COVID-19 Update

Last updated: 10:00 am 1 March 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The Victorian Government has announced changes to restrictions from 11.59 pm Friday 26 February.

For more information about changes to restrictions, visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.

Restrictions and closures

Check individual park pages before you travel.

Restrictions/closures are in place for the following parks:

Western Victoria

Eastern Victoria

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • Point Nepean National Park (Fort Nepean and buildings open, some underground tunnels and gun emplacements closed for safety-related maintenance)

 

Bushfire-affected sites will remain closed.

 

Common questions

 

Staying safe when visiting parks

Wearing a mask is recommended outdoors if you cannot maintain 1.5 metres physical distancing from other people.

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.


Can I go camping?

Yes, you may go camping, provided you meet public health requirements.

See our camping and accommodation for availability.

Visitors staying making group accommodation bookings must meet household size limits, with a maximum 30 people in addition to host family..

Please note the following for camping on Parks Victoria-managed land:

  • Parks Victoria will collect contact details which can be used as a source of contact tracing if necessary.
  • Please be aware that there may be restrictions or changes in place at the campground to allow for physical distancing.
  • Visitors can also book camping throughout 2021 except for peak season bookings.
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What park facilities are open?

  • BBQs are open
  • Cafes and kiosks are open for dining and takeaway
  • Drinking fountains and water bubblers are open
  • Gym equipment and fitness stations are open
  • Playgrounds are open
  • Rotundas and picnic tables are open
  • Toilets are open with increased cleaning requirements.


Can I hold an event in a park?

Events may be held subject to park availability. A density quotient applies – see https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-victoria for specific information.

See the event booking page for more information on booking events within parks.

 

Can I participate in / hold a tour in parks?

Tours may resume, provided they meet public health requirements and subject to LTO licencing agreements.


Can I participate in volunteering activity in parks?

Volunteering activity is permitted provided activities meet public health requirements.


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

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