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Firewood theft costs Kyneton man $3000

A 39-year-old Kyneton man has been convicted and fined $3000 after pleading guilty to two charges related to illegal firewood cutting from public land.

Uncovering the hidden history of Cape Schanck

Visitors to Cape Schanck this weekend will get a unique glimpse into an archaeological dig, as Parks Victoria hosts an open day at the historic lightstation.

Plan ahead and enjoy the Southern 80 this weekend

Thousands of visitors are expected to converge on the banks of the Murray River this weekend for the annual Southern 80 Ski Race and authorities are asking visitors to plan ahead to enjoy their trip.

Illegal off-road joy rides and firewood theft devastate flood-impacted Murray River landscape

Parks Victoria has issued 10 infringements to trailbike riders and four-wheel-drivers caught using protected wetlands and sand dunes as a “playground for illegal off-road joy rides” over the long weekend.

East Gippