Flood and storm affected parks

Last updated: 3 February 2023

This page is updated weekly. For the most up to date information, visit the specific park page and check the Change of Conditions (at bottom of page).

Victoria continues to experience the impacts of widespread floods and storms, affecting many communities across the state. While we are working to reopen these places, some of your favourite destinations may be closed, partially closed, or have changed operating conditions. For your safety, avoid these impacted areas. Before you leave home, check the conditions of the park you’d like to explore on the Parks Victoria website. 

 

Parks and reserves impacted by flood and storm damage

When conditions allow, staff will continually assess and repair sites so that they can be safely opened to the public. Remember that riverine flooding can impact areas several days or weeks after rain has stopped. 

For closures in State Forests and other public land not managed by Parks Victoria, check the Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action website.

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Melbourne

Arthurs Seat State Park - partial closures 

Coolart Historic Area - partial closures 

Lower Maribyrnong Riverlands - partial closures 

Lysterfield Park - partial closures 

Maribyrnong River - partial closures 

Maribyrnong Valley Parklands - partial closures 

Organ Pipes National Park - partial closures 

Plenty Gorge Parklands  - partial closures 

Point Nepean National Park - partial closures 

Yarra Valley Parklands - partial closures 

 

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Northern Victoria

Large numbers of mosquitoes in Northern Victoria have increased the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, particularly around rivers and other water bodies. For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Don't Wing It!- Better Health website or see our visitor safety tips.

 

Arcadia Streamside Reserve is closed

Barmah National Park - partial closures

Baillieu Lagoon Wildlife Reserve is closed

Beechworth Historic Park - partial closures 

Bendigo Regional Park - partial closures

Benjeroop Wildlife Reserve is closed

Broken-Boosey State Park is closed

Vaughan Springs at Castlemaine Diggings Heritage Park is closed 

Cathedral Range State Park is closed 

Cobram Regional Park is closed

Dartagook Wildlife Reserve is closed

Echuca Regional Park is closed 

English Bridge Streamside Reserve (including Rock Crossing) is closed 

Gunbower National Park is closed 

Hattah Kulkyne National Park - partial closures 

Horseshoe Lagoon Flora and Fauna Reserve - is closed

Huntly Streamside Reserve - partial closures  

Kerang Regional Park is closed

Kings Billabong Park is closed

Kinglake National Park - partial closures 

Koorangie Wildlife Reserve is closed

Kooyoora State Park - partial closures  

Lake Eildon National Park - partial closures  

Leaghur State Park is closed

Loch Gary Wildlife Reserve is closed

Lockwood Streamside Reserve (Bullock Creek) is closed

Lower Goulburn National Park is closed

Lower Ovens Wildlife Reserve is closed 

Mount Korong Nature Conservation Reserve - partial closures  

Murray Kulkyne Park is closed

Murray Sunset National Park - partial closures 

Murray River Park - partial closures  

Nyah Vinifera Park is closed

Numurkah Natural Features Reserve is closed

River Murray Reserve - partial closures 

Shepparton Regional Park is closed

Terrick Terrick National Park - partial closures

Tocumwal Regional Park - partial closures

Tragowel Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve is closed

Turpins Falls Scenic Reserve is closed

Vaughan Mineral Springs Reserve is closed 

Wandella Nature Conservation Reserve is closed

Warby-Ovens National Park - partial closures 

 

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Western Victoria

Coliban River Scenic Reserve - partial closures

Creswick Regional Park - partial closures 

Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - partial closures 

Great Otway National Park - partial closures 

Hepburn Regional Park - partial closures 

Langi Ghiran State Park - partial closures  

Lerderderg State Park - partial closures  

Little Desert National Park - partial closures  

Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve - partial closures 

Mount Buangor State Park - partial closures  

Ocean Grove Nature Reserve - partial closures    

You Yangs Regional Park - partial closures 

 

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Eastern Victoria

Alpine National Park - partial closures  

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park - partial closures 

Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve - partial closures  

Cape Conran Coastal Park - partial closures  

Cann River Bushland Reserve - closed

Coopracambra National Park - partial closures  

Croajingolong National Park - partial closures  

Dowd Morass Wildlife Reserve  - partial closures 

Holey Plains State Park - partial closures 

Howqua Hills Historic Area - partial closures  

Lakes Entrance - Lake Tyers Coastal Reserve - partial closures 

Lake Tyers State Park - partial closures  

Lind National Park - partial closures  

MacLeod Morass Wildlife Reserve - partial closures  

Mitchell River National Park - partial closures  

Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve - partial closures 

Snowy River National Park - partial closures  

St George Plain Flora Reserve - closed

Wilsons Promontory National Park - partial closures  

Walhalla Historic Area - partial closures

 

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Stay informed

For a list of State Forest closures, visit the Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action website.

Refer to your local SES flood guide.

Visit the Parks Victoria website for any changes to conditions of the park you’d like to visit.

For the latest information on emergency information and warnings, visit VicEmergency.

For the latest information on road closures, visit VicTraffic.

For the latest weather conditions, visit the Bureau of Meteorology.

For park closures in neighbouring states, visit South Australia Department of Environment and Natural Resources and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

After floods and storms

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. 

Following a flood or storm event, reasons for closure may include: 

  • The potential for water levels to rise suddenly and without warning, especially near rivers, creeks and lakes
  • Damage to bridges, tracks and roads, including pot holes, landslips, sinkholes and slippery surfaces
  • The high risk of healthy trees uprooting and falling unpredictably, due to wet ground

Remember – never drive, swim, walk or ride in flood water.

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