Conservation and science

Victoria is home to the most diverse collection of landscapes in Australia. These landscapes support a wider range of ecosystems than any area of similar size in Australia.

Our conservation programs help reduce threats and improve the health of our natural landscapes. 


We know that to best look after 
something, we need to first understand what it is and how it works. That's why our conservation approach is based on best-practice science.

Featured conservation projects

 
A kookaburra sits on a balustrade

Nature Conservation Strategy

The Nature Conservation Strategy 2021-2031 sets out how Parks Victoria aims to conserve and protect nature on Victoria’s parks estate.
An emu walks in an open, grassy area at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Using fire to restore habitat at Wilsons Prom

Some ecosystems within Wilsons Promontory National Park rely on fire to stay healthy and we use ecological planned burning to help their restoration and renewal.
Exclusion fence at Little Rushy Swamp in Barmah National Park, showing intact vegetation inside fence and feral animal damage outside fence

Feral horse management

Horses are not a natural part of the Australian environment. Parks Victoria works with community and experts to design and deliver programs that can help control feral horse populations.

Virtually explore Victoria’s parks

Virtually explore some of Victoria’s most spectacular places through these 360-degree videos and learn about what makes them unique.
Still image from Diving with Long-nosed Fur Seals at Gabo Island 360 video part 2 video.

Swim with the seals at Gabo Island

Home to the second-tallest lighthouse in Australia, Gabo Island is a place that not many people have had the pleasure of visiting. Even fewer have been lucky enough to get under the water here, and with this 360-degree video you can experience diving here with playful Long-nosed Fur Seals.
Mount Buffalo National Park

Fly over Mount Buffalo National Park

You can almost smell the crisp, fresh air as you watch this 360-degree video showcasing some of the most impressive parts of Mount Buffalo National Park - giant tors, deep gorges, tranquil alpine meadows, tumbling waterfalls, Snow Gum woodlands and spectacular panoramic views of the nearby Alps.
Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park

Fly over the Twelve Apostles

In this 360-degree video you can fly over the Apostles, marvel at the vast Southern Ocean, admire the scrubby coastal vegetation and stare up at the night sky.
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Fly over Wilsons Promontory National Park

In this 360-degree video you can experience the sunrise from the top of Mount Oberon, watch the waves rolling in at Tidal River and fly over some of the most beautiful nature areas in the state.

Beaded Gecko in Victoria's Mallee region.

Our amazing diversity

Victoria is home to the most diverse collection of landscapes in Australia

A brush tailed phascogale clings to a dead tree limb

Biodiversity protection

Following the bushfires, work is underway to assess the extent and impact of damage to parks. Guided by science we're gathering data to understand the impacts on biodiversity for our flora and fauna.

The Heads of Port Phillip taken from Point Nepean National Park.

Conserving our parks

We are committed to conservation

Wildflowers

Science and research

Nature is complicated and we will never know it all

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