Last updated: 23 December 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

For more information about Victoria’s COVIDSafe settings, visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.


Restrictions and closures

Most parks in Victoria are open. Check individual park pages before you travel.

Some restrictions may apply to group sizes for tours and indoor venues. 

Some sites may be closed for visitor safety following recent storms and bushfire-affected sites may also be closed.


Common questions

Staying safe when visiting parks

Most parks across Victoria are open. There are no limits to number of people who can gather outdoors. 

We recommend wearing a mask if you can’t physically distance, have any symptoms, or if you are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.

Visitors are responsible for their own hygiene. Park visitors are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitiser as soaps are not provided, stay 1.5 metres apart and practice good hygiene.


What park facilities are open?

  • BBQs are open
  • Cafes and kiosks are open
  • Drinking fountains and water bubblers are open
  • Gym equipment and fitness stations are open
  • Piers and jetties remain open
  • Playgrounds are open
  • Rotundas and picnic tables are open
  • Toilets are open

Can I go camping?

Camping permitted for people who live in Victoria.

Bookings are permitted and are no longer subject private gathering limits. 

Vaccination against COVID-19 continues to be strongly encouraged by the Victorian Government and your vaccination efforts to date are greatly appreciated. 


Can I hold an event in a park?

Outdoor and indoor events are permitted for fully vaccinated people, subject to park availability. 

Masks are required in all indoor settings for those 8 years and older from 11.59 23 December 2021.

Can I participate in / hold a tour in parks?

All participants over the age of 18 will be required to show proof of vaccination to participate in a Parks Victoria managed event including a tour, guided walk (e.g ParkWalk) or activity such as a Junior Ranger activity.

Masks are required in all indoor settings, including caving tours, for those 8 years and older from 11.59 23 December 2021.

Open and enclosed tour vehicles can be used. A fitted mask must be worn in enclosed vehicles.

Can I participate in volunteering activity in parks?

Volunteering activity is permitted. 

Volunteers that are directly engaged in a Parks Victoria program and/or activity that is delivered by Parks Victoria staff are required to have mandatory vaccinations.  


Is Bush Kinder running?

Bush Kinders are operating.


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