Changes of conditions listing

To ensure that you and your companions stay safe, always remember that the natural environment can be unpredictable. A bit of planning and foresight can make all the difference.

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Follow our safety tips and check our changed conditions and closures information for a great visit, including the individual park page for where you want to visit before leaving home.

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Parks with changed conditions

  • Aire River Heritage River

    Please take your rubbish home

    Reminder to campers and visitors to please take your rubbish home. Please do not put rubbish in toilets. Visitors have been placing rubbish in the pit toilets making human waste removal difficult. Parks appreciates your assistance in looking after the Park.

  • Albert Park

    Albert Park Road Closures - Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

    Please see attached notice regarding road closures occurring within Albert Park
    2024 Australian Grand Prix (Albert Park) Road Closure Information
    Attached is the 2024 Australian Grand Prix (Albert Park) Road Closure Information.

    Note these times/dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.
     
    Should you require further information please contact the Albert Park Office on 8427 2010.

    Attachments: AP GP Road Closures 2024 (206KB)

    The Swan playground is closed

    The Swan playground is currently closed until further notice

    The Liberty Swing is closed

    The Liberty Swing is closed until further notice

    Albert Park Aughtie Drive underpasses

    Pedestrian and cycle access under Aughtie Drive via the North and South underpasses will be closed. 


    Alternative routes will be available. 

  • Albert Park Lake

    The Swan playground is closed

    The Swan playground is currently closed until further notice

    The Liberty Swing is closed

    The Liberty Swing is closed until further notice

    Albert Park Aughtie Drive underpasses

    Pedestrian and cycle access under Aughtie Drive via the North and South underpasses will be closed. 


    Alternative routes will be available. 

  • Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

    Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden Visitor Guide & Map

    Please find attached the current Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden Visitor Guide and park map:

    Attachments: ANMG ParkNote (353KB)

  • Alpine National Park

    Moroka River Pedestrian Bridge Closed (Moroka Hut Walking Track)

    The Moroka River Pedestrian Bridge, located on the Moroka Hut Walking Track, is closed. 

    Mt Murray Track North closure

    Due to track damage and poor track condition resulting in a risk to visitors, environmental damage and further track damage, Mt Murray Track North remains closed.
     
    Alternate route is Selwyn Creek Rd-Mt Murray Logging Road.
     
    In the interest of visitor safety, this road is closed until further notice until track repairs can be undertaken.

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Partial park closures will be in place during aerial shooting operations targeting deer in the following parks:
     
    Snowy River NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Croajingolong NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Cape Conran CP
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
    29 April – 3 May 2024
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
    11-15 November 2024
     
    Mt Buffalo National Park
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing immediately prior to arrival for up to date information and maps.
     
    For more information about the program please visit this link..

    Eastern Alps – partial park closures for planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Parts of the Park will be closed from 26 February – 1 March 2024 while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    The following tracks and roads will remain open.
     
    ·      Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT)
    ·      Limestone Road
    ·      Nunniong Road
    ·      Snowy River Road
    ·      McKillops Road
    ·      Macs Creek Road
    ·      McCarthys Track
    ·      Tom Groggin Track
    ·      Buckwong Track
     
    See attached map for details.

    Attachments: Eastern Alps aerial operations information (434KB)

    Ingeegoodbee & Tingaringy – partial park closures for planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Parts of the Park will be closed from 26 February – 1 March 2024 while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    The following tracks and roads will remain open.
     
    ·      The Deddick trail (as per currently defined on change of conditions listing and all other tracks in the adjoining Snowy River National Park as per the current change of conditions)
    ·      Amboyne Track
    ·      Tingaringy Track
    ·      Lauries Track
    ·      Blackard Gully Track
    ·      Rosendale Track

    See attached map for details.

    Attachments: Ingeegoodbee_Tingaringy aerial operations information (391KB)

    Tom Groggin – partial park closures for planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Parts of the Park will be closed from 26 February – 1 March 2024 while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    The following tracks and roads will remain open.
     
    ·      Davies Plain Track
    ·      Mt Pinnibar Track (alternate route recommended)
    ·      Blue Gums Ridge Track
    ·      Tom Groggin Track
    ·      Shady Creek Upper Track
    ·      Grassy Knob Track
    ·      Harringtons Bridle Trail
    ·      Surveyors Creek Track
     
    See attached map for details.

    Attachments: Tom Groggin aerial operations information (199KB)

    Davies Plain Track - 2.3 km track section currently closed due to flood damage

    A 2.3km section of Davies Plain Track, near Davies Plain Hut Camping Area within the Alpine National Park, is currently closed to all vehicles because of significant water damage and severe erosion, following recent flood and storm events in the area.  As a result of the temporary closure, Davies Plain Track is not a thoroughfare for vehicles between Tom Groggin and Charlies Creek Camping Area. There is currently no vehicle access to Davies Plain Hut or the adjoining camping area, pending further assessments and subsequent repairs. Nearest camping areas accessible to suitable 4WD vehicles on Davies Plain Track are Charlies Creek Camping Area to the south; and Buckwong Creek Camping Area to the north (near Tom Groggin). 

    Eastern Alps track closures due to storm and flood damage

    The 4x4 tracks in the Eastern Region are an iconic part of Victoria and an important focal point for many people. With a large number of visits per year, they are very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.
    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close infrastructure in the interests of public safety and environmental protection.

    The following tracks have been significantly damaged by storms and floods and are currently closed to motor vehicles to ensure public safety and environmental protection:
    • Cobberas Track
    • Macfarlane Flat Track
    • Ingeegoodbee Track
     The tracks are likely to remain closed to motor vehicles until detailed site assessments have been completed. Assessments and repair works are not expected to be completed until late 2024 / early 2025.
     
    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

    McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Bundara-Cobungra Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park

    A sink hole has appeared on Trap Yard Gap Track between the Bogong High Plains Road and the locked gate 500 m away from McNamara Hut camping ground in the Bundara Buckety Plain area. Trap Yard Gap Track has been closed to vehicles for their own safety and to maintain the integrity of the road. There is flagging/caution tape across the track where it exists the Bogong High Plains Road to highlight that the track should not be driven on. 

    McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Bundara-Cobungra Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park

    A sink hole has appeared on Trap Yard Gap Track between the Bogong High Plains Road and the locked gate 500 m away from McNamara Hut camping ground in the Bundara Buckety Plain area. Trap Yard Gap Track has been closed to vehicles for their own safety and to maintain the integrity of the road. There is flagging/caution tape across the track where it exists the Bogong High Plains Road to highlight that the track should not be driven on. 

    Ambyne Settlement Road - Very Poor Condition, Limited Access to Alpine National Park east of the Snowy River

    Ambyne Settlement Road passes through private property and links Ambyne Road with Ambyne Track, Amboyne Boundary Track and Blackguard Gully Track.  This road provides one of the few access routes into and out of the Alpine National Park on the eastern side of the Snowy River.

    Recent severe storms caused local flash flooding in the Ambyne Valley and have resulted in parts of Ambyne Settlement Road becoming severely damaged with washed out creek crossings in several areas.

    Visitors need to be advised that access into and out of the Alpine National Park via Ambyne Settlement Road is currently very difficult and should only be attempted by experienced drivers with high clearance 4WDs and recovery equipment.

    There are no alternate, publicly accessible routes nearby which provide access through the private property in the Ambyne Valley.

    Attachments: Map - Ambyne Settlement Rd - Very Poor Condition (1,400KB)

    Mt Pinnibar Track - poor track conditions

    Mt Pinnibar Track, between Walkers Road and Tom Groggin Track, has developed sections of significant and deep track erosion following flood and storm events.
    While the track remains open it is recommended that only experienced drivers in well equipped 4WD vehicles attempt this track in dry conditions.
    All visitors are advised to consider alternate routes to the summit of Mt Pinnibar until repairs can be carried out.

    Bogong High Plains Road

    Following the landslide at Bogong Village the Bogong High Plains Road is now open however remediation work will continue into the foreseeable future to rectify the damage created by the landslide. Parks Victoria advises that all visitors check the Regional Roads Victoria and  Victoria's big build website for the latest traffic updates on closures or delays before visiting.
     https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/north-eastern-improvements/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip 
    https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/mrpv/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip 

    King Billy Track - Poor Road Condition

    Following recent flood and Storm events, large bog holes have formed on king Billy Track. The track remains open for park visitors and is passable with a well equipped Four-Wheel drive vehicle. Parks Victoria staff would advise experienced drivers only to attempt this track in dry conditions.


    Repairs are scheduled for early 2024.

    Restricted Access at Eastern end of Spring Saddle Track

    The eastern end of Spring Saddle Track has restricted access due to machinery continuing to clear soil as part of the Bogong Village landslip remediation works.  The track is open to pedestrian traffic but not vehicles and no Park visitors will be able to enter the works site at the Eastern end of Spring Saddle Track. There is signage explaining the restrictions at the Spring Saddle Track Fainter Fire Trail intersections. 

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

    Storm Damage to Dry River Walking Track

    Dry River Walking Track has been impacted by storm events and is in poor condition and difficult to navigate with horses. Alternative tracks should be considered.

  • Andersons Mill, Smeaton Historic Reserve

    Andersons Mill Openings

    Andersons Mill will not be open on the first Sundays of the month until March 2024

  • Ararat Regional Park

    Ararat Trails

    A sustainable network of walking and mountain biking trails is being planned at Ararat Regional Park. This project will improve the mountain biking trail network connections and offer varied levels of difficulty. The project also includes potential improvements to walking trails. Find out more about the project.

  • Arthurs Seat State Park

    Arthurs Seat State Park - Summit, BBQ closed for repairs under Rotary Shelter.

    • Parks Victoria is carrying out inspections in all of our barbecues in our parks. Following these inspections, some barbecues have been temporarily closed until they can be attended by a licenced contractor. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
    • Visitor safety is our top priority and we advise people to please not to use any barbecue facilities that have been closed. We expect the impacted barbecues to reopen in the coming weeks. 

  • Barmah National Park

    Barmah national park change of condition

    Barmah National Park and Ulupna island are Open for camping and other activities, with the following exceptions.
     
    Tracks and areas that are Closed for public safety, and to reduce environmental harm within Barmah National Park are;
     
    Gulf track from Murrays mill to the Gulf is closed due to damage from heavy traffic during recent significant rain events.
    Access to the Gulf and the river is still posable via Thorps Lane or River Rd.
     
    River Rd at Pinnucks crossing over Kynmer creek is closed due to Construction of the new Kynmer Creek Regulator/Bridge.
    Goulburn-Murray Water, in collaboration with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), is undertaking work on a Regulator and bridge structure near the entrance of Kynmer Creek in Barmah National Park.
    The Construction period is expected to continue till 18 April 2024 during which this area will be closed to the public.
    Waisers beach and other camp sites will remain open with access to River Rd via Suttons track.
    During this period construction vehicles will be present between the Murray Valley Highway and Haynes Road, Bearii. Please exercise caution and be aware of changing traffic conditions during works.
     

    Attachments: access map BNP 01.02.24 (297KB)

  • Baw Baw National Park

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Beechworth Historic Park

    Closure of Spring Creek Bridge

    The Gorge Road is currently closed for all vehicle access due to safety concerns over the Spring Creek bridge. Pedestrians can access to Gorge Road but are not permitted on the bridge. This is expected to be a long-term closure.

    Ongoing closure of section of Lake Kerferd Walking Track

    A section of the Lake Sambell to Lake Kerferd walking track in Beechworth Historic Park has been closed for safety reasons.
     
    An engineering assessment completed on the track recommended closure. The inspection identified serious safety concerns relating to abandoned mine shafts.
     
    The track provides access from Lake Kerferd to Lake Sambell in Beechworth. The rest of the track remains open. Signage is in place to notify visitors of the closure.

  • Bendigo Regional Park

    Temporary Road closure Plant Road at Mahers Dam

    Due to the severe weather event on the 7th January at section of Plant Road in the Bendigo Regional Park has be impacted causing temporary closure of a small section of road around Mahers Dam. 
    Please drive safely and to the conditions and seek an alternative route.

  • Bethanga Historic Area

    Managing Calcine Sands

    Calcine sands, a type of mine tailings, have been identified in an area of Bethanga Historic Area, close to the corner of Hollow Street and Martins Road. These tailings were generated from former mining activities and contain elevated levels of contaminants, such as arsenic, which can be harmful to human health. Please follow the advice of signs in the area and avoid any contact with the calcine sands. Parks Victoria and the Environment Protection Authority are working together to understand the extent of calcine sands and implement management actions.   

  • Black Rock Jetty

    Black Rock Jetty - Partial Closure

    The first 40m of Black Rock Jetty has been closed for public safety.  

    There is a fence at either end of the closure preventing access.

    Access to the outer section of the pier (pier head) and low landing is still possible for walking and fishing, via the adjacent Half Moon Bay boat ramp cat walk.

    All abilities access is limited due to the need to walk up steps to access the open section of the jetty.



  • Braeside Park

    Red Gum wetlands boardwalk closed

    The wetland circuit boardwalk is currently closed for maintenance. For visitor safety, please use alternative paths around the area.

  • Brimbank Park

    Maribyrnong River Trail partial closure

    The Maribyrnong River Trail is closed from ‘Carpark C’ in Brimbank Park, to Canning Street, Avondale Heights. There is no access between these points for safety reasons.

    Flood damage has impacted trails, culverts and fences in various sections; these hazardous impacts and debris now need to be removed and rectified to ensure continued safe access for the community.

    Planning is underway to repair the impacted section of the trail. A timeframe for reopening the trail will be determined as planning continues.

  • Broken-Boosey State Park

    Broken Boosey State Park

    Parks has been reopened following the 2022 flood event 

  • Buchan Caves Reserve

    Buchan Caves Reserve closed due to flooding

    Significant flooding in East Gippsland has impacted Buchan Caves Reserve and the site is currently closed to public access. Parks Victoria has contacted all campers with bookings to advise them of this closure. Cave tours will not operate during this closure. 

    Parks Victoria appreciates your support while we work to assess the impact of the flooding. 

    For updates on recovery work underway visit Buchan Caves Reserve flood and fire recovery webpage.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Bunyip State Park

    Nash Campground Closure

    Due to a significant storm event, Nash Creek Campground is closed due to hazardous tree risk. Additional closures or downed trees also impede travel throughout Bunyip State Park. Fallen trees and hazardous trees are all throughout Bunyip State Park - it is recommended you avoid the area until areas are fully assessed and made safe. 

    Areas closed for deer control works

    Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between February 19th 2024 and November 30th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
    Signage will be in place at access points when control activities are occurring. For our own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

    Bunyip State Park Deer Control Program

    Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between February 19th 2024 and November 30th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
    Signage will be in place at access points when control activities are occurring. For your own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

  • Burrowa - Pine Mountain National Park

    Partial park closures - Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park and Mount Mitta Mitta (Mittamatite) Regional Park

    Parts of these Parks will be closed from 26 February – 1 March 2024 while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken. 

    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Upper Murray Parks and Reserves aerial operations information (678KB)

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Cape Conran Coastal Park

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Partial park closures will be in place during aerial shooting operations targeting deer in the following parks:
     
    Snowy River NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Croajingolong NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Cape Conran CP
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
    29 April – 3 May 2024
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
    11-15 November 2024
     
    Mt Buffalo National Park
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing immediately prior to arrival for up to date information and maps.
     
    For more information about the program please visit this link..

