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

    Youngs Creek Track Closed Great Otway National Park

    Following recent rainfall and current conditions, Youngs Creek track within the Great Otway National Park is currently closed.

    Safety for our visitors and protection of the environment has led to this decision. The nearby Triplet Falls and Aire Crossing visitor sites remain open along with the tracks leading to them. 

  • Albert Park

    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 Lake

    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

  • Alpine National Park

    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). 

    Attachments: Flood damaged track section currently closed to all vehicles Davies Plain south (189KB)

    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.

    Wobonga Track Closure

    Wobonga Track is CLOSED due to upgrade works being completed. This closure will be in effect until the 30th of April. 

    - Alternative access to King Basin Track is via Basin Track and Long Spur Track. 

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Alpine National Park

    Parts of the Alpine National Park will be closed while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken (See attached map for details).
     
    The closures will apply during the following dates:
     
    29 April – 2 May 2024 (Bogong High Plains)
    29 April – 3 May 2024 (Feathertop and Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains)
     
    The following tracks and visitor areas will be open during the operation:
     
    OPEN – MT FEATHERTOP AREA
    ·     Bungalow Spur
    ·     The Razorback
    ·     Diamantina Spur
    ·     Mt Feathertop
    ·     Federation Hut
    ·     West Kiewa Logging Road
    ·     Blairs Hut
     
    OPEN – MT HOTHAM/DINNER PLAIN AREA
    ·     Great Alpine Road
    ·     Dargo High Plains Road
    ·     Dinner Plain Track
    ·     Blue Rag Range Track
    ·     Machinery Spur
    ·     Swindlers Spur
    ·     Dibbins Hut
    ·     Brabralung Trail
    ·     Carmichael Falls
    ·     Dead Timber Hill Walking Track
    ·     Room with a View Walking Track
     
    OPEN – BOGONG HIGH PLAINS AREA
    ·     Bogong High Plains Road
    ·     Pretty Valley Road
    ·     Wallace Hut
    ·     Pretty Valley Hut
    ·     Pretty Valley Camping Area
    ·     Mountain Creek Camping Area
    ·     Big River Camping Area
     
    For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link

    Attachments: Alpine National Park aerial operations information April_May 2024 (9,883KB)

    Moroka River Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED until further notice

    The Moroka River pedestrian bridge is closed until further notice due to being assessed as structurally unsound. 

    Access to Moroka Hut is via the Moroka Range Walking Track (4WD only). 

    Temporary closure of Bennies and surrounding tracks for Planned Burn

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the temporary closure of the following sites and tracks:

    - Bennies Camping Area
    - Bennies Day Visitor Area
    - Bennies Lane
    - Cherry Tree Track
    - Wild Horse Gap Track
    - Lake Cobbler Track
    - Stockyard Track
    - Burnt Top Track
    - Upper Rose River Track

    The sites and tracks listed above will be closed from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from Sunday 21 April 2024, subject to favourable weather. Check the status of the current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au. 

    Whites Track and Humffray River Track closed for fuel reduction burn

    Due to a Forest Fire Management fuel reduction burn in the State Forest adjacent to the Alpine National Park, Whites Track and Humffray River Track will be closed Monday 22nd April through to Friday 26th April 2024.

    Planned Burning - Scheduled for Ignition - Various North of Omeo

    DEECA FFMV have the following burns within the Alpine NP north of Omeo Valley, west of Benambra, scheduled for ignition this week:
     
    Upper Murray Land & Fire District
    Dartmouth – JP Gap Trk
    Glen Valley – One Mile Spur Trk
     
    Tambo Land & Fire District
    Omeo Valley – Nine Mile Creek 
    Forest Fire  Managment Victoria will install track closure signage at relevant intersections.
     
