Last updated: 9.30am, 23 September 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 sites may be closed for visitor safety following recent storms and bushfire-affected sites may also be closed.

The following sites are closed to meet current COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Serendip Sanctuary
  • Tours of Fort Nepean, Werribee Mansion

 

Common questions

 

Staying safe when visiting parks

Most parks in regional Victoria are open.


Most parks in metropolitan Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire are open for exercise.

Visitors must wear face masks indoors and outdoors at all times.

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, wear fitted face masks, and practice good hygiene.


What park facilities are open?

Metropolitan Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire

  • BBQs are open
  • Cafes and kiosks are open for takeaway only
  • Drinking fountains and water bubblers are open
  • Gym equipment and fitness stations are open
  • Piers and jetties remain open for walking/exercise only
  • Playgrounds are open
  • Rotundas and picnic tables are open
  • Toilets are open.

 

Regional Victoria

  • 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 are open
  • Playgrounds are open
  • Rotundas and picnic tables are open
  • Toilets are open.

Can I go camping?

Metropolitan Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire


Camping is not permitted during the current restrictions, and new bookings will not be taken.


Visitors who are already at their campsites at 8pm on Thursday 5 August may remain at their campsite until the end of their booking. Bookings will not be extended, visitors must return directly home at the end of their booking.



Regional Victoria


Camping is permitted for people who live in regional areas, except those living in the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire.


No new bookings will be taken for camping within these municipalities, including camping in the Greater Otway National Park, and Little River Hikers Camp and Fridays Campground within the Brisbane Ranges National Park. 
Campers with existing bookings in these areas may remain for the duration of their booking and may not extend their stay.


Bookings for people living outside these areas are permitted for single households, intimate partners or single bubbles.

 

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/travel-restrictions

 

Can I hold an event in a park?

Metropolitan Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire: Events may not be held.
Regional Victoria: Events are permitted within the maximum public gathering limit, subject to park availability.



Can I participate in / hold a tour in parks?

Metropolitan Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire: Tours and tourism activity is not permitted.
Regional Victoria: 
Outdoor tours permitted for up to 20 people. Enclosed vehicles can now be used for up to 10 people and a face covering must be worn. 

 


Can I participate in volunteering activity in parks?

Metropolitan Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire: Volunteering activity is not permitted.
Regional Victoria: Volunteering activity is permitted within the maximum public gathering limit..

 


Is Bush Kinder running?

Metropolitan Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire: Bush Kinders are not operating in parks.
Regional Victoria: Bush Kinders are operating within the maximum public gathering limit.


 

For up-to-date health information, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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