    Binn Beach and Gunnai Beach campgrounds temporary closure

    The Binn Beach Campground and Gunnai Beach Campground have been closed for public safety until further notice. The long grass and encroaching vegetation, means itposes a significant hazard to visitors due to increased fire risk and increased risk of snake and tick bites. Due to risk of impact on cultural heritage material we need to close the site while we undertake regulatory planning and approvals. No mowing or ground disturbance can occur until then.  

    Ocean Beach and Py-Yoot Bay Day Visitor Areas and Pearl Point Day Visitor Area and Campground will remain open to the public and continue to be serviced by Parks Victoria. 
     

    Cowrie bay access closed

    Access to Cowrie bay from the Nature trail (eastern side - circled red on map) is closed until June 30th while track works are completed. 
     
    Cowrie bay can still be reached from the western side of the Nature trail (circled green on the map).

    Attachments: track log-PV87647 (40KB)

    Flood and storm related impacts to tracks and campgrounds

    • Pearl Point Rd between Bemm River township & Pearl Point - open - suitable for 4WD only.
    • East Yeerung Track – access via Yeerung bridge closed.  Access via Old Coast rd - open - suitable for 4WD only
    • Yeerung Bridge - open to pedestrians only
    • Swampy Ridges Track - closed
    • Hekarwe Track - closed
    • East Cape Boardwalk - closed for fire recovery rebuild

    Dock inlet camping coordinates

    Access to Dock Inlet Walk camping area from the beach can be identified from a white totem pole on the sand dune, or by the following coordinates: 
    Latitude -37.784001
    Longitude 148.847296

    Attachments: Dock Inlet Walk camping area coordinates and map (1,024KB)

    Road Condition - Yeerung River Road

    Civil repairs along Yeerung Road are currently suspended while we undertake assessments to better support the protection of cultural heritage during works in the park and to better protect of cultural heritage in the long term.
    Yeerung Road remains open to vehicles. Drivers should adjust to the conditions, and be aware of potholes, rough and uneven surfaces.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

    Dog Friendly Parks

    The wet and warmer weather has brought paralysis ticks out in record numbers. Paralysis ticks are known in Coastal and near by Coastal areas and rainforest gullies.


    Keep your dog on lead in permitted parks


    Dogs are permitted in many parks and reserves provided they are under control and on leads at all times. Visitors should keep their dog on-lead except in designated off-lead areas. Keeping your dog on a lead ensures you both have a safe park visit.
    • Poison baits may be laid to control foxes or other feral animals. Baits can be fatal to dogs.
    • Even if your dog is friendly, other dogs may not be.
    • Your dog can catch parasites (such as fleas and ticks) from wildlife.
    • Snake bites are a real risk in natural areas such as parks.
    • Wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas will defend themselves if threatened by a dog and can cause significant injury to or the death of your dog.

    Dog-friendly code of conduct

    • Consider other park users and ensure that dogs are always kept under effective control.
    • Always carry a lead, even when in off-lead areas.
    • Bring a friend if you wish to walk with more than two dogs.
    • Ensure children are supervised whilst near dogs, as they are vulnerable to attack.
    • Ensure your dog’s identification, registration and vaccinations are up to date.
    • Minimise any disturbance to native fauna, including birdlife in the park.
    • Clean up after your dog and take all rubbish home.

  • Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve

    Cape Schanck toilets closed temporarily

    Cape Schanck toilets are closed temporarily. We apologise for any inconvenience. Parks Victoria staff are working to repair this toilet block as soon as possible.

    Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

    A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
     
    For Cape Shanck Lighthouse Reserve this includes:
     
    • Cape Schanck lighthouse rocks
     
    This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
     
    Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
     
    To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

  • Cardinia Reservoir Parks

    Aura Vale Lake - Changed Toilet Facility Conditions

    Permanent toilet facilities at Aura Vale Lake (Cardinia Reservoir) are closed due to plumbing issues.

    Temporary toilet facilities have been placed within the car parking area whilst this issue is being resolved. Please note that these temporary toilet facilities do not provide a Unisex Accessible Toilet.

    The nearest Public Unisex Accessible Toilets are located at Cardinia Reservoir Park, Crystal Brook picnic area. 

  • Cassilis Historic Area

    Managing Calcine Sands

    Calcine sands, a type of mine tailings, have been identified in an area of Cassilis Historic Area, close to the corner of Cassilis Road and Charlotte Spur Track. These tailings were generated from former mining activities and contain elevated levels of contaminants, such as arsenic, which can be harmful to human health. Please follow the advice of signs in the area and avoid any contact with the calcine sands. Parks Victoria and the Environment Protection Authority are working together to understand the extent of calcine sands and implement management actions.   

  • Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

    Loop track closed due to Phytophthora outbreak

    Loop access will have limited vehicle access to reduced the risk of spread of phytophthora cinnamomi pathogen. 

  • Cathedral Range State Park

    Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark

    Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark,  is currently in very poor condition.
    It is not recommended for two-wheel-drive, or low-clearance all-wheel-drive, vehicles.

    Tweed Spur Road, to Messmate Walking Track and Blue Range Road

    Tweed Spur Road, to Messmate Walking Track and Blue Range Road, is closed to vehicles due to storm impacts.
    It will remain closed to vehicles until road repairs are made.
    Walkers are permitted, and are advised to use caution due to changed road conditions. 

  • Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

    Closure of Walkway at Yeddonba

    The elevated walkway and access to the art site at Yeddonba in Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park has been closed for safety reasons.
     
    An engineering assessment on the walkway identified a number of structural defects that require remediation and recommended closure.
     
    The walking track and visitor facilities at the site remain open.

  • Churchill National Park

    Storm Emergency - Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park closed

    Due to severe storm damage, Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park are closed until further notice. 

    For your safety, please avoid the area while park teams and emergency services work on tree removal and safety measures. All walks, mountain bike trails, and visitor sites are inaccessible. 

    Remember, disobeying closure orders is an offense under the National Parks Act, with fines for non-compliance. Stay tuned here for updates on reopening. Alternative destinations nearby - Cardinia Reservoir Park and Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve remain open. 

    Thank you for your understanding. 
    Updated 16 February 2024

    Attachments: Damage and Recovery Photos (2,573KB)

  • Cobboboonee National Park

    Great South West Walk Detours in place

    The Great South West Walk between Boiler Swamp Road and Cut Out Dam Road in the Cobbonoonee National Park is closed due to destroyed bridges and hazardous trees.

    Walkers should use Boiler Swamp Road, Fish Hole Road and Cut Out Dam Road as an alternate route for the closed section. 

    Cut Out Camp remains open; however, the walking track is closed south of the camp.  

    Attachments: Great South West Walk Detour (68KB)

  • Coliban River Scenic Reserve

    Trentham toilets closed

    The toilets at Trentham Falls are closed until further notice following storm damage. The closest public toilets are located 3km away at the Trentham recreation reserve on Market street Trentham. 

  • Coolart Historic Area

    Coolart Homestead closed for renovations

    Coolart Homestead will remain closed for renovations until further notice.  The remainder of the park is still open to visitors.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

    Coolart BBQs Closed

    • Parks Victoria has carried out inspections on all of the barbecues in our parks. Following these inspections, the Coolart BBQs were permanently closed.
    • Visitor safety is our top priority and we advise people to please not use any barbecue facilities that have been closed.  
    • The Coolart BBQs are in the process of being replaced and we expect them to re-open mid February 2024.  We apologise for any inconvenience. 

    Coolart Fox Control Program

    Parks Victoria are undertaking fox control in Coolart to relieve predation of vulnerable and threatened native fauna. Programs involve the use of soft jaw leg hold traps in strategic locations. 

    Fox trapping will occur until June 2024.
     
    In accordance with Crown Land Regulations, dogs and cats are prohibited from Coolart Historic Reserve.

    Coolart Fox Control

    Parks Victoria are undertaking fox control in Coolart to relieve predation of vulnerable and threatened native fauna. Programs involve the use of soft jaw leg hold traps in strategic locations through to June 2024.
     
    In accordance with Crown Land Regulations, dogs and cats are prohibited from Coolart Historic Reserve.

  • Coopracambra National Park

    WB Line Tk - 4WD only

    Recent flood events have caused significant erosion of the eastern section of the WB Line Track. It is considered 4WD access only and visitors should exercise caution when travelling in this area. Access to the Beehive Creek Falls day visitor area is also impacted from this section of the WB Line Track.

    Parks Victoria is working with our flood recovery partners to reinstate access as soon as possible. However a completion timeline is not yet available. Please refer to Parkweb for further updates.

  • Creswick Regional Park

    Creswick Regional Park - Goldfields Track Closure for construction works

    Hepburn Shire Council is currently in the construction phase of the Creswick Trails. Works are currently affecting sections of the Goldfields Track from the main entrance of Koala Park to Jackass Rd in Creswick Regional Park. This section of track is closed

    Attachments: Koala Park Change of Conditions (141KB)

    Flood Damaged Ford - Use alternative access

    Access from Slaty Creek Rd is closed. Alternative access via Wrights Gully Rd (may not be suitable for large vehicles and caravans)

  • Croajingolong National Park

    Croajingolong National Park information update 12 February 2024

    Point Hicks Road is closed south of Bald Hills.
    The following six areas are closed because of the 2019/2020 bushfires and coastal erosion caused by ongoing heavy rainfall.  Visitors are unable to access the Point Hicks Lighthouse, Thurra River Campground, and nearby walking tracks. Parks Victoria continue to maintain surveillance and security of these areas. Please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.  
    ·      Point Hicks Lightstation
    ·      Thurra River Bridge
    ·      Thurra River Campground
    ·      Dunes Track
    ·      Saros Track
    ·      Sledge Track
     
    The Wilderness Coast Walk is open all the way from Bemm River to Mallacoota. Staff have recently marked sections of the track however, combined flood and fire damage have made some areas more difficult to negotiate. Hikers must be able to self-navigate with a map and compass.
     
     
    The following walking track is closed:
    ·      Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
     
    The following jetty around Mallacoota is closed:
    ·      Kingfish Point
     
    Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but many remain closed in areas affected by significant rainfall and flooding across Victoria in late 2022. The following tracks remain closed:
    ·      Betka Track
    ·      Miners Track
    ·      Lakeview Track
    ·      Howe Flat Track
    ·      Howe Hill Track
    ·      Barracoota Track
    The water trough at Wingan Inlet Campground is now reconnected to the creek. Visitors are reminded that this is not a potable source and must be treated before drinking.
     
    Ongoing heavy rainfall has impacted areas of Croajingolong National Park and other areas of the state. Monitor this page for updated information and site closures
     
     

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Partial park closures will be in place during aerial shooting operations targeting deer in the following parks:
     
    Snowy River NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Croajingolong NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Cape Conran CP
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
    29 April – 3 May 2024
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
    11-15 November 2024
     
    Mt Buffalo National Park
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing immediately prior to arrival for up to date information and maps.
     
    For more information about the program please visit this link..

    Goanna Bay Jetty Closed

    Goanna Bay Jetty closure
    Parks Victoria has recently closed the Goanna Bay Jetty (Mallacoota Inlet) for public safety reasons.

    The closure follows condition monitoring of the jetty that raised some concerns about its safety and structural integrity. A subsequent engineering assessment confirmed that the jetty’s condition was no longer safe for visitors. 

    The jetty was closed on Friday 10th November and will remain so until further notice. 

    Please note that the Goanna Bay day visitor area remains open to the public. However visitors will not be permitted to use the jetty during the closure period and will have to rely on alternative methods of safe access such as beaching or anchoring vessels to the shoreline. 

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Crossover Regional Park

    Closure of Pilgrim Creek Road to vehicles

    Good afternoon,
     
    Please be aware that new gates have been installed on Pilgrim Creek Road which is an access point into Crossover Regional Park. 
    The gates are the result of a joint project between the Rokeby & Crossover Friends Group, Baw Baw Shire Council, Parks Victoria and DELWP. The gates will prevent vehicular access to a section of Pilgrim Ck Track with the aim of improving safety for recreational users and reduce the incidence of illegal activity such as firewood removal and the dumping of rubbish. This section of Pilgrim Creek Track is now classed as Management Vehicle Only (MVO) access and the gates will be permanently closed on 15th October 2021. If you require vehicular access to the closed section of track please contact Park’s Victoria at info@parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 19 63 to discuss your requirements.
    Currently the Parks Victoria Crossover Regional Park website page has almost no local information, but a change of conditions notification should be added.

    Attachments: Crossover gates regulation sign (196KB)

  • Dandenong Ranges National Park

    Temporary closed areas due to deer control activities

    Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between February 13th 2024 and November 29th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
    Signage will be in place at access points when control activities are occurring. For your own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

    Attachments: Neighbour_Notification_Map_DRNP_2324 (2,529KB)

    Mechanics Track closed between Mt Dandenong Tourist Road and Falls Road

    • Mechanics walking track from the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd through to Falls Rd is closed due to significant damage from the June 2021 Storm.  Parks Victoria is currently working with insurance assessors and contractors on a plan to re-open this severely impacted walking track. 
    • Works completed so far has been the replacement of a timber bridge that was destroyed along with most of the large fallen trees having been cut through, the remaining walking track requires re-benching and tree branch removal where limbs have been partly buried due to the force of the impact with the ground. Works are expected to be completed by June 2024.

    Valley Picnic Ground Closed

    • Valley Picnic Ground is closed, the site will eventually be improved after it was damaged in the June 2021 Storm event ; visitors can use Boundary Road to access the park however no vehicle access to the picnic ground carpark is permitted. Please use Eagle Nest or Kalorama Park Picnic Ground as an alternative.

    Wattle Track Bridge Closure Update

    Wattle Track Bridge in Sherbrooke Forest is closed due to significant structural damage to the Foot Bridge by a fallen tree. Parks Victoria has engaged a contractor to commence construction works in March 2024, it is anticipated that the bridge will be opened by May 2024. The existing damaged timber bridge will be replaced with an all steel constructed bridge which includes a non slip FRP decking, during the construction period there may be some delays along Sherbrooke Track as building materials are carried to the site, Sherbrooke track will remain open.

    Olinda Falls Lower Viewing Platform - update

    The Olinda Falls lower viewing platform is currently closed due to severe damage caused by a fallen tree. All access to the lower falls area is closed to the public. The viewing platform is expected to be replaced sometime in 2024.

    Olinda Falls Toilet Closed

    The Olinda Falls toilet is closed indefinitely, nearby toilets at Kalorama Park or in the Olinda Township are open.

    Deer control in the Dandenong Ranges National Park

    Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between the 1st of November 2023 and the 30th of November 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible from dusk until dawn throughout this period.
    For your safety please observe all closure signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

  • Dandenong Valley Parklands

    Shepherds Bush Boardwalk Closure

    The Shepherds Bush Boardwalk is currently closed due to flood damage.
    An alternative route can be found in the below document. 

    Attachments: Shepherds Bush Boardwalk closure - alternate route (158KB)

    Jells Lake Closure

    Jells Lake is currently closed. Weather conditions have caused an outbreak of algae in the Lake. Please do not fish, touch the water or let your dog near the water until further notice. 

    Koomba Boardwalk Closure

    Koomba Boardwalk will be closed until further notice

    Jells Lake Jetty Closures

    Jetty 1 & Jetty 2 will be closed until further notice.

    Jells Park South BBQs

    All BBQ's at Jells Park South (off Ferntree Gully Road) are out of order.

  • Dergholm State Park

    Night park closures for deer control operations

    Parts of Dergholm State Park, Tooley Lake Mundi Wildlife Reserve and Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve will be closed to visitors at night for the safe delivery of invasive species shooting programs between Sunday 25th of February through to Friday 1st March 2024.  Bailey Rocks campground will remain open during this time.  For further information please email westregiondcp@parks.vic.gov.au

  • Discovery Bay Coastal Park

    Swan Lake Transit Lane Temporarily closed Saturday 24 /02/2024

    The Swan Lake Transit Lane will be temporarily closed Saturday 24 February 2024 from 9 am - 5pm for the PDBC King of the Dunes competition. Signage and Marshall will be in place.

    Swan Lake Transit Lane Temporarily closed Saturday 24 /02/2024

    The Swan Lake Transit Lane will be temporarily closed Saturday 24 February 2024 from 9 am - 5pm for the PDBC King of the Dunes competition. Signage and Marshall will be in place.

    Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

    A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
     
    For Discovery Bay Coastal Park this includes:
     
    • Rock platform near blowholes carpark at Cape Bridgewater
     
    This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
     
    Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
     
    To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

  • Dromana Pier

    Dromana Pier - partial closure

    The outer section of Dromana Pier (approx. 40 metres of the pier head) is closed until further notice following an engineering assessment that deemed is potentially unsafe for access. The remainder of the pier, including the low landing, is open for walking, boating and fishing activities.

    Dromana Pier is being rebuilt and planning is underway, more information will be shared in 2024

  • English Bridge Streamside Reserve

    Re open Rocky Crossing, English Bridge and Major Creek visitor destinations post flood event

    Access is now suitable to Major Creek Streamside Reserve and access to Major Creek camping area after the January flood event.
    Access is now suitable to Rocky Crossing and English Bridge visitor areas on the Campaspe Streamside Reserve after the January flood event. However there may be pot holes, uneven terrain, flood debris on the boundary areas of the sites and visitor infrastructure with minor damage visible. 

  • Errinundra National Park

    Ocean View Lookout - Site Closed

    Ocean View Lookout in Errinundra National Park is closed to visitors due to the presence of hazardous, fire-affected trees which overhang the lookout.  This site will remain closed to the public until these trees can be removed in order to maintain visitor safety.

    Visitors can still travel Greens Road which passes by the lookout location but are advised not to stop at this site.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Ewing Morass Wildlife Reserve (hunting)

    Closure of Old Station Rd

    The gate at Old Station Rd is closed indefinitely as of 1/3/22 due to severe road damage caused by weather conditions over the past six months. 

  • Flinders Jetty

    Flinders Pier - partial closure

    A 180 meter timber section of Flinders Pier (Jetty) is closed due to deterioration. The full length of the pier can still be accessed via the duplicated concrete section which is alongside the closed timber section.
    Parks Victoria is planning to deliver repair and safety works with Victorian Government funding, and more information on the project is available here.

  • French Island National Park

    No vehicle based camping

    There is no vehicle based camping allowed at Fairhaven Camground

  • Gabo Island Lighthouse Reserve

    Gabo Island accommodation

    Parks Victoria is delivering a maintenance program for visitor accommodation on Gabo Island. Work will be undertaken to update electrical wiring, plumbing, masonry, and other general repairs. Accommodation will be closed while the work is completed and is expected to reopen in 2024.

    Day visitors can access the island during this time but must adhere to all safety and directional signage.

    The accommodation update will be undertaken in consultation with heritage experts and delivered with consideration of all the environmental and cultural heritage sensitivities of this unique site.

  • Gadsen Bend Park

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events and is partially closed.

    For public safety, Parks Victoria will close areas impacted by severe weather. Closures are necessary while assessments and works are undertaken to remove risks and repair damage before reopening for visitors. For your safety, please avoid these impacted areas.

  • George Tindale Memorial Gardens

    George Tindale Memorial Garden Visitor Guide & Map

    Please find attached the current George Tindale Memorial Garden Visitor Guide and park map: 

    Attachments: Park-note-George-Tindale-Garden (382KB)

  • Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

    Red Bluff Campground - temporary closure

    Red Bluff Campground was heavily affected by the October fire with many built assets in the campground lost. Due to this, Red Bluff Campground will be closed for visitor use until recovery works are complete.  Vehicle access to Red Bluff Campground is closed at the Beacon Swamp Track / Lakeside Track intersection. 

    Golden Beach Camping Area 3 Closed

    Camp area 3 near Golden Beach within the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is closed. Please camp in one of the other camping areas close by. Toilets are accessible from camp area 2.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Glenelg River Heritage River

    Wilson Hall Campground maintenance closures

    Wilson Hall Campsite will be closed from March 13 2024 through to 31 August 2024 to undertake site upgrades as part of the Victorian Great Outdoors Program

  • Grampians National Park

    Mountain Lion (Designated rock-climbing and bouldering area) – Temporary exclusion

    Mountain Lion (Designated rock-climbing and bouldering area) – Temporary exclusion
     
    Significant Aboriginal cultural values have recently been rediscovered at the Mountain Lion designated rock-climbing and bouldering area.

    While Parks Victoria and Gariwerd Traditional Owners determine a longer-term management response, and out of respect for this significant cultural landscape, visitors are requested to not access this area.

    The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 protects Aboriginal cultural heritage and significant financial penalties apply for harm caused by individuals or corporate bodies.

    For more information please visit the FAQ Update at the Rock Climbing in Gariwerd link below.

    Kalymna Campground

    Kalymna Campground is closed due to flood damage on the access road.

    Grand Canyon (south-eastern exit) closed until further notice

    The steel staircase at the south-eastern exit of the canyon is closed due to an engineering issue. The Grand Canyon remains partially open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark. The Pinnacle walk remains open via the Canyon bypass walking track The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park has several roads temporarily closed for repair works and upgrades. Please be aware the movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Bushfire Closures

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Bushfire Update 23.2.24
     
    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park was impacted by the Bellfield and Stapylton bushfires ignited by lightning on February 13th 2024. There are temporary closures in place in the vicinity of the fires. Visitors are asked to adhere to road and park closures as emergency services continue to work within these fire impacted areas.  
     
    Northern Grampians - Mt Stapylton Fire Area Closures
    Road Closures:
    ·      Mount Zero Road between Roses Gap Road nth to Mt Zero and Pohlners Road
    ·      Olive Plantation Road
    ·      Flat Rock Road
    ·      Pohlners Road
    ·      Link Track
    ·      Coppermine 4x4 track
    ·      Golton track
     
    All visitor sites north of Roses Gap Road including:
    ·      Mount Zero Carpark/Trailhead and walks
    ·      Grampians Peaks Trail - (N1) Mt Zero – (N2) Barigar
    ·      Hollow Mountain Carpark and walk, Gulgurn Manja art shelter, Summer Day Valley LTO rock-climbing area
    ·      Mount Stapylton area walks, Mt Stapylton Campground, Ngamadjidj Art Shelter
    ·      All rock-climbing areas around Hollow Mountain, Mt Stapylton and the Northern Mt Difficult Range (North of Roses Gap Road)
    ·      Golton Gorge Picnic Area
    ·      Coppermine 4X4 camp, Coppermine Group Camp
     
    Mt William Range/Halls Gap - Bellfield Fire Area Closures  
    ·      Redman Road
    ·      Mitchell Road
    ·      Closures already in place due to flood damage – Kalymna Falls and Kaylmna Falls Campground, Mt William picnic ground road.  
    ·      Tunnel Road, Tunnel rd carpark and walking track
    ·      Pomonal Fireline (MVO)
    ·      Bellfield Track
    ·      Terraces Fireline (From Tandara Road to Tunnel Track)
     
     
    The following areas re-opened Friday 23.2.24:
    ·      Boronia Peak walking track
    ·      Mount William and Major Mitchell Plateau
    ·      Grampians Peaks Trail - Duwul (C3) Durd Durd (C4)
    ·      Mount William Road
    ·      Mafeking Road
    ·      Mafeking Picnic Area
    ·      Emmet Road
    ·      Mount Difficult Road from Boroka Lookout to Lake Wartook
    ·      Mount Difficult (Gar) Visitor Area (Beehive Falls, Briggs Bluff, Mt Difficult, Waterfalls of Gar, Mt Difficult Overnight walk including Longpoint West)
    ·      Grampians Peaks Trail - Gar (N2) Werdug (N3)
    ·      Troopers Creek Campground
     
     
    Other areas re-opened previously:
    ·      Brambuk the National Park & Cultural Centre, Brambuk Wetlands Loop and Fyans Creek Loop, Venus Baths and Chatauqua Peak walks (Boronia Peak remains closed, as does Tunnel Walk)
    ·      Wonderland Range - Including Grampians Peaks Trail from Halls Gap to Barri Yalug 
    ·      Central Grampians between Halls Gap & Zumsteins along Mount Victory Road  
    ·      Heatherlie Quarry and Plantation Campground
    ·      Mount Rosea and Serra Range 
    ·      Victoria Range
    ·      Victoria Valley
    ·      Southern Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park from Jimmy Creek Road to Dunkeld, Including Grampians Peaks Trail between Jimmy Creek Rd to Dunkeld. 

    For further information about the closures, please visit Brambuk the National Park & Cultural Centre, or call (03) 8427 2258. For National Park Information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au, or for booking refunds email info@parks.vic.gov.au
     
    Please visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au for emergency updates, or free call 1800 226 226. Monitor the Emergency Vic app for alerts and warnings or listen to your local ABC radio stations for emergency broadcasts.

    Attachments: Grampians Gariwerd Park Closures (Stapylton and Bellfield Fires) 23.2.24 (731KB)

    Silverband Falls Walking Track - Temporary Walking Grade change

    Please note that the Silverband Track has temporarily changed from a walking Grade 2 to Grade 3 in difficulty which impacts accessibility. Grade 3 includes short steep sections, rough surface areas, and occasional steps. The change is temporary, and Silverband Falls track will be returned to a Grade 2 track via future flood recovery works.

  • Great Otway National Park

    Bird Track and Kennett-Wye Jeep Track Closed Due to Landslip

    Bird Track and Kennett-Wye Jeep Track are closed for public safety due to a landslip undermining part of the track. Repairs are planned and due to be completed in early 2024. 

    Garvey Track Closed due to road repairs

    Garvey Track is closed from the Sheoak Picnic Ground to Sharps Track to allow for repairs to stabilise and road works to be undertaken.

    Sharps Campground permanently closed

    Permanently closed due to environmental and safety risks. 

    Delayneys Track Closed

    Delayneys Track is closed until further notice.

    Curtis Track is closed.

    Curtis Track is closed due to unsafe conditions.

    Please take your rubbish home

    Reminder to campers and visitors to please take your rubbish home. Please do not put rubbish in toilets. Visitors have been placing rubbish in the pit toilets making human waste removal difficult. Parks appreciates your assistance in looking after the Park.

    Maits Rest Carpark- bus access

    Maits Rest Carpark is suitable for small coaster buses only. Large buses or coaches are advised to use Melba Gully walk track near Lavers Hill.

    Melba Gully - Large bus access

    Melba Gully Walk Track and picnic area is accessible for large coaches. Toilet facilities are available on site

    Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

    A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
     
    For Great Otway National Park this includes:
    • Artillery Rocks, west of Lorne
    • The rock platform opposite Sheoak Falls, south of Lorne

    This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
     
    Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
     
    To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

  • Greenvale Reservoir Park

    Greenvale Reservoir Park Southern Section Closed to the Public

    The Southern section of Greenvale Reservoir Parks (access off Somerton Road) remains closed to the public at this time.  The Northern section of Greenvale Reservoir Park is open to pedestrian traffic 24 hours per day.  Access is from Venezia Promenade Greenvale.

  • Gunbower National Park

    Gunbower National Park and Murray River Reserve flood impacted areas

    Recent flooding is impacting on access to several sites within Gunbower National Park and the Murray River Reserve. Some roads and visitor sites are temporarily closed until floodwaters recede and sites can be assessed as safe. Tree-fall may be an ongoing issue with wet soils and strong winds.

    Flooding has resulted in poor road conditions in the area and 4WD access is recommended.
    A detour is in place at McClure Bend due to standing flood water. Access tracks across the State Forest may also be closed due to flood water. For safety reasons, do not drive through flood waters or past road closures.
     
    River track is impacted between McClure Bend and Milverton Bend, resulting in access to the following bends being closed:
    McClure Bend
    Peter Creek
    Wee Wee Rup
    Thompsons Track
    Five Sleeper
    Wire Fence
    Whistler
    Iron Punt
    Black Swamp
    Barham Mill Bend
    Nugent Bend
    Morton Bend

    Murray River Adventure Trail

    Stage One of the long-distance nature-based Murray River Adventure Trail will encompass a series of new and upgraded trails and other facilities from Barmah National Park (near Picnic Point) to Koondrook. The trail will pass through Lower Goulburn National Park, Gunbower National Park, Murray River Reserve and Echuca. Find out more about the project.

  • Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

    Park Closure – Conservation Program

    Due to a conservation program the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, including Lake Hattah and Lake Mournpall campgrounds, will be closed across the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of February 2024.

    Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points into the park. 

    Park Closure

    Due to conservation programs Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, including Lake Hattah and Lake Mournpall campgrounds, will be closed from sunset to sunrise on weekdays from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd of February 2024. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours. 

    The park will also be closed from sunrise to sunset on the Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February. 

    Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points into the closed sections of the park. 

    Safety Alert - Feral Bee Activity

    Please be advised that due to the dry conditions we are experiencing an increased number of bee sightings and swams gathering around water sources. Be aware that there may be bees in the camping and day use areas, around toilets, water tanks, the lakes and river.
    Please use caution.

    Blue Green Algae Bloom Warning For Lakes Hattah, Konardin and Woterap

    Lakes Hattah, Konardin and Woterap currently has a blue-green algae (BGA) bloom.

    The public is warned not to swim in and to avoid any direct contact with blue-green algae affected water.
    Direct contact with blue-green algae can cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes ears and nose or if swallowed gastroenteritis, nausea or vomiting.
    People who come in to contact with contaminated water should wash immediately in fresh water. Seek medical advice if experiencing illness after contact with BGA affected water.
    Any fish harvested from BGA affected water should have gills and guts removed prior to cooking. People should not eat whole fish or crustaceans collected from the lake. The type of algae affecting the lake produces toxins that can concentrate in crustaceans and accumulate in the liver and internal organs of fish. Ingesting BGA toxins can lead to serious illness.
     
    Water from the affected water body should not be used for drinking, cooking or other domestic uses. Boiling the affected water will not make it safe for use.
    For any health issues experienced after contact with BGA affected water please seek medical advice immediately.
    Pet owners should prevent pets from drinking or having direct contact with contaminated water. 
    Visitors to the area are advised that they can still enjoy other recreational activities such as bush walking and sightseeing around the water body.

  • Hepburn Regional Park

    Storm Damage - Walking tracks closed

    Due to significant storm damage, the following tracks are closed until further notice.
    -Sailors Falls loop
    -Twin Bridges to Tipperary Springs (both sides, including the Goldfields Track)
    -Tipperary Springs to Bryces Flat (both sides, including the Goldfields Track)
    -Blowhole walks
    -Blowhole to Golden Spring
    Parks Victoria are working to re-open these tracks as soon as possible. For your safety, please stay off these tracks and check in here for updates.

