From the NSW border the Australia coastline opens up to large winter swells generated in the Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean, and is largely untouched virgin coastline up to Lakes Entrance. Here you'll find waves at the Ninety Mile beach. Sandy Point's beach break gets swell most of the time, especially between Autumn and Spring. The Mornington Peninsula is from the east side of Port Phillip bay towards Melbourne and has some good beach breaks. Port Phillip Bay itself isn't really a surfing beach, so many Melbourne surfers head south west to Queenscliff, where the coast runs south towards Bells Beach at the northern end of the Great Ocean Road. From Bells to Apollo Bay there are many breaks, both beach and rock. From Apollo Bay the coast is completely open to the full force of the southern ocean, with quite a few surf breaks. Don't underestimate the waves here, check with local knowledge of the area. From Warrnambool to the South Australian border, you will find waves if you are prepared to venture off the highway and search.