Media centre

The Media Centre is designed to help journalists and media organisations find the right contacts and advice for a story.

Latest News

Parks Victoria regularly issues media releases to local and statewide media. If you are a journalist and would like to receive releases directly please email with your name, the name of your media organisation and indicate if you would prefer statewide releases or those confined to a particular region of Victoria.

View media releases here.

Follow our active social media channels for more stories, as they happen.

Media queries

The media team can help with:

  • Story ideas
  • Fact checking parks information
  • Setting up interview opportunities with Parks Victoria staff
  • Special access requests to park facilities, services and park events
  • Briefings about park projects.

Media contacts

Nate Leslie
Strategic Communications Manager
Mobile: 0476 777 103

Gareth Rees
Communications Advisor - Fire and Emergency
Phone: (03) 8427 2800 
Mobile: 0417 067 706

Stephanie Zilles
Communications Advisor - Eastern Victoria
Phone: (03) 8427 3466
Mobile: 0498 007 891

Josh Maher
Communications Advisor - Western Victoria
Phone: (03) 8427 3144
Mobile: 0448 373 986

Tanya Smith (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Communications Advisor – Northern Victoria
Phone: (03) 8427 2406
Mobile: 0448 572 342

Elizabeth Mckenzie (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
Communications Advisor – Northern Victoria
Phone: (03) 8427 2405
Mobile:  0436 669 524

Melanie McVey-Di Lazzaro (Monday to Thursday)
Communications Advisor
Phone: (03) 8427 2417
Mobile: 0459 818 451

Jane Cunningham
Communications Officer
Phone: (03) 8427 2750
Mobile: 0497 550 034

More information

Filming permits

News related media coverage of current affairs does not require a permit but a permit is required for professional, and some amateur, filming and photography in areas managed by Parks Victoria.  

Park images

Parks Victoria’s image library contains hundreds of images that are available for editorial use by media. You can access the library here

Please note that these images are available for editorial media use only, they are not available for commercial use (i.e. you may not use them to promote or advertise a business or service).

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