    Thank you for your understanding.
    Updated 19 February 2024

    Attachments: Hepburn Regional Park - Storm Damage Update (7,251KB)

  • Kanyapella Wildlife Reserve (hunting)

    Park Closure- Kanyapella Wildlife Reserve

    The Kanyapella Wildlife Reserve is currently closed due to the impacts of rising floodwaters.  Local staff are monitoring the flood water levels and will re-open the park when it is safe to do so.

  • Kinglake National Park

    Barbecues Closed

    The Gums Campground barbecues are out of order and will remain closed until further notice. 

  • Kooyoora State Park

    Road closures due to flood damage

    ·     The main visitor sites are open at Kooyoora State Park, however the following roads remain closed due to storm damage. 
    ·     Kirwan's Road
    ·     Back Road

  • Kurth Kiln Regional Park

    Storm Impacted Areas

    Kurth Kiln Regional Park and its surrounding areas have been impacted by a significant storm event 13/02/24. Whilst campgrounds and picnic grounds remain open, trees are likely down along roads, tracks and trails. Please exercise caution whilst assessments and works are ongoing through out this area. 

    Areas closed for deer control works

    Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between February 19th 2024 and November 30th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
    Signage will be in place at access points when control activities are occurring. For our own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

    Kurth Kiln Regional Park Deer Control Program temporary closures

    Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between February 19th 2024 and November 30th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
    Signage will be in place at access points when control activities are occurring. For your own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

    Closure of Shiprock Falls Toilet Block due to vandalism

    The toilet facilities at Shiprock Falls Picnic Area are currently closed due to vandalism. Visitors are encouraged to use toilet facilities located at Kurth Kiln Picnic Area, located near the intersection of Soldiers Road and Beenak Road, until further notice.   

    Temporary Bride Closure - Beenak Road, Kurth Kiln Regional Park

    Parks Victoria advises that the bridge on Beenak Road within the Day Visitor Area of Kurth Kiln Heritage Area is currently closed for safety reasons. At this stage there is no date set for re-opening the bridge.


    Park visitors and local residents are advised to use Soldiers Road, off Gembrook-Launching Place Road, or Beenak Road,Gembrook-Launching Place Road, to access the Kurth Kiln Picnic and Camping Areas


    We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Lake Bolac Highway Park

    Blue Green Algae - Lake Bolac

    Parks Victoria has announced that a blue-green algae bloom is currently affecting Lake Bolac, in western Victoria.
    Warning signs will be installed at the lake and the public is warned not to swim in and to avoid any direct contact with the affected water.
    Direct contact with blue-green algae can cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes ears and nose or if swallowed gastroenteritis, nausea or vomiting.
    People who come into contact with contaminated water should wash immediately in fresh water, and seek medical advice if experiencing illness.
    Any fish harvested from blue-green algae affected water should have gills and guts removed prior to cooking. People should not eat whole fish, shellfish or crustaceans collected from Lake Bolac. The type of algae affecting Lake Bolac produces toxins that can concentrate in shellfish and crustaceans, and accumulate in the liver and internal organs of fish. Ingesting blue-green algae toxins can lead to serious illness. 
    Water from the affected water body should not be used for drinking, cooking or other domestic uses. Boiling the affected water will not make it safe for use.
    For any health issues experienced after contact with blue-green algae affected water please seek medical advice immediately.
    Irrigators are encouraged to take extra care to avoid spray drift, the pooling of water and inhaling mist from blue-green algae affected water. Affected water should not be sprayed onto leafy vegetables or florets, or allowed to flood pastures.
    Pet owners should prevent pets from drinking or having direct contact with contaminated water.
    Visitors to the area are advised that they can still enjoy other recreational activities such as bushwalking, boating and sightseeing around the water body.
    Members of the public are asked to report any potential blue-green algae blooms to their local water manager.
    Parks Victoria will continue to monitor conditions and will remove signage once the lake is safe for use.
    More information about blue-green algae is available from Department of Health and Human Services: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/water/blue-green-algae-cyanobacteria

  • Lake Bolac Lake Reserve

    Blue Green Algae - Lake Bolac

    Parks Victoria has announced that a blue-green algae bloom is currently affecting Lake Bolac, in western Victoria.
    Warning signs will be installed at the lake and the public is warned not to swim in and to avoid any direct contact with the affected water.
    Direct contact with blue-green algae can cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes ears and nose or if swallowed gastroenteritis, nausea or vomiting.
    People who come into contact with contaminated water should wash immediately in fresh water, and seek medical advice if experiencing illness.
    Any fish harvested from blue-green algae affected water should have gills and guts removed prior to cooking. People should not eat whole fish, shellfish or crustaceans collected from Lake Bolac. The type of algae affecting Lake Bolac produces toxins that can concentrate in shellfish and crustaceans, and accumulate in the liver and internal organs of fish. Ingesting blue-green algae toxins can lead to serious illness. 
    Water from the affected water body should not be used for drinking, cooking or other domestic uses. Boiling the affected water will not make it safe for use.
    For any health issues experienced after contact with blue-green algae affected water please seek medical advice immediately.
    Irrigators are encouraged to take extra care to avoid spray drift, the pooling of water and inhaling mist from blue-green algae affected water. Affected water should not be sprayed onto leafy vegetables or florets, or allowed to flood pastures.
    Pet owners should prevent pets from drinking or having direct contact with contaminated water.
    Visitors to the area are advised that they can still enjoy other recreational activities such as bushwalking, boating and sightseeing around the water body.
    Members of the public are asked to report any potential blue-green algae blooms to their local water manager.
    Parks Victoria will continue to monitor conditions and will remove signage once the lake is safe for use.
    More information about blue-green algae is available from Department of Health and Human Services: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/water/blue-green-algae-cyanobacteria

  • Lake Cope Cope Wildlife Reserve (hunting)

    Lake Cope Cope - Toilet Closed

    Lake Cope Cope Toilet: Due to environmental risks and structural degradation in the interest of public safety the toilet block will be closed permanently.  


    Lake Cope Cope ( Browns Lake): Toilet closure

    Lake Cope Cope - Toilet: In the interest of public safety, due to environmental risks and structural degradation the toilet block is closed permanently.  The closest toilets are located at Walkers Lake. Park Victoria Thank you for your understanding. 

  • Lake Eildon National Park

    Closed 30 January to 30 June 2024

    Lakeside Campground is closed from 30 January to 30 June 2024. Vehicles, boat launching/retrieval, and camping, are not permitted in Lakeside Campground during this time.
    Next closest campgrounds:
    Candlebark Campground and Devil Cove Campground, off Fraser Park Road, Devils River VIC. Bookings are essential.
    Next closest boat ramps:
    Main Ramp off Lakeside Road, or Candlebark Ramp off Fraser Park Road, Devils River VIC
    Next closest picnic and toilet facilities:
    Herb Fitzroy Day Visitor Area off Lakeside Road, Devils River VIC



    O'Toole Flat Camping Area and Gap Track Bridge CLOSED

    What?
    Due to the failure of Gap Track Bridge over O'Toole Creek, the O'Toole Flat Camping Area and the section of Gap Track accessed by the Gap Track Bridge, are closed until further notice.
    Why?
    This is to protect O'Toole Creek from damage by vehicles fording the creek without a bridge. O'Toole Creek flows directly into White Creek which is home to the critically endangered Spotted Tree Frog. Spotted Tree Frogs are threatened by loss of vegetation on creek banks, and by sediment in waterways.
    When will it be re-opened?
    Gap Track Bridge, over O'Toole Creek, is funded for replacement under the Victorian Government's Asset Regeneration Program (High Risk Assets Capital Program). Construction is expected to begin in 2024. The area will be re-opened once the new bridge is in place.

    For more information on the Asset Regeneration Program (High Risk Assets Capital Program) – including individual project scopes and live project timeframes, visit the Parks Victoria Asset Regeneration Program page:
    https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/statewide-projects/asset-regeneration-program

    open to 30 June, reduced sites

    Devil Cove Campground is open for camping to  30 June 2024. Bookings are essential.
    Change in campground site availability:
    Sites 201-224; 254-263; and 266 are closed. These campground rows have been closed.
    Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites.
    Campground tap water:
    Underground pipes which supply water to the campground taps and toilet blocks are having ongoing issues. Rangers will monitor the water infrastructure closely while the campgrounds are open, and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues worsen. Please ensure your booking information is up to date, and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions.

    Open to 30 June, reduced sites

    Candlebark Campground is open for camping to June 30. Bookings are essential.
    Change in campground site availability:
    The top row of the campground closest to Fraser Park Road, including sites 102-111 are closed.
    Sites 113-117; 132-133; 149-155; 158; 164-166; 168; and 173 are closed.
    Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites.
    Campground tap water:
    Underground pipes which supply water to the campground taps and toilet blocks have been having ongoing issues. Rangers will monitor the water infrastructure closely while the campgrounds are open, and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues worsen. Please ensure your booking information is up to date, and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions.

  • Lake Tyers State Park

    Lake Tyers State Parks - Lonely Bay Walk, Toorloo Walk and Burnt Bridge Day Visitor Area are currently closed due to flooding.

    Lonely Bay Walk, Toorloo Walk and Burnt Bridge Day Visitor Area are currently closed due to flooding.

    Lake Tyers State Park is an iconic part of Victoria and an important focal point for many visitors. With a large number of visits per year, it’s very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, boating and walking. 

    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close unsafe tracks, sites and infrastructure, we do so in the interests of public safety and/or environmental protection, and to ensure that no one gets hurt and environmental impacts are avoided and/or managed.

    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

    Lake Tyers State Park - track closures and change in some campground conditions

    Gibbs Track, Morass Break Track, Reedy Arm Number 1 and 2 and Happy Valley Track have been closed due to the impact of severe weather.
     
    Cherry Tree Picnic Area, Cameron’s Arm No 1 and Trident Arm Campgrounds are currently 4WD access only.

    Lake Tyers State Park is an iconic part of Victoria and an important focal point for many visitors. With a large number of visits per year, it’s very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, boating and walking. 

    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close unsafe tracks, sites and infrastructure, we do so in the interests of public safety and/or environmental protection, and to ensure that no one gets hurt and environmental impacts are avoided and/or managed.

    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

    Lake Tyers State Paark - Marsdenia Rainforest Walk Closure

    Marsedenia Rainforest Walk is currently closed due to the need to upgrade bridges and boardwalks which have been deemed unsafe.

    Victorians love getting into nature, and we want to ensure people can do so safely while managing the park estate sustainably.

    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close unsafe sites and infrastructure, we do so in the interests of public safety and/or environmental protection, and to ensure that no one gets hurt and environmental impacts are avoided and/or managed.

    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

    Lake Tyers State Park - Glasshouse Campground closure

    The access road to the Glasshouse Campground in Lake Tyers State Park has been under water for some months, rendering access to the area unsafe. 

    Once the water subsides there will still be time required for the road surface to dry out, before vehicles can use it.

    Water bollards are in place and signage has been posted. Damage to the environment by bypassing the bollards is causing environmental damage. Campers who ignore the road closure will be subject to enforcement notices from Authorised Officers.
     
    The safety of our visitors, staff and contractors is our top priority. We will not hesitate to close an unsafe site or asset if it means protecting the health and wellbeing of visitors, staff and volunteers.

    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close unsafe sites and infrastructure, we do so in the interests of public safety and/or environmental protection, and to ensure that no one gets hurt and environmental impacts are avoided and/or managed.

    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Langi Ghiran State Park

    Road closures from flood damage

    The following tracks are closed to vehicles:

    Sandpit Track - closed
    Reservoir Track - closed
    Langi Ghiran Track recommended for 4WD vehicles only

    All walking tracks remain open

  • Lerderderg River Heritage River

    Mackenzie's Flat Picnic Area BBQ's closed - Flood Damage

    The BBQ facilities at Mackenzie's Flat Picnic Area are flood impacted and will remain closed until further notice.

    Holt's Road and Nuggety Track Closure

    Holt’s Road and Nuggety Track are both closed to all vehicles due to possible collapse of track surfaces. Geotechnical testing will be conducted in the future to determine rectification process of affected surfaces.

    Attachments: HoltsNuggetyClosed (2,704KB)

  • Lerderderg State Park

    Mackenzie's Flat Picnic Area BBQ's closed - Flood Damage

    The BBQ facilities at Mackenzie's Flat Picnic Area are flood impacted and will remain closed until further notice.

    Holt's Road and Nuggety Track Closure

    Holt’s Road and Nuggety Track are both closed to all vehicles due to possible collapse of track surfaces. Geotechnical testing will be conducted in the future to determine rectification process of affected surfaces.

    Attachments: HoltsNuggetyClosed (2,704KB)

  • Little Desert National Park

    Kiata Camprgound - Road Damage

    Due to recent storm damage, sections of the access road around Kiata Campground are closed for vehicle access.
    Please proceed with caution and follow alternative tracks to access camping areas and toilet blocks.

  • Local Port of Port Phillip

    Rye Pier - Closed during weekdays for final stage of construction works

    January 2024:
    • The Rye Pier reconstruction is almost complete with some final elements to be delivered in the first part of 2024. Final works are expected to take 4 months to deliver. 
    • While works are underway, Rye Pier is planned to be opened to the public on weekends where possible. 
    • On weekends when the pier is open, public berthing will be available at the inner low landing, situated nearest to the foreshore. 
    • Learn more about this project here.

    Portarlington Harbour Breakwater Works

    Please be advised that contractors will be carrying out maintenance works to the outer northern Portarlington Harbour Breakwater.


    Parks Victoria will endeavour to limit disruption to public access to the pier and breakwater during these works. 

    There may be increased traffic on Portarlington Pier and some temporary access restrictions may be put in place including along the entire outer northern Portarlington harbour breakwater during plant and material movements.

    Please follow all advisory signage on site and any communications given via Parks Victoria staff or the works contractor.


    Boyd Pier and Commissioner's Jetty Closure

    Boyd Pier and Commissioner's Jetty have been closed, and all berthing is prohibited.

    Additionally, there is no public access permitted on the wharves, and access in the waters between the heads of the two piers is prohibited.

    There is no expected date for re-opening of the areas. If you require further information, please contact Seaworks.

    Attachments: Map_final (189KB)

    Fishermans Jetty Closure

    Fishermans Jetty in Mornington Harbour is currently closed to the public until further notice. Engineering assessments have revealed significant concerns for the structural capacity of the jetty. 

    The jetty is funded to be replaced with planning underway during 2023. More information about this project will be made available here.

    Nearby piers to fish from include the nearby Mornington Pier, Frankston Pier and Dromana Pier.

    Portarlington Breakwater - Northern arm partially closed

    • A 200-metre section of the Portarlington breakwater's outer northern arm has become unstable and has been closed for public safety while repairs are planned.
    • The remainder of the breakwater (280-metres) and Portarlington Pier are open and safe.  
    • Visitor safety is a top priority, and we ask people not to venture beyond the fenced area while the closure is in place.  
    • Read the Community e-newsletter here (November 2023)

    South Channel Fort (Point Nepean National Park) - Tunnels closed

    The South Channel Fort and Jetty remains open to public access. However, all access into the sub terrain tunnels/ keep (via Licensed Tour Operators) is currently restricted due to safety concerns - pending further engineering/ technical assessments.

    Black Rock Jetty - Partial Closure

    The first 40m of Black Rock Jetty has been closed for public safety.  

    There is a fence at either end of the closure preventing access.

    Access to the outer section of the pier (pier head) and low landing is still possible for walking and fishing, via the adjacent Half Moon Bay boat ramp cat walk.

    All abilities access is limited due to the need to walk up steps to access the open section of the jetty.



    Dromana Pier - partial closure

    The outer section of Dromana Pier (approx. 40 metres of the pier head) is closed until further notice following an engineering assessment that deemed is potentially unsafe for access. The remainder of the pier, including the low landing, is open for walking, boating and fishing activities.

    Dromana Pier is being rebuilt and planning is underway, more information will be shared in 2024

    St Kilda Pier Redevelopment - closures and disruptions apply

    The St Kilda Pier redevelopment is a significant project, so disruptions, noise and closures are expected. 

    Current closed areas:
    Penguin viewing area 
    St Kilda Breakwater
    St Kilda Pier Kiosk

    Access changes
    Access to the public berths at the end of the pier are inaccessible from land other than via the temporary Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron gated pontoon access.

    To keep up to date with the latest project information and impacts please sign up to the project mailing list via parks.vic.gov.au/projects/melbourne-region/st-kilda-pier-redevelopment


    No access beneath St Leonards Pier - danger from concrete deterioration

    In the interest of public safety Parks Victoria recommends that divers, snorkelers and swimmers do not go beneath the concrete pier and its piles. This is due to observed deterioration of concrete on the underside of the deck of St Leonards Pier. This deterioration can result in possible concrete spalling and falling into the water.


    Signage is be displayed on site to notify members of the public of this hazard. Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the condition of the pier and advise stakeholders of any further change in condition.

    Middle Brighton Breakwater is closed

    The Middle Brighton Breakwater has been closed for public safety.  
    There is a fence at the start of the breakwater preventing access.

    The breakwater may collapse without warning.
    Engineering assessments have determined the steel reinforcement of the concrete decking has failed and the concrete decking is not supported by the rock wall.
    The area extends from the marina's hardstand entrance to the asphalt topped breakwater.
    It is dangerous and structurally unsafe for walking and/or driving.


  • Loch Iel (Pink Lake) Lake Reserve

    Pink Lake - Track Damage

    Due to recent storm damage, the access track to the lake edge is in poor condition.
    Please use caution when accessing the site. 

  • Long Forest Flora and Fauna Reserve

    Park Closure

    Long Forest Flora And Fauna Reserve will be closed for pest animal control operations on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of February between 5pm - 8am each day. 

  • Lower Glenelg National Park

    Battersbys Campground maintenance closures

    Battersbys Campsite will be closed from March 13 2024 through to 31 August 2024 to undertake site upgrades as part of the Victorian Great Outdoors Program

    Forest Camp South Campground maintenance closures

    Forest Camp South Campsite will be closed from March 13 2024 through to 31 August 2024 to undertake site upgrades as part of the Victorian Great Outdoors Program

    Wilson Hall Campground maintenance closures

    Wilson Hall Campsite will be closed from March 13 2024 through to 31 August 2024 to undertake site upgrades as part of the Victorian Great Outdoors Program

  • Lower Goulburn National Park

    Murray River Adventure Trail

    Stage One of the long-distance nature-based Murray River Adventure Trail will encompass a series of new and upgraded trails and other facilities from Barmah National Park (near Picnic Point) to Koondrook. The trail will pass through Lower Goulburn National Park, Gunbower National Park, Murray River Reserve and Echuca. Find out more about the project.

  • Lower Maribyrnong Parklands

    Lower Maribyrnong River Trail partial closure

    The Maribyrnong River Trail is closed from Canning Street, Avondale Heights, to ‘Carpark C’ in Brimbank Park. There is no access between these points for safety reasons.

    Flood damage has impacted trails, culverts and fences in various sections; these hazardous impacts and debris now need to be removed and rectified to ensure continued safe access for the community.

    Planning is underway to repair the impacted section of the trail. A timeframe for reopening the trail will be determined as planning continues.

  • Lower Maribyrnong Parklands (COM)

    Lower Maribyrnong River Trail partial closure

    The Maribyrnong River Trail is closed from Canning Street, Avondale Heights, to ‘Carpark C’ in Brimbank Park. There is no access between these points for safety reasons.

    Flood damage has impacted trails, culverts and fences in various sections; these hazardous impacts and debris now need to be removed and rectified to ensure continued safe access for the community.

    Planning is underway to repair the impacted section of the trail. A timeframe for reopening the trail will be determined as planning continues.

  • Lower Ovens Wildlife Reserve (hunting)

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events and is partially closed.

    For public safety, Parks Victoria will close areas impacted by severe weather. Closures are necessary while assessments and works are undertaken to remove risks and repair damage before reopening for visitors. For your safety, please avoid these impacted areas.

  • Lysterfield Park

    Storm Emergency - Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park closed

    Due to severe storm damage, Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park are closed until further notice. 

    For your safety, please avoid the area while park teams and emergency services work on tree removal and safety measures. All walks, mountain bike trails, and visitor sites are inaccessible. 

    Remember, disobeying closure orders is an offense under the National Parks Act, with fines for non-compliance. Stay tuned here for updates on reopening. Alternative destinations nearby - Cardinia Reservoir Park and Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve remain open. 

    Thank you for your understanding. 
    Updated 16 February 2024

    Attachments: Damage and Recovery Photos (2,573KB)

    Some barbeques not in operation

    Parks Victoria is carrying out inspections in all of our barbecues in our parks. Following these inspections, some barbecues have been temporarily closed until they can be attended by a licenced contractor. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
    Visitor safety is our top priority and we advise people to please not to use any barbecue facilities that have been closed. We expect the impacted barbecues to reopen in the coming weeks.

  • Major Creek Streamside Reserve

    Re open Rocky Crossing, English Bridge and Major Creek visitor destinations post flood event

    Access is now suitable to Major Creek Streamside Reserve and access to Major Creek camping area after the January flood event.
    Access is now suitable to Rocky Crossing and English Bridge visitor areas on the Campaspe Streamside Reserve after the January flood event. However there may be pot holes, uneven terrain, flood debris on the boundary areas of the sites and visitor infrastructure with minor damage visible. 

  • Maldon Historic Reserve

    Parkins Reef Walk closed

    The Parkin's Reef Walking Track at the North British Mine site is closed until further notice. 

  • Maribyrnong River

    Maribyrnong River Trail partial closure

    The Maribyrnong River Trail is closed from ‘Carpark C’ in Brimbank Park, to Canning Street, Avondale Heights. There is no access between these points for safety reasons.

    Flood damage has impacted trails, culverts and fences in various sections; these hazardous impacts and debris now need to be removed and rectified to ensure continued safe access for the community.

    Planning is underway to repair the impacted section of the trail. A timeframe for reopening the trail will be determined as planning continues.

    Lower Maribyrnong River Trail partial closure

    The Maribyrnong River Trail is closed from Canning Street, Avondale Heights, to ‘Carpark C’ in Brimbank Park. There is no access between these points for safety reasons.

    Flood damage has impacted trails, culverts and fences in various sections; these hazardous impacts and debris now need to be removed and rectified to ensure continued safe access for the community.

    Planning is underway to repair the impacted section of the trail. A timeframe for reopening the trail will be determined as planning continues.

    Burndap Lake public landing

    Locals and visitors will benefit from easier access to the river through this project and the Maribyrnong River Boat Ramp project, which together will help revitalise this waterside precinct. The public floating pontoon facility, to be located in place of the former privately managed Edgewater Marina, will be able to accommodate multiple short-term berths and feature a lower-level platform suitable for paddle craft. Find out more about the project.

    Notice to River Users 21 February 2024

    As Waterway Manager under the Marine Safety Act 2010 Parks Victoria wishes to advise these waterway closures and activities (PDF) on the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and Victoria Harbour.

    Attachments: NTRU February 21 (1,386KB)

  • Maribyrnong Valley Parklands (COM)

    Maribyrnong River Trail partial closure

    The Maribyrnong River Trail is closed from ‘Carpark C’ in Brimbank Park, to Canning Street, Avondale Heights. There is no access between these points for safety reasons.

    Flood damage has impacted trails, culverts and fences in various sections; these hazardous impacts and debris now need to be removed and rectified to ensure continued safe access for the community.

    Planning is underway to repair the impacted section of the trail. A timeframe for reopening the trail will be determined as planning continues.

  • Marlo Coastal Reserve

    Dog Friendly Parks

    The wet and warmer weather has brought paralysis ticks out in record numbers. Paralysis ticks are known in Coastal and near by Coastal areas and rainforest gullies.


    Keep your dog on lead in permitted parks


    Dogs are permitted in many parks and reserves provided they are under control and on leads at all times. Visitors should keep their dog on-lead except in designated off-lead areas. Keeping your dog on a lead ensures you both have a safe park visit.
    • Poison baits may be laid to control foxes or other feral animals. Baits can be fatal to dogs.
    • Even if your dog is friendly, other dogs may not be.
    • Your dog can catch parasites (such as fleas and ticks) from wildlife.
    • Snake bites are a real risk in natural areas such as parks.
    • Wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas will defend themselves if threatened by a dog and can cause significant injury to or the death of your dog.

    Dog-friendly code of conduct

    • Consider other park users and ensure that dogs are always kept under effective control.
    • Always carry a lead, even when in off-lead areas.
    • Bring a friend if you wish to walk with more than two dogs.
    • Ensure children are supervised whilst near dogs, as they are vulnerable to attack.
    • Ensure your dog’s identification, registration and vaccinations are up to date.
    • Minimise any disturbance to native fauna, including birdlife in the park.
    • Clean up after your dog and take all rubbish home.

  • Maroondah Reservoir Park

    Henderson loop toilet block closed

    Henderson loop toilet block is closed until further notice. Maroondah Reservoir Park’s other toilet blocks are located at Rose Step and Pin.

  • Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater

    Middle Brighton Breakwater is closed

    The Middle Brighton Breakwater has been closed for public safety.  
    There is a fence at the start of the breakwater preventing access.

    The breakwater may collapse without warning.
    Engineering assessments have determined the steel reinforcement of the concrete decking has failed and the concrete decking is not supported by the rock wall.
    The area extends from the marina's hardstand entrance to the asphalt topped breakwater.
    It is dangerous and structurally unsafe for walking and/or driving.


  • Miga Lake Lake Reserve

    Blue Green Algae Suspected - Miga Lake

    Blue Green Algae is suspected within Miga Lake. Contact with the affected water may cause harm to humans and animals.
    For your safety, we recommend not to drink the water, no prolonged contact on skin, no swimming and limit recreational activities on the water.
    Parks Victoria will monitor conditions and remove signage once the lake is safe for use.

  • Mirboo North H13 Bushland Reserve

    Mirboo North Regional Park Storm Impacted by February Storm Event

    Following the storm event experienced throughout South Gippsland on the 13th of February, 2024, Mirboo North Regional Park has experienced extensive site damage. 

    The site has not yet been assessed for tree hazards.

    Please show a high level of caution.

    The surrounding areas have also experienced significant damage and roads leading into the Park have been compromised.

    The hazard warning will remain in place until assessments can be completed. 

    Further closures may come into place as more information is obtained.


    Mirboo North Regional Park Closure

    Following the storm event experienced throughout South Gippsland on the 13th of February, 2024, Mirboo North Regional Park has experienced extensive site damage. 

    Assessments have now been completed for selected areas within the Mirboo North Regional Park and due to identified hazards the park has now closed. 

    Recovery and rehabilitation works will be undertaken in line with response prioritisation for the incident. 








  • Mirboo North Regional Park

    Mirboo North Regional Park Storm Impacted by February Storm Event

    Following the storm event experienced throughout South Gippsland on the 13th of February, 2024, Mirboo North Regional Park has experienced extensive site damage. 

    The site has not yet been assessed for tree hazards.

    Please show a high level of caution.

    The surrounding areas have also experienced significant damage and roads leading into the Park have been compromised.

    The hazard warning will remain in place until assessments can be completed. 

    Further closures may come into place as more information is obtained.


    Mirboo North Regional Park Closure

    Following the storm event experienced throughout South Gippsland on the 13th of February, 2024, Mirboo North Regional Park has experienced extensive site damage. 

    Assessments have now been completed for selected areas within the Mirboo North Regional Park and due to identified hazards the park has now closed. 

    Recovery and rehabilitation works will be undertaken in line with response prioritisation for the incident. 








  • Mirboo South H39 Bushland Reserve

    Mirboo North Regional Park Storm Impacted by February Storm Event

    Following the storm event experienced throughout South Gippsland on the 13th of February, 2024, Mirboo North Regional Park has experienced extensive site damage. 

    The site has not yet been assessed for tree hazards.

    Please show a high level of caution.

    The surrounding areas have also experienced significant damage and roads leading into the Park have been compromised.

    The hazard warning will remain in place until assessments can be completed. 

    Further closures may come into place as more information is obtained.


    Mirboo North Regional Park Closure

    Following the storm event experienced throughout South Gippsland on the 13th of February, 2024, Mirboo North Regional Park has experienced extensive site damage. 

    Assessments have now been completed for selected areas within the Mirboo North Regional Park and due to identified hazards the park has now closed. 

    Recovery and rehabilitation works will be undertaken in line with response prioritisation for the incident. 








  • Mitchell and Wonnangatta Rivers Heritage River

    Angusvale campground closed and is expected to reopen by the 1st of March, pending works inspection.

    Angusvale campground closed and is expected to reopen by the 1st of March, although this may be delayed as opening is conditional on a final works inspection.
     
    Angusvale has been undergoing significant improvement works that have been slightly delayed due to inclement weather.  The campsite may close at short notice to allow heavy plant and equipment to undertake the completion of roadworks to ensure public safety.
     
    Angusvale is an iconic part of East Gippsland and an important focal point for many holiday makers. With a large number of visits per year, it’s very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and watercraft.
     
    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

  • Mitchell River National Park

    Angusvale campground closed and is expected to reopen by the 1st of March, pending works inspection.

    Angusvale campground closed and is expected to reopen by the 1st of March, although this may be delayed as opening is conditional on a final works inspection.
     
    Angusvale has been undergoing significant improvement works that have been slightly delayed due to inclement weather.  The campsite may close at short notice to allow heavy plant and equipment to undertake the completion of roadworks to ensure public safety.
     
    Angusvale is an iconic part of East Gippsland and an important focal point for many holiday makers. With a large number of visits per year, it’s very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and watercraft.
     
    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

  • Mordialloc Pier

    Mordialloc Creek entrance depth monitoring survey

    The most recent depth monitoring survey of the Mordialloc Creek entrance is provided below.

    Mordialloc Creek survey information disclaimer:
    Parks Victoria does not warrant that the information provided is accurate and up to date.

    All boat operators are advised to navigate with caution, as conditions can change quickly and sand can accumulate across the entrance and cause reduced depth within the channel.

    The information provided is intended as a guide only and does not replace the judgement of the operator of the vessel.  Boat operators should be familiar with Notices to Mariners published on the Victorian Regional Channels Authority website and are advised to check weather and tidal conditions prior to accessing the entrance.  

    Depth shown is to Chart Datum.
     
    This survey will be replaced when a new one becomes available.

    Attachments: 231114-MC (4,533KB)

  • Mornington Peninsula National Park

    Mushroom Reef Toilet Closure Flinders Ocean Beach

    The toilet at Flinders Ocean Beach, Mushroom Reef is permanently closed.  The nearest alternative public toilets are Flinders town centre public toilets.

    Cape Schanck toilets closed temporarily

    Cape Schanck toilets are closed temporarily. We apologise for any inconvenience. Parks Victoria staff are working to repair this toilet block as soon as possible.

    Landslip affecting beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach

    There is a landslip affecting the beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach (within Mornington Peninsula NP).  Please do not approach the slip.

    Mornington Peninsula National Park Fox Control Programs

    Parks Victoria are undertaking fox control in Mornington Peninsula National Park from Portsea Ocean Beach to Greens Bush to relieve predation of vulnerable and threatened native fauna. Programs involve the use of Canid Pest Ejectors and para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) poison as well as buried PAPP poison to bait foxes in strategic locations. 

    Fox baiting will occur until June 2025.
     
    Dogs are prohibited from entering Mornington Peninsula National Park. If pets are suspected of having consumed a PAPP bait during the baiting period, a vet should be consulted immediately. An antidote to PAPP (methylene blue) is available and stocked by most vets on the Mornington Peninsula. 

    Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

    A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
     
    For Mornington Peninsula National Park, this includes the following locations:
    • Sorrento Back Beach rocks
    • No. 16 beach at Rye back beach
    • Bushrangers Bay rocks, east of Cape Schanck
     
    This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
     
    Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
     
    To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

  • Mornington Pier and Jetty

    Fishermans Jetty Closure

    Fishermans Jetty in Mornington Harbour is currently closed to the public until further notice. Engineering assessments have revealed significant concerns for the structural capacity of the jetty. 

    The jetty is funded to be replaced with planning underway during 2023. More information about this project will be made available here.

    Nearby piers to fish from include the nearby Mornington Pier, Frankston Pier and Dromana Pier.

  • Morwell National Park

    Morwell National Park - Track Closures

    Morwell National Park was heavily impacted by severe storms in Feb 2024 and walking tracks will remain closed until further notice.

    Please note, it is dangerous and illegal to enter closed areas and there is still high risk of further trees and branches falling.

  • Mount Buangor State Park

    Full Park Closure - Mount Buangor State Park

    Due to ongoing bushfire activity, the Mount Buangor State Park is closed for public safety until further notice. This includes Middle Creek, Ferntree and Bailes Camping Areas and all walking tracks.

  • Mount Buffalo National Park

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Partial park closures will be in place during aerial shooting operations targeting deer in the following parks:
     
    Snowy River NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Croajingolong NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Cape Conran CP
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
    29 April – 3 May 2024
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
    11-15 November 2024
     
    Mt Buffalo National Park
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing immediately prior to arrival for up to date information and maps.
     
    For more information about the program please visit this link..

    Reservoir Road closed

    Reservoir Road has been damaged extensively by a storm on June 8th 2023. Mt Buffalo National Park had 176mm of rain fall in 24 hours. Reservoir Road will be closed indefinitely to vehicle traffic until considerable repairs can be made.

    The closure of Reservoir Road adds an additional 3kms each way for walks to Mt McLeod, Rocky Creek, Eagle Point and Og Gog & McGog.

    Parking is available at the junction of Reservoir  Road and Mt Buffalo Road near the Vic Roads depot.

    Reservoir Road closed to vehicle traffic

    Reservoir Road has been damaged extensively by a storm on June 8th 2023. Mt Buffalo National Park had 176mm of rain fall in 24 hours. Reservoir Road will be closed indefinitely to vehicle traffic until considerable repairs can be made.

    Update: 15 Feb 2024. We are aiming for Reservoir Rd to reopen to vehicle traffic at the beginning of November 2024.

    The closure of Reservoir Road adds an additional 3kms each way for walks to Mt McLeod, Rocky Creek, Eagle Point and Og Gog & McGog.

    Parking is available at the junction of Reservoir  Road and Mt Buffalo Road near the Vic Roads depot.

    The road remains accessible for walkers and mountain bike riders.

    registering your vehicle and additional vehicles

    Registering all vehicles on your campground booking
    It is a requirement that all vehicles are registered on your booking for your stay at Lake Catani Campground.
    Your campsite booking allows for one vehicle per site. Any additional vehicles must also be registered and a fee of $10.80 per vehicle per night applies.
    Please log in to the online booking portal and:
    ·     add the registration number of your first vehicle and/or
    ·     register and pay for all additional vehicles.
    Rangers will be checking for this information.

    If you are unable to log in to the booking portal phone Parks Victoria Customer Service on 13 19 63.

    For information on vehicle allocations and additional vehicle costs visit: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/about-us/fees-and-charges
    Fees and Changes schedule 2023/24 – 2024/25 - “For vehicle-accessible campsites, one vehicle per campsite is included in the permit fee. Additional vehicle charges apply for each additional vehicle, charged on a per-night basis.”

    Vehicle registration numbers and payment of additional vehicles is important:
    - minimising the number of vehicles per site and throughout the campground reduces the overall impact of dust and vegetation damage, increases visitor amenity (less noise, looks and feels like a campground rather than a carpark) and for the safety of visitors (walking and riding around the campground)
    - risk management - the Park is closed the evening prior to declared Catastrophic Fire days. It is easier to contact people if vehicles are registered.

    All vehicles must be parked on the footprint of your campsite (except for the walk-in sites). If your vehicle(s) do not fit, please park in front of the stone hut or in the parking area near the canoe launch area. Thankyou.
     

    Lake Catani Campground campfire pits only (no bbq plates or billy hooks)

    The campfire pits at Lake Catani Campground are currently being reconstructed. The old concrete slabs and swinging bbq plates and billy holding arms have been removed to be replaced with prefabricated campfire places using larger concrete pads and metal surrounds. Currently the campfire places consist only of dirt bases and rock surrounds. If you would like to cook on an open fire you will need to bring your own self-standing bbq plate and a tripod for a billy or pot. Free gas bbqs and picnic tables are available at the Lakeside Picnic Area. This area is a short walk from the campground.
    We apologise for any inconvenience and are working towards getting the new fireplaces in-situ as soon as possible.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Mount Granya State Park

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Mount Lawson State Park

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Mount Mitta Mitta Regional Park

    Partial park closures - Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park and Mount Mitta Mitta (Mittamatite) Regional Park

    Parts of these Parks will be closed from 26 February – 1 March 2024 while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken. 

    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Upper Murray Parks and Reserves aerial operations information (678KB)

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Mount Samaria State Park

    Wileman Track Mt Samaria State Park

    Wileman track has been heavily impacted by severe weather events in recent months, resulting in large fallen timber obstructing the walking track track. Although the track is passable, please allow more time to complete this walk and notify someone of your movements. 

  • Mount Sugarloaf Nature Conservation Reserve

    Sugarloaf Track closure

    Due to storm damage, Sugarloaf Tk is closed in the Mt Sugarloaf NCR. This closure is of the internal tracks coming off Jay Tk, Murphys Rd and Mccormicks Rd and will be in place until repairs can be completed.

    Attachments: Mt Sugarloaf - Sugarloaf Tk closure (318KB)

  • Mount Worth State Park

    Moonlight Creek Track

    Moonlight Creek Track Closure 

    Track is closed between 13.02.2024 - 01.05.2024

    Giants Circuit bridge closed

    Lorkin Creek bridge on giants circuit is closed due to engineer advice. 

    Moonlight creek track closed for bridge replacements

    Moonlight creek track will be closed for bridge replacements. 

  • Mountain Creek Education Area

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Murray - Kulkyne Park

    Safety Alert - Feral Bee Activity

    Please be advised that due to the dry conditions we are experiencing an increased number of bee sightings and swams gathering around water sources. Be aware that there may be bees in the camping and day use areas, around toilets, water tanks, the lakes and river.
    Please use caution.

  • Murray - Sunset National Park

    Wallpolla Island Closed

    Wallpolla Island is closed due to riverine flood damage affecting both access and visitor safety.

    Park Closure

    Due to park conservation programs parts of the Pink Lakes area, including Lake Crosbie, Lake Becking and Mt Crozier campgrounds, will be closed from sunset to sunrise on weekdays from Monday 26 February to Friday 15 March 2024. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours and weekends. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points to closed sections of the park. People MUST exit the park prior to sunset.

    Park Closure

    Due to park conservation programs parts of the Taparoo and Berribee area, including Lindsay River and the Shearers Quarters campground, will be closed from sunset to sunrise on weekdays from Monday 19 February to Thursday 28 March 2024. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours and weekends. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points to closed sections of the park. 

    Lindsay Island (MSNP) - Access

    Lindsay Island open, although has access limitations within due to residual flood water and road damage.
     
    The Broken Back bridge on the Little Mullaroo Creek is now Open, The Little Mullaroo Creek crossing on the Sandford Track has water across it, and should be approached and considered with caution, depths will change.  This may limit access to Webster's Lagoon or Kulkurna Cliffs. You should never drive through flood water.
     
    The Lindsay River crossing on the eastern entry point to Lindsay Island has extensive flood damage and residual flood water and will remain closed until further notice. Entry gates remain closed, signage in place.
     
    Access remains along the Mullaroo Creek between the Caravan through to the Mullaroo Mouth / Boat ramp. 
     
    Access now open to Lock 7 Camping Area, Lock 7 Sandbar Camping Area and Lock 7 Boat Ramp Camping Area.

    Mulcra Island is now partially open giving campers access to the Murray River

    Mulcra Island is now partially open giving campers access to the Murray River from River access 1 through to Lock 8. 
    Snake Lagoon track to the east is closed until further notice due to riverine flood damage affecting both access and visitor safety, so there is no access beyond Lock 8. Access through the Snake Lagoon track via the Old Mail Road is also affected by this closure. 


    Visitors are advised that some areas continue to be affected by residual flood water and high river levels. Caution is advised when camping in these areas. 

    Bee Alert

    Please be advised that due to the dry conditions, we are experiencing an increased number of bee sightings and swarms gathering around water sources. Be aware that there maybe bees in camping and day use areas, around toilets, water tanks, lakes and rivers.
    Please use caution.


  • Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary

    Mushroom Reef Toilet Closure Flinders Ocean Beach

    The toilet at Flinders Ocean Beach, Mushroom Reef is permanently closed.  The nearest alternative public toilets are Flinders town centre public toilets.

    Landslip affecting beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach

    There is a landslip affecting the beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach (within Mornington Peninsula NP).  Please do not approach the slip.

  • Nhill Swamp Wildlife Reserve (no hunting)

    Boardwalk Closure - Nhill Swamp

    The section of boardwalk between the bird hide and Nhill Lake is closed due to structural damage.

    Visitors are requested not to go beyond this point.

    In the interest of visitor safety, this area is closed until further notice. 

  • Nooramunga Marine & Coastal Park

    Snake Island Swashway Jetty closed

    The Swashway Jetty on Snake Island is currently closed for public use.
    Access to the jetty structure is prohibited.

    Snake Island Balloted Hog Deer Hunting Periods

    Visitor Information.
    The following dates reflect the Snake Island Balloted Hog Deer Hunting Periods for 2024.

    Hunt Period 1 from 5th to 9th February 2024
    Hunt Period 2 from 4th to 8th March 2024
    Hunt Period 3 from 18th to 22nd March 2024
    Hunt Period 4 from 15th to-19th  April 2024
    Hunt Period 5 from 29th April to 3rd May 2024
    Hunt Period 6 from 13th to 17th May 2024
    Hunt Period 7 from 27th to 31st May 2024

    Visitor access to Snake Island is not restricted at any stage.

    Additional Information on the program can be found here:
    https://www.gma.vic.gov.au/hunting/deer/hog-deer-hunting

    Snake Island Balloted Hog Deer Hunt Periods for 2024

    Information for Snake Island visitors.

    The Snake Island Balloted Hog Deer Hunt Periods for 2024 are as follows -
    Period 1 - 5th - 9th February 2024.
    Period 2 - 4th - 8th March 2024.
    Period 3 - 18th - 22nd March 2024
    Period 4 - 15th - 19th April 2024
    Period 5 - 29th April - 3rd May 2024
    Period 6 - 13th - 17th May 2024
    Period 7 - 27th - 31st May 2024.

    Island access is not restricted during the above dates.
    For further information about the program please visit the GMA website -
    https://www.gma.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/508111/Balloted-Hog-Deer-hunting-on-Snake-Island.pdf

  • Nooramunga State Faunal Reserve

    Snake Island Swashway Jetty closed

    The Swashway Jetty on Snake Island is currently closed for public use.
    Access to the jetty structure is prohibited.

    Snake Island Balloted Hog Deer Hunting Periods

    Visitor Information.
    The following dates reflect the Snake Island Balloted Hog Deer Hunting Periods for 2024.

    Hunt Period 1 from 5th to 9th February 2024
    Hunt Period 2 from 4th to 8th March 2024
    Hunt Period 3 from 18th to 22nd March 2024
    Hunt Period 4 from 15th to-19th  April 2024
    Hunt Period 5 from 29th April to 3rd May 2024
    Hunt Period 6 from 13th to 17th May 2024
    Hunt Period 7 from 27th to 31st May 2024

    Visitor access to Snake Island is not restricted at any stage.

    Additional Information on the program can be found here:
    https://www.gma.vic.gov.au/hunting/deer/hog-deer-hunting

    Snake Island Balloted Hog Deer Hunt Periods for 2024

    Information for Snake Island visitors.

    The Snake Island Balloted Hog Deer Hunt Periods for 2024 are as follows -
    Period 1 - 5th - 9th February 2024.
    Period 2 - 4th - 8th March 2024.
    Period 3 - 18th - 22nd March 2024
    Period 4 - 15th - 19th April 2024
    Period 5 - 29th April - 3rd May 2024
    Period 6 - 13th - 17th May 2024
    Period 7 - 27th - 31st May 2024.

    Island access is not restricted during the above dates.
    For further information about the program please visit the GMA website -
    https://www.gma.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/508111/Balloted-Hog-Deer-hunting-on-Snake-Island.pdf

  • Patterson River

    Patterson River entrance depth monitoring survey

    The most recent depth monitoring survey of the Patterson River entrance is provided below.

    Patterson River survey information disclaimer:
    Parks Victoria does not warrant that the information provided is accurate and up to date.

    All boat operators are advised to navigate with caution, as conditions can change quickly and sand can accumulate across the entrance and cause reduced depth within the channel.

    The information provided is intended as a guide only and does not replace the judgement of the operator of the vessel.  Boat operators should be familiar with Notices to Mariners published on the Victorian Regional Channels Authority website and are advised to check weather and tidal conditions prior to accessing the entrance.  

    Depth shown is to Chart Datum.
     
    This survey will be replaced when a new one becomes available.

    Attachments: 231114-PA (4,833KB)

  • Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Pirianda Gardens

    Pirianda Garden Visitor Guide & Map

    Please find attached the current Pirianda Garden Visitor Guide & park map:

    Attachments: Park-note-Pirianda-Garden (504KB)

  • Point Nepean National Park

    Closures - Fort Nepean

    Engine house walking track closed until further notice.  Access to Gun emplacements 5 & 6, Engine House, Battery Observation Posts restricted.  

    South Channel Fort (Point Nepean National Park) - Tunnels closed

    The South Channel Fort and Jetty remains open to public access. However, all access into the sub terrain tunnels/ keep (via Licensed Tour Operators) is currently restricted due to safety concerns - pending further engineering/ technical assessments.

    Altered Front Gate Opening/Closing Times

    Point Nepean National Park is open daily. Temporarily vehicles may enter the park between 7am-6pm and can exit at any time. Pedestrians and cyclists can enter and exit the park any time.

    Beach access at The Bend

    Beach access from the Bay Beach Walk at The Bend, within Point Nepean National Park, is affected by storm damage.  

  • Port Campbell National Park

    Reduced access to Loch Ard Gorge visitor areas

    Loch Ard Gorge beach access closed
     
    Beach access is closed due to dangerous cliff movement near the Upper Lookout, which could cause a collapse. Geotechnical specialists have assessed the site and we will continue to work through the permits required to protect the significant cultural and environmental values of Loch Ard before we start work to restore access to the beach. 
     
    This work is complex and will take time. Parks Victoria will provide updates and indicative timelines once we have further information.
     
    Closed walking tracks and reduced carparking - The Blowhole, Thunder Cave, Sherbrook River
     
    Construction of a new lookout at The Blowhole will commence in January 2024, creating a stunning new visitor attraction for the Loch Ard Gorge precinct. The project is expected to take 12 months, subject to on-ground and construction industry conditions.

    To ensure public safety during construction, access to some tracks and areas around The Blowhole will be closed, including no access to Thunder Cave and Sherbrook River. There will also be a reduction in the number of carparking spaces available for the public at the Loch Ard Gorge precinct, and no parking near Sherbrook River. Turning circles will also be restricted due to the construction works. Caravans and other long vehicles will be required to park in the Loch Ard Gorge car park.  
     

    Saddle Lookout - access change

    From mid-September 2021 there will be no access to the Saddle and Castle Rock viewing areas while a new lookout is being built. 

    Visitors can continue to enjoy the other lookouts, boardwalks and visitor areas at the Twelve Apostles and the other spectacular visitor sites in the Port Campbell National Park.

    Changed traffic and visitor access

    Visitors to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge precinct over summer are encouraged to plan ahead, with increased traffic expected and temporarily reduced access to some visitor spots.

    Changes to speed limits and parking arrangements are in place to safely manage peak period visitation along this section of the Great Ocean Road.

    With construction of new visitor facilities in the area, and holiday crowds, visitors are encouraged to check park conditions and arrive early.

    For more information: 
    https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/media-releases/2023/12/22/02/32/twelve-apostles-summer-traffic-and-visitor-changes  

  • Portarlington Pier

    Portarlington Harbour Breakwater Works

    Please be advised that contractors will be carrying out maintenance works to the outer northern Portarlington Harbour Breakwater.


    Parks Victoria will endeavour to limit disruption to public access to the pier and breakwater during these works. 

    There may be increased traffic on Portarlington Pier and some temporary access restrictions may be put in place including along the entire outer northern Portarlington harbour breakwater during plant and material movements.

    Please follow all advisory signage on site and any communications given via Parks Victoria staff or the works contractor.


    Portarlington Breakwater - Northern arm partially closed

    • A 200-metre section of the Portarlington breakwater's outer northern arm has become unstable and has been closed for public safety while repairs are planned.
    • The remainder of the breakwater (280-metres) and Portarlington Pier are open and safe.  
    • Visitor safety is a top priority, and we ask people not to venture beyond the fenced area while the closure is in place.  
    • Read the Community e-newsletter here (November 2023)

  • River Murray Reserve

    Wallpolla Island Closed

    Wallpolla Island is closed due to riverine flood damage affecting both access and visitor safety.

    Richardson's Bend - Area Closed due to flood damage

    Richardson's Bend is currently closed - Due to severe flooding Richardson's Bend Murray River Reserve sustained substantial damage to the track network.  This area will remain closed until repairs can be undertaken and access tracks reinstated.

    Gunbower National Park and Murray River Reserve flood impacted areas

    Recent flooding is impacting on access to several sites within Gunbower National Park and the Murray River Reserve. Some roads and visitor sites are temporarily closed until floodwaters recede and sites can be assessed as safe. Tree-fall may be an ongoing issue with wet soils and strong winds.

    Flooding has resulted in poor road conditions in the area and 4WD access is recommended.
    A detour is in place at McClure Bend due to standing flood water. Access tracks across the State Forest may also be closed due to flood water. For safety reasons, do not drive through flood waters or past road closures.
     
    River track is impacted between McClure Bend and Milverton Bend, resulting in access to the following bends being closed:
    McClure Bend
    Peter Creek
    Wee Wee Rup
    Thompsons Track
    Five Sleeper
    Wire Fence
    Whistler
    Iron Punt
    Black Swamp
    Barham Mill Bend
    Nugent Bend
    Morton Bend

    Murray River Adventure Trail

    Stage One of the long-distance nature-based Murray River Adventure Trail will encompass a series of new and upgraded trails and other facilities from Barmah National Park (near Picnic Point) to Koondrook. The trail will pass through Lower Goulburn National Park, Gunbower National Park, Murray River Reserve and Echuca. Find out more about the project.

  • RJ Hamer Arboretum

    Valley Picnic Ground Closed

    • Valley Picnic Ground is closed, the site will eventually be improved after it was damaged in the June 2021 Storm event ; visitors can use Boundary Road to access the park however no vehicle access to the picnic ground carpark is permitted. Please use Eagle Nest or Kalorama Park Picnic Ground as an alternative.

    R.J. Hamer Arboretum Visitor Guide & Map

    Please find attached the current R.J. Hamer Arboretum Visitor Guide & park map:

    Attachments: Park-note-RJ-Hamer-Arboretum (222KB)

  • Sandringham Jetty and Breakwater

    Hampton Pier - Closed for Rebuilding

    • Hampton Pier is closed due to becoming unsafe, and is being rebuilt with investment from the Victorian Government.
    • The old pier is being removed in late 2023. 
    • Once planning, approvals and procurement for the new pier are complete, construction on the new pier will commence. 
    • Information about this project is available here.

  • Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve

    Sections of Sassafras Creek Walking Track are closed

    Two sections of the walking track between Sassafras shops and Butterfield Reserve in Emerald are closed, these sections are: 
    1. Perrins Creek Road and Lyrebird Falls receptions, this section has a bridge that was destroyed by a fallen tree in 2019,  we are close to sourcing sufficient funding to replace this bridge, hopefully to be completed by June 2024

    2. Baynes Park Road in Monbulk through to Priors Road, we are in the process of engaging a contractor to replace a bridge that was destroyed by a fallen tree by June 2024.

    Sections Of Sassafras Creek Walking Track are Closed

    Two sections of the walking track between Sassafras shops and Butterfield Reserve in Emerald are closed, these sections are: 
    1. Perrins Creek Road and Lyrebird Falls receptions, this section has a bridge that was destroyed by a fallen tree in 2019,  we are close to sourcing sufficient funding to replace this bridge, hopefully to be completed by June 2024

    2. Baynes Park Road in Monbulk through to Priors Road, we are in the process of engaging a contractor to replace a bridge that was destroyed by a fallen tree by June 2024.

  • Silvan Reservoir Park

    Silvan Reservoir Park upgrade Works

    The Victorian Government is upgrading Silvan Reservoir Park as part of the $21 million Urban Parks Active Wellbeing program.
     
    Works commenced in October 2023, to upgrade the failing septic system and construct new toilet facilities and demolish the old toilet facilities.
     
    Further improvements to park amenities include the installation of two picnic benches, refurbishing the existing BBQ hotplates and resurfacing of more than 400 square metres of asphalt paths. To complement this, Parks Victoria are undertaking ‘open, safe & clean landscaping works to address the overgrown vegetation and high-risk trees.

    The park is expected to be reopen to visitors in early 2024, once the new septic system has been commissioned.

    Attachments: Silvan 2023 Update for PDF (3,298KB)

  • Snowy River Heritage River

    White Box Day visitor area near McKillops Bride in the Snowy River NP

    White Box day visitor area is in need of maintenance and the site has been closed for public safety

  • Snowy River National Park

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Partial park closures will be in place during aerial shooting operations targeting deer in the following parks:
     
    Snowy River NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Croajingolong NP
    18-22 March 2024
    25-29 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Cape Conran CP
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
    29 April – 3 May 2024
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
    11-15 November 2024
     
    Mt Buffalo National Park
    18-22 November 2024
     
    Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing immediately prior to arrival for up to date information and maps.
     
    For more information about the program please visit this link..

    White Box Day visitor area near McKillops Bride in the Snowy River NP

    White Box day visitor area is in need of maintenance and the site has been closed for public safety

    Snowy River National Park - Track Conditions and Temporary Closures

    Parts of the four wheel drive track network within the Snowy River National Park are closed due to very poor track condition.  Tracks affected by this closure are Bowen Track (from Warm Corners Track to Bowen Link Track), Warbisco Track and Bowen Link Track.
     
    The Mt. Joan Staircase on the Deddick Trail is also in poor condition and in order to avoid further deterioration, park visitors are asked to only travel the Deddick Trail in a northerly direction from Rich Knob Track to Bowen Track.

    Attachments: Information - SRNP Temporary Track Closures 20231026_26102023053223828 2 (417KB)

    Deddick Trail, Snowy River National Park - Blocked by large fallen tree at Rodger River

    The Deddick Trail, in Snowy River National Park, is blocked by a large fallen tree at the ford crossing over the Rodger River.  There is no vehicle access around the tree.

    It should be possible to navigate around this blockage by utilising Waratah Flat Rd and Rich Knob Track.

    Attachments: Deddick Trail - Large Tree Over Rodger River Crossing (981KB)

  • St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

    St Kilda Pier Redevelopment - closures and disruptions apply

    The St Kilda Pier redevelopment is a significant project, so disruptions, noise and closures are expected. 

    Current closed areas:
    Penguin viewing area 
    St Kilda Breakwater
    St Kilda Pier Kiosk

    Access changes
    Access to the public berths at the end of the pier are inaccessible from land other than via the temporary Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron gated pontoon access.

    To keep up to date with the latest project information and impacts please sign up to the project mailing list via parks.vic.gov.au/projects/melbourne-region/st-kilda-pier-redevelopment


  • St Leonards Jetty and Breakwater

    No access beneath St Leonards Pier - danger from concrete deterioration

    In the interest of public safety Parks Victoria recommends that divers, snorkelers and swimmers do not go beneath the concrete pier and its piles. This is due to observed deterioration of concrete on the underside of the deck of St Leonards Pier. This deterioration can result in possible concrete spalling and falling into the water.


    Signage is be displayed on site to notify members of the public of this hazard. Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the condition of the pier and advise stakeholders of any further change in condition.

  • State Coal Mine Historic & Cultural Features Res.

    Underground Tours Suspended

    Due to ongoing maintenance works, underground tours will be suspended to the public until further notice. The aboveground attractions including the Visitor’s Centre, Coal Mine Café, museum and heritage trail remain open daily for self-guiding, with free entry.
    You can find out more information regarding the reinstatement of underground tours at the State Coal Mine below.


  • Tarra-Bulga National Park

    Lyrebird Ridge Track Lookout CLOSED until further notice due to storm damage

    Lyrebird Ridge Track Lookout CLOSED until further notice due to storm damage. 

    Bulga Park Picnic Area Toilets CLOSED until further notice

    The toilets at the Bulga Park Picnic Area are CLOSED until further notice. Please utilise the public toilets at the Visitor Centre or Tarra Valley car parks. 

    Cherry Tree Track CLOSED due to trees down

    Cherry Tree Track in Tarra-Bulga National Park is CLOSED for public safety until further notice, due to storm damaged trees over the track

    Bulga Park Picnic Area Road CLOSED to vehicles

    Bulga Park Picnic Area Road in Tarra-Bulga National Park is CLOSED to vehicles until further notice. The road was assessed by an engineer and deemed unsafe for vehicle traffic.

  • The Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve

    The Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve - Hazardous Tree Risk Reserve Closure

    Due to the recent storm damage the Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve will be closed until appropriate tree risk assessments and treatment works are undertaken.

    The Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve - Hazardous Tree Reserve Closure

    Due to recent storm damage the Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve will be closed until appropriate tree hazard assessments and treatment works are undertaken.

    The initial reserve closure will be from Thursday 15th February 2024 to Monday 4th March 2024 (both dates inclusive)

  • The Lakes National Park

    Little Rotamah Track closed until further notice

    Little Rotamah Track including all boardwalks and bridges is closed from 29 August 2023 until further notice due to safety.

    Attachments: Closure Map-Little Rotamah Track - The Lakes National Park (827KB)

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • The Waters of Western Port Bay

    Warneet South Jetty Closed

    As part of a recent independent engineering assessment, Warneet South Jetty has been deemed unsafe for public use. Following this, for public safety, we are required to close the entire pier. We know how important the jetty is for the community, but we must put community safety first. We know locals love Warneet’s jetties and the opportunities they offer to enjoy time in the great outdoors. We’ll continue working with Better Boating Victoria on detailed designs for the future of the jetty as part of work on the Warneet Boating Precinct Plan.

    Flinders Pier - partial closure

    A 180 meter timber section of Flinders Pier (Jetty) is closed due to deterioration. The full length of the pier can still be accessed via the duplicated concrete section which is alongside the closed timber section.
    Parks Victoria is planning to deliver repair and safety works with Victorian Government funding, and more information on the project is available here.

  • Tooloy-Lake Mundi Wildlife Reserve (hunting)

    Night park closures for deer control operations

    Parts of Dergholm State Park, Tooley Lake Mundi Wildlife Reserve and Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve will be closed to visitors at night for the safe delivery of invasive species shooting programs between Sunday 25th of February through to Friday 1st March 2024.  Bailey Rocks campground will remain open during this time.  For further information please email westregiondcp@parks.vic.gov.au

  • Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

    Tower Hill Reserve - part of Lake Edge Track Closed for Works

    A section of Lake Edge Track, near the Lava Tongue Track, is closed for track maintenance works. No access is permitted at this time Please plan your walks accordingly. 
    Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience 

    Tower Hill Reserve - Improvement Works - Visitor Centre and Toilets Closed - Temporary Toilets Available

    The Visitor Centre and toilet building in Tower Hill Reserve are currently closed for renovations. 

    Temporary public toilets are available near the picnic ground. Access to the temporary toilets requires navigating several stairs to a portable building. 

    The closest accessible and ambulant toilets are: 
    • Koroit township - 174 Commercial Road, Koroit, 15 minutes drive north
    • Killarney Recreation Reserve - Mahoneys Road, Killarney, 15 miunutes drive west
                  

  • Turpins Falls Scenic Reserve

    Turpins Falls closed

    Recent flooding events and an increase in visitation have deteriorated the steps down to the Falls.
     
    Following a risk assessment, the entire visitor site has been closed to protect public safety.
     
    Further independent engineering assessment will be undertaken to determine work required to improve track safety at the site.
     
    Signage and fencing are in place to prevent people accessing the car park, track and Falls. Parks Victoria inspects the condition of signage and fencing regularly.
     
    “We ask all visitors to respect the closure of this popular visitor site for their own safety.”

  • Wabba Wilderness Park

    Planned closure - Wabba Wilderness Park

    This park will be closed from 26 February – 1 March 2024 while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.

    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Wabba Wilderness aerial operations information (376KB)

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Warneet South Jetty

    Warneet South Jetty Closed

    As part of a recent independent engineering assessment, Warneet South Jetty has been deemed unsafe for public use. Following this, for public safety, we are required to close the entire pier. We know how important the jetty is for the community, but we must put community safety first. We know locals love Warneet’s jetties and the opportunities they offer to enjoy time in the great outdoors. We’ll continue working with Better Boating Victoria on detailed designs for the future of the jetty as part of work on the Warneet Boating Precinct Plan.

