Flood and storm affected parks

Victoria continues to experience the impacts of widespread floods and storms, affecting many communities across the state.

Our teams are working hard to assess hazards and undertake works so that parks are safe to reopen. Closures are necessary while we reduce risks and repair damage.

As of July 2023, Parks Victoria has now reopened or partially reopened more than 97% of flood and storm affected parks.

Some parks have been severely impacted and may stay closed for weeks, months or years while we work to make them safe again. Thank you for your patience while we continue this critical work.

In the meantime, some of your favourite destinations may be closed, partially closed, or have changed operating conditions. 

Before you leave home, check the specific park page Change of Conditions (at bottom of page). Thank you for keeping out of closed areas.


Parks and reserves impacted by flood and storm damage

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





Dandenong Valley Parklands - partial closures

Lower Maribyrnong Riverlands - partial closures 

Maribyrnong River - partial closures 

Maribyrnong Valley Parklands - partial closures  

Plenty Gorge Parklands  - partial closures 

Point Nepean National Park - partial closures 

Yarra Valley Parklands - partial closures 


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.


Barmah National Park - partial closures

Beechworth Historic Park - partial closures  

Vaughan Springs at Castlemaine Diggings Heritage Park is closed  

Gadsen Bend Park - partial closures

Gunbower National Park - partial closures

Hattah Kulkyne National Park - partial closures 

Kooyoora State Park - partial closures 

Lower Ovens Wildlife Reserve - partial closures

Mount Korong Nature Conservation Reserve - partial closures  

Murray - Kulkyne Park - partial closures

Murray Sunset National Park - partial closures 

Murray River Park - partial closures 

River Murray Reserve - partial closures  

Merbein Common Sandbar (River Murray Reserve) - partial closures

Turpins Falls Scenic Reserve is closed

Vaughan Mineral Springs Reserve is closed 



Western Victoria

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 

Mount Buangor State Park - partial closures  



Eastern Victoria

Alpine National Park - partial closures  

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park - partial closures  

Cape Conran Coastal Park - partial closures  

Croajingolong National Park - partial closures  

Dowd Morass Wildlife Reserve  - partial closures 

Holey Plains State Park - 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 - is closed 


Stay informed

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

Local Flood Guides can help you better understand your flood risk, how flood warnings work and how to prepare yourself, your home or your business. To find yours, visit the SES website.

Visit individual park webpages on the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about park closures and changed conditions.

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

Following a flood or storm event, reasons for longer-term closures may include:

  • Residual floodwater. Areas that were completed saturated can remain soggy and slippery for a long time. While these areas to dry out, visitors should follow signage and stick to marked tracks and trails.
  • Asset damage. Bridges, tracks and roads can be severely impacted by floodwaters and storms, causing pot-holes, landslips, sinkholes and slippery surfaces. In some cases, contractors with specialised equipment are the only ones who can reduce these risks and restore tracks and roads. Parks Victoria has engaged engineers to assess impacted bridges and other structures.
  • Tree fall risk. Wet ground increases the  risk of healthy trees uprooting and falling unpredictably. In some cases, specialist contractors with specialised equipment are needed to safely cut down dangerous trees. Every effort is made to assess and address hazardous trees in visitor areas, but trees and branches can fall at anytime, even in areas that haven’t experienced floods.

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

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