Where to Eat?
Rye has a range of eating places from casual cafes to upmarket dining (if we have missed any please get in touch with us and let us know)