    One of the boundary tracks for the One Mile Spur Tk burn (8 Mile Loop Tk) is also a section of the Australian Alps Walking Track. Resources will be assigned to escort any walkers through this section of the AAWT during ignition and patrol.
    The following tracks will be closed during ignition and patrol over the next 6 days:
     
    8 Mile Loop Tk
    Four Mile Creek Tk (between Kellys Road and Wombat Creek Tk)
    One Mile Spur Tk
    Toms Link Tk
    JP Gap Tk
    Knocker Link Tk
     
    Note: Knocker Tk and Kellys Road will remain open, subject to speed restriction/traffic control where necessary

    Attachments: AAWT Planned Burn Area April 24 (210KB)

  • Anglesea Heath Park

    Planned Burn Operations Around Anglesea

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the following areas being affected from the time a burn is approved for ignition, until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burns are scheduled from 12th April 2024 and are subject to favourable weather.

    Please adhere to all closure and advice signs in the area as planned burn activity commences.

    Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Areas Affected:

    Duckponds Burn:
    Ironbark Spur
    Gentle Annie Track
    Dam Wall Track
    McKenzie Link Track
    Duckponds Track
    Loves Track
     
    Woodlands Burn:
    Woodlands Track
    Harrison North
    Motorbike Offload Area (Cecil)
    Informal Track west of Flaxbourne’s Road
     
    Cecil Burn:
    Cecil Track
    Motorbike offload area (Tanners/Gumflat)
     
    Red River Burn
    Yan Wirring Miir Loop
    Denhams Track
    Red River Track
    Bunjil Lookout

  • 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. 

  • Beechworth Historic Park

    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.

    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.

  • 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.



  • 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 trail and works are expected to start in mid-late 2024, subject to environmental and on-ground conditions.

  • Bunyip State Park

    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

    Attachments: BSP_KKRP map for brief (642KB)

    Bunyip State Park - Closure of Mortimer Nature Walk

    Mortimer Nature Walk was severely impacted by storm events during February 2024 and remains closed to walkers until tree risk and cleanup works have been undertaken. 

    Visitors are encouraged to explore other walks in the area such as Nicholls Hut Track to Four Brothers Rocks or walking tracks near Dyers Camping and Picnic Area.

    Attachments: Mortimer Nature Walk Closure March 2024 (908KB)

    Ferres Walking Track Closure

    Ferres Walking Track was severely impacted by storm events during February 2024 and remains closed to walkers until tree risk and cleanup works have been undertaken. 

    Visitors are encouraged to explore other walks in the area such as Nicholls Hut Track to Four Brothers Rocks or walking tracks near Dyers Camping and Picnic Area.

    Nash Creek Campground Upgrades

    Nash Creek Campground will be closed until September 2024 while upgrades to the camping facilities are undertaken.

    Parks Victoria will be increasing the number of camping sites to accommodate motorhomes and caravans, improving vehicle parking and entry road, treating hazardous trees to make the campground safer for visitors and will be formalising existing sites to protect environmental values. Other facilities such as picnic tables and firepits will also be installed.

    Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds within Bunyip State Park (such as Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area, Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground and Forest Road Camping Area) and Scout Loop Camping Area in nearby Kurth Kiln Regional Park.   
     
    For further information please contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre at info@parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963.

    Areas of Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park closed for deer shooting operations

    Areas of Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park will be closed from dusk (4:00pm), until dawn (7.00am) on the following nights  April 29th and 30th,  May 1st, 2nd, 20th,  21st, 22nd and the 23rd .
     
    These closures are for ground shooting operations controlling introduced deer species. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the control zones during the control operation.
     
    During the hours of 7:00 to 18:00 on the 11th, 12th and 13th of June areas of Bunyip State park will be closed to the public. These closures are for aerial shooting operations controlling introduced deer species. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the control zones during the control operation.
     
    All camping grounds/visitor areas will be closed when the control activities are underway. 
    Areas closed include:
    Nash Creek Camping Ground
    Freemans Mill Camping Area
    Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground
    Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area
    Lawson Falls Picnic Ground 
    Forest Road Unloading Area
    Cannibal Creek Horse Unloading Area
    Helmet Track Unloading Area
     
    Parks Victoria is responsible for conservation management to restore and protect park habitat, including the control of introduced plant and animal species.
     
    This program will:
     • Reduce habitat structure damage and minimise browsing impacts on habitat regeneration
    • Focus on movement corridors that aim to reduce the impact of deer grazing on surrounding private land
     
    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: BSP_KKRP map for brief (642KB)

  • Burrowa - Pine Mountain National Park

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park and Mount Mitta Mitta (Mittamatite) Regional Park

    Parts of these Parks will be closed from 29 April – 3 May 2024 while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken. See attached map for details.
     
    Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing prior to arrival for up to date information and maps.
     
    For more information about the program please visit this link.

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

  • Cape Conran Coastal Park

    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)

    Campsites in Loop A + B - closed to bookings May 2024

    Bluff Campground campsites in Loop A + B will be closed to bookings across May 2024, whilst essential tree works and maintenance are undertaken.

    Campsites in Loop E + F closed to bookings June 2024

    Banksia Bluff Campground campsites in Loop E + F will be closed to bookings across June 2024, whilst essential tree works and maintenance are undertaken.

    CAPE CONRAN COASTAL PARK ROOFED ACCOMMODATION

    Parks Victoria is replacing and upgrading the lost accommodation to create enhanced accommodation options for visitors of diverse backgrounds and abilities at the park. For updates please visit the Project status page.


  • Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

    Closure of Limeburners Track (between Walkerville South and North).

    Limeburners Walk which goes between Walkerville North and Walkerville South is closed.  Two sections of the trail have been impacted by landslips making the trail impassable.

    Access between Walkerville North and South is still available on the beach, however access will be restricted at high tide.

  • 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. 

    Planned burn - Glenluce - Irishtown Track

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park which will result in parts of the park near Irishtown Track being closed from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 21 April to 30 April and is subject to favourable weather. 

    Please see attached neighbour letter for more information, including maps.
     
    Burn name:                     LM-MGF-CAS-0625 Glenluce - Irishtown Tk
    Size:                                  399.22 hectares  
    Location:                          2.2km North of Glenluce
    Scheduled date:              Sunday 21 April - Tuesday 30 April 2024  (weather conditions permitting)
     
     
    For more information

    Attachments: LM-MGF-CAS-0625 Glenluce - Irishtown Tk Neighbour Letter 18-04-24 (388KB)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Creswick Regional Park

    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)

    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)

  • Croajingolong National Park

    Closure of the Goanna bay Jetty

    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. 
     

    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
     
     

    Aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Partial park closures will be in place during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    18-22 March 2024
    25-27 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    See attached map for details.
     
    For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.

    Attachments: Croajingolong NP aerial operations information (523KB)

    Aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Cape Howe

    Partial park closures will be in place during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    18-22 March 2024
    25-27 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    See attached map for details.
     
    For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.

    Attachments: Cape Howe aerial operations information (632KB)

    Mueller Inlet Campground Flooded

    The mouth of Mueller River is currently closed, recent rains in the catchment have caused flooding at Mueller Campground. Campsites 4 - 8 at Mueller Inlet campground are now flooded. Campsites 1 - 3 and the carpark are currently unaffected. 

  • 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

    Olinda Falls Toilet Closed

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

    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.

    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.

    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)

    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

    Attachments: Neighbour_Notification_Map_DRNP_2324 (2,529KB)

    Bleakley Track closure for upgrade works

    As part of the ngurrak barring | RidgeWalk project, Bleakley track that connects Grants Picnic ground to Belgrave will be closed for public safety. These maintenance works will take up to four weeks to complete . 
    These trail upgrades are a joint initiative between Yarra Ranges Council and Parks Victoria aimed at improving walking connections between townships and communities. Please see map of any closures below during this time.


    Attachments: Bleakley track works update (92KB)

    Track 13 - Silvan Storm Recovery Works Notification

    FFMVic Storm recovery works will take place in the Dandenong Ranges National Park near Silvan.