  • Warramate Hills Nature Conservation Area

    Deer Control in the Warramate Nature Conservation Reserve

    Parks Victoria will be undertaking deer control in the Warramate Nature Conservation Reserve. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between November 1st 2023 and June 30th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, the reserve will be inaccessible during these nights. When control is taking place, signage will be posted at all main access gates. For your safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter the reserve.
    For further information please call 131963

  • Wattle Park

    Wattle Park heritage tram closures

    Access to the heritage trams at Wattle Park is currently closed, following damage caused by vandalism. 

    Parks Victoria is currently assessing options to restore the trams. During this time, you will still be able to access the Wattle Park picnic area and playscape, however access to the trams and surrounding areas will be closed to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. 

    For more information about the tram restoration works visit the project page, or contact the team at engage@parks.vic.gov.au.

  • Werribee Park

    Werribee Regional Park - No vehicle access & pedestrian bridge closed

    Due to past flooding, structural damage has caused a full closure of the pedestrian bridge over the Werribee River.
    No pedestrian access to Werribee Park from Werribee Regional Park in both directions. 

    Werribee Mansion and Victoria State Rose Garden remain open. Access via Gate 2, off K Road, Werribee South. 

  • Werribee Regional Park

    Werribee Regional Park - No vehicle access & pedestrian bridge closed

    Due to past flooding, structural damage has caused a full closure of the pedestrian bridge over the Werribee River.
    No pedestrian access to Werribee Park from Werribee Regional Park in both directions. 

    Werribee Mansion and Victoria State Rose Garden remain open. Access via Gate 2, off K Road, Werribee South. 

  • Westgate Park

    Westgate Park Toilets are closed

    Westgate Park toilet block is closed until further notice.

  • Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve

    Night park closures for deer control operations

    Parts of Dergholm State Park, Tooley Lake Mundi Wildlife Reserve and Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve will be closed to visitors at night for the safe delivery of invasive species shooting programs between Sunday 25th of February through to Friday 1st March 2024.  Bailey Rocks campground will remain open during this time.  For further information please email westregiondcp@parks.vic.gov.au

  • William Ricketts Sanctuary

    William Ricketts Sanctuary - Temporary Closure

    Parks Victoria has fully re-opened 14 of the 17 parks impacted by a severe cyclogenesis storm event in the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges on June 9, 2021.  The storm resulted in fallen trees and branches, blocked access to roads and tracks and damage to numerous assets.
     
    William Ricketts Sanctuary was extensively damaged, with many sculptures, buildings, pathways and handrails destroyed by numerous large fallen trees. Our highest priority is public and staff safety, and this site remains too dangerous to enter.
     
    We are continuing to work on a plan to reopen William Ricketts Sanctuary, but it is going to take longer than other sites due to the sheer scale of the damage and the artistic and cultural importance of the sculptures.
     
    Storm recovery works have commenced at William Ricketts Sanctuary. Initial perimeter fuel break clearing, fallen timber and hazardous tree removal works have occurred within the Sanctuary’s 13-hectare bushland block, the 2-hectare sculpture gallery and public car park. Further fallen timber, debris and boundary fencing repairs will commence shortly.
     
    At this stage, there is no specific date when the Sanctuary will re-open, but it is not expected to be before 2024.
     
    We are grateful to the local community, our stakeholders and visitors for their patience and continued priority to keep safe by staying outside of this closed area.
     
    Please continue to refer to the Parks Victoria website for up-to-date information relating to closures and change of conditions.

    Attachments: WRS June 2021 Storm Damage Images (4,291KB)

  • Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash

    Boyd Pier and Commissioner's Jetty Closure

    Boyd Pier and Commissioner's Jetty have been closed, and all berthing is prohibited.

    Additionally, there is no public access permitted on the wharves, and access in the waters between the heads of the two piers is prohibited.

    There is no expected date for re-opening of the areas. If you require further information, please contact Seaworks.

    Attachments: Map_final (189KB)

  • Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park

    Change to Tidal River General Store opening hours

    Tidal River General Store opening hours from 29 January to 1 April 2024:


    Monday - Thursday9.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Friday: 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
    Saturday:  Coffee window (only) from 7.30 am, Store open 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
    Sunday: Coffee window (only) from 7.30 am, Store open 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

  • Wilsons Promontory Marine Park

    Aerial Deer Control Program 4-8 March 2024

    Parks Victoria will be conducting an aerial deer control operation at Wilsons Promontory National Park 4th-8th March 2024.  

    From 5pm Monday 4th to 8am Friday 8th March, there will be no access to the following areas while the operation occurs:  
    • Shallow Inlet Walk
    • Boundary Track
    • Big Drift
    • Stockyard
    • Yanakie Cemetery 
    • Cotters Road, Cotters Lake and Cotters Beach
    • 5 Mile Road and carpark
    • Vereker Outlook
    • Millers Landing 
    • Northern Overnight Hike 


    Signage and/or staff will be in place to inform visitors of closed areas. During the operation, visitors may hear gunshots and see a helicopter flying at low levels. Safety is of paramount importance and Parks Victoria will have an Operations Controller on-site to ensure visitor safety. 

    Change to Tidal River General Store opening hours

    Tidal River General Store opening hours from 29 January to 1 April 2024:


    Monday - Thursday9.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Friday: 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
    Saturday:  Coffee window (only) from 7.30 am, Store open 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
    Sunday: Coffee window (only) from 7.30 am, Store open 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

  • Wilsons Promontory National Park

    The Sealers Cove Walking Track is currently closed

    The Sealers Cove Walking Track is currently closed due to storm and flood damage.

    Funding has been secured to rebuild the two kilometres boardwalk, with a start/finish timeline for the project to be established shortly.

    Until then, access to Sealers Cove is only achievable via Refuge Cove, which is a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

    Stockyard Toilet Block Closed

    The Stockyard Toilet Block is closed until further notice. 

    Aerial Deer Control Program 4-8 March 2024

    Parks Victoria will be conducting an aerial deer control operation at Wilsons Promontory National Park 4th-8th March 2024.  

    From 5pm Monday 4th to 8am Friday 8th March, there will be no access to the following areas while the operation occurs:  
    • Shallow Inlet Walk
    • Boundary Track
    • Big Drift
    • Stockyard
    • Yanakie Cemetery 
    • Cotters Road, Cotters Lake and Cotters Beach
    • 5 Mile Road and carpark
    • Vereker Outlook
    • Millers Landing 
    • Northern Overnight Hike 


    Signage and/or staff will be in place to inform visitors of closed areas. During the operation, visitors may hear gunshots and see a helicopter flying at low levels. Safety is of paramount importance and Parks Victoria will have an Operations Controller on-site to ensure visitor safety. 

    Change to Tidal River General Store opening hours

    Tidal River General Store opening hours from 29 January to 1 April 2024:


    Monday - Thursday9.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Friday: 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
    Saturday:  Coffee window (only) from 7.30 am, Store open 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
    Sunday: Coffee window (only) from 7.30 am, Store open 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

    Tidal River water supply this summer 2023/24

    This summer of 2023/24, the water storage (in tanks) at Tidal River is reduced compared with previous years. It means that while Parks Victoria repair the water storage, the system overall has less capacity.
     
    To help the system cope this summer, Parks Victoria is asking all visitors to help save water and reduce their water use during their stay.
     
    You can help by:
    •            Filling up your caravan water tanks before arrival.
    •            Taking shorter showers – 4 minutes or Iess.
    •            Turning off taps when brushing teeth.
    •            Using less water to wash dishes – use a tub.
    •            Taking your laundry home for shorter stays.
    •            Using a caravan dump point outside of the Prom for caravan waste.
    •            Reporting leaks and running toilets to the Visitor Centre.
     
     
    Did you know?
     
    Tidal River Campground is ‘off-grid’. This means that all water and electricity come from inside the Prom. For water, the supply starts with water being drawn from the Tidal River catchment. It is then treated to a drinking water standard, stored in a series of tanks, and distributed around the campground for visitors to enjoy.
     
    Thanks for your cooperation. 

    Attachments: FinaI TidaI River Fact Sheet Water SuppIy (301KB)

  • Wimmera River Heritage River

    Park Closure

    Due to park conservation programs parts of the Wyperfeld National Park, including Casuarina, Snowdrift and Remote campgrounds will be closed from sunset Tuesday 12 March to sunrise Wednesday 13 March 2024. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points into the closed sections of the park. 

    Safety Alert - Feral Bee Activity

    Safety Alert - Please be advised that due to the dry conditions we are experiencing an increased number of bee sightings and swarms gathering around water sources.  Be aware that there may be bees in the camping area and day use areas around the toilet blocks and water tanks.  The bees are feral bees such as the European Honey Bees and are therefore not native Australian bees.

  • Wright Forest Bushland Area

    Storm Emergency - Wright Forest Bushland Reserve

    Due to unsafe conditions, the park has been closed for visitor safety until further notice.

  • Wyperfeld National Park

    Park Closure

    Due to park conservation programs parts of the Wyperfeld National Park, including Casuarina, Snowdrift and Remote campgrounds will be closed from sunset Tuesday 12 March to sunrise Wednesday 13 March 2024. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points into the closed sections of the park. 

    Safety Alert - Feral Bee Activity

    Safety Alert - Please be advised that due to the dry conditions we are experiencing an increased number of bee sightings and swarms gathering around water sources.  Be aware that there may be bees in the camping area and day use areas around the toilet blocks and water tanks.  The bees are feral bees such as the European Honey Bees and are therefore not native Australian bees.

  • Yarra Bend Park

    Lower Loop Picnic Area - Toilets and barbecues out of order

    The Lower Loop Picnic Area barbecues are out of order and the adjacent toilet block at Corben Oval is closed. This is due to an electrical supply problem that is expected to be reconnected by mid 2024.

    The nearest toilets and barbecues are opposite at the Studley Park Picnic Area, accessed by foot across Kanes Bridge. There are other facilities at Westfield Picnic Area to the north on Yarra Bend Rd.

    Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience.

    Dickinson Reserve Playground Closed

    The playground at Dickinson Reserve is closed due to safety concerns. The basket swing is still open for use.

    The nearest playground with climbing structures, slides and swings is at Andrews Reserve, accessed from the Yarra Boulevard. Andrews Reserve is approximately 1 km from Dickinson Reserve.

    Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience caused.

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Little Peninsula Bridge Closed

    Little Peninsula Bridge closed due to storm damage. 

    Big Peninsula Stepping Stones Closed

    Big Peninsula Stepping Stones closed due to flood damage. 

    Phantom Falls walk closure

    The walking track to Phantom Falls is currently closed due to extensive storm damage. The second bridge and viewing platform are damaged and deemed unsafe. The track is overgrown and has numerous fallen tree obstructions.

    Access beyond the first bridge, overlooking the Taggerty River is not permitted.

    Access to the carpark, picnic area and first bridge is still permitted. 


    Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area - Toilet Closure

    Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area toilets are permanently closed and will be removed in their entirety at a later date.
    The nearest toilets are at Fernshaw Picnic ground.

    O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd Trestle Bridge Closed

    The Dee Road Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safety
    Subsequently, the O'Shannassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Road Picnic Ground.  We recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Road Picnic Ground in Millgrove and the eastern section from the Yuonga Road Picnic Ground in Warburton. Please plan your visit accordingly.  

    Works to provide continued access to the trail are being investigated.

    The lower section of Cumberland walking track at Cambarville is closed until further notice (Cora Lynn falls remains open)

    - The lower section of the Cumberland walking track is closed until further notice, however Cora Lynn falls remains open.
    - The upper section of Cumberland track including the Elephant Tree and the Big Tree are still open.

    Attachments: Cambarville_A4_0412 (1,190KB)

    Badger Weir - Impending Walking Track Closures (Update)

    This is a notice to inform of an impending walking track closure at Badger Weir.  The closure is currently planned to take place early February (updated date), however this date may need to be changed depending on on-site conditions.

    The closure is due to critical works required at Badger Weir by Melbourne Water for maintenance to the drinking water assets.  Works cannot begin until the Coranderrk Creek water flow reduces.  Two weeks notice will be posted on this website when the confirmed date of works is set.

    The following tracks will be closed for approximately one week during works:
    - Coranderrk Track (the vehicle track [labelled as Badger Weir Rd] from the picnic area to Rd 48 [Aqueduct Track])
    - Rd 48 (Aqueduct Track)
    - Slip Creek Track
    - Eastern 200m section of Lyrebird track, from the timber pedestrian bridge to Rd 48 (Aqueduct Track)

    The Badger Weir Picnic Area and most of Lyrebird Walking Track will remain open throughout the works program.

    Park Open Hours – Badger Weir and Donnellys Weir

    Park Open Hours
    Maroondah Reservoir Park
    Badger Weir
    Donnellys Weir
     
    8am to 8pm – Early October to Early April (Start of Daylight Savings Time to End of Daylight Savings Time)
    8am to 6pm – Early April (End of Daylight Savings Time) to end of April
    8am to 5pm – May to August
    8am to 6pm – September to Early October (Start of Daylight Savings Time)
     
    These parks and visitor sites are protected for water security purposes by automatic gates.  The gates close at the above posted times, but they do allow for visitors to leave the park for 30 minutes after these times.  From 30 minutes after the posted closing time however the after hours exit turns off and exit from the park is no longer possible.  We are obliged to do this to help strengthen water resource security. 
     
    If a visitor mistakenly gets caught behind the automatic gates after the park closing time, upon exit please drive to within two metres of the gate to activate the late exit trigger.  If the gate does not open as the vehicle is leaving too late, please call Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 to ask them to assist.  A late exit fee may apply.

  • Yarra River

    Little Peninsula Bridge Closed

    Little Peninsula Bridge closed due to storm damage. 

    Big Peninsula Stepping Stones Closed

    Big Peninsula Stepping Stones closed due to flood damage. 

    Shallow Waters - River Channel Downstream of Charles Grimes Bridge

    The channel immediately downstream of Charles Grimes Bridge in the vicinity of Yarra's Edge Marina has reduced water depth as a result of sediment build up. Minimum depth at low tide may be less than 2m. Large vessels should navigate the area with caution.

    Notice to River Users 21 February 2024

    As Waterway Manager under the Marine Safety Act 2010 Parks Victoria wishes to advise these waterway closures and activities (PDF) on the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and Victoria Harbour.

    Attachments: NTRU February 21 (1,386KB)

  • Yarra Valley Parkland (addition)

    Birrarung Park Playground Closed

    Due to significant age and ongoing safety concerns, the playground at Birrarung Park will be removed and the area returned to grassed parkland.

    The nearest playground is located at Banksia Park, Bulleen

  • Yarra Valley Parklands

    Yarra Flats Toilets Closed

    Toilets closed due to safety concerns.

    Birrarung Park Playground Closed

    Due to significant age and ongoing safety concerns, the playground at Birrarung Park will be removed and the area returned to grassed parkland.

    The nearest playground is located at Banksia Park, Bulleen

  • Yarra Valley Parklands (COM)

    Birrarung Park Playground Closed

    Due to significant age and ongoing safety concerns, the playground at Birrarung Park will be removed and the area returned to grassed parkland.

    The nearest playground is located at Banksia Park, Bulleen

  • You Yangs Regional Park

    Big Rock Road partial closure

    Big Rock Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from the intersection with Great Circle Drive until further notice. Big Rock Picnic Ground can still be reached via the Big Rock Walking Track which commences from the Park Office carpark.

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