     
    Date: April to May 2024
    Duration: Works will take place from April and are expected to be completed by 30 May 2024, weather and forest conditions permitting
    Location: Track 13, near Silvan Reservoir Park, Silvan (see map)

    Impact:
    Mountain bike and walking tracks in the area will be closed while the works are underway.
    For your safety, please follow track closures or detours. 
    Tracks closed include:
    • Bakers Dozen Loop Track
    • Downhill Track
    • Link Track
    • Magpie Loop Track
    • Pipeline Track
    • Track 11
    • Track 12
    • Track 24
    Why
    FFMVic is continuing to remove fallen debris along key fire access roads and fuel breaks to make the Dandenong Ranges National Park safer for everyone. It’s important to undertake maintenance of the strategic fuel break network to reduce the rate of spread of bushfires and provide vital protection for communities.

    This block sits within a Bushfire Moderation Zone, which aims to reduce the intensity, rate of spread, and ember loads from significant bushfires.

    The protection of environmental, biodiversity and cultural values during all recovery and bushfire risk reduction works are a high priority. 

    For more information about bushfire risk reduction activities visit the FFMVic website or call 136 186.
     

    Attachments: FFMVic Track Closure Map (554KB)

  • Dandenong Valley Parklands

    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.

    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 Closed

    Jells Park Lake is closed due to poor water quality. Please do not fish, touch the water or let your dog near the lake until further notice.

    Jells Park Cafe

    The lease for the Jells Park Visitor Café at Jells Park ended in late February 2024. In line with the Leasing Policy for Victorian Crown Land 2023, an EOI process ran during 2023 seeking suitably qualified operators to provide a food and beverage offer at the café.
     
    A suitable new operator has now signed the lease and the café will be closed to the public while they set up. A coffee cart is now operational on site - so visitors can continue to enjoy coffee, juices and cakes in the interim.
     
    Any further updates on the café will be maintained on this page.

  • Dergholm State Park

    Dergholm State Park - Granite Track Closure, between Rocky Creek road and Patrick street

    Granite track is currently closed for visitor safety. 
    The track has suffered from a land slip and rockfall making it unsafe for visitors.  

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Fairy Dell Flora Reserve

    Fairy Dell Day Visitor Area - Entry Track Maintenance

    Fairy Dell Flora Reserve will be closed between 22/04/24 and 03/05/24. Parks Victoria Staff and Contractors will be undertaking road and track maintenance on the entry road including replacing a culvert.

    Fairy Dell will be closed to the public for the duration of works.

  • 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.

  • Frankston Pier

    Frankston Pier Maintenance works closure

    Frankston Pier is scheduled be closed to the public between 16 - 26 April 2024.
     
    A section of timber piles is being replaced as part of essential maintenance on the pier.
     
    The pier may be opened during the weekend, alternatively please visit nearby Seaford Pier during this period.
     
    Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience caused by the short closure of this pier.
     
    Notice issued: 15 April 2024

  • Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve

    Planned burn - Fryers Ridge NCR - Salt Water Track

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in the Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve which will result in parts of the park near Salt Water Track being closed from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from Tuesday 23 April to Thursday 2 May and is subject to favourable weather. 

    Please see attached neighbour letter for more information, including maps.
     
    Burn name:               LM-MGF-CAS-0629 Muckleford - Salt Water Track Bells Lane, Size: 134.64ha, Location: 2.2km SW of Taradale 
    Scheduled Date:      Tuesday 23 April - Thursday 2 May  (weather conditions permitting)
     
    For more information

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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. 

    Planned Burn Scheduled - Millstream Creek - Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park


    Grampians Gariwerd National Park – Planned Burn Scheduled
     
    Temporary Closure Notification – Planned Burn – Millstream Creek
     
    FFMVIC have scheduled ignition for the following Planned Burn within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
     
    Millstream Creek (GR-WIM-HGP-0081)
    This burn is located 2.5km East of Mackenzie Falls, and 20km West of Halls Gap.
    Start Date: Ignition from Sunday April 21st 2024, weather and fuel moisture conditions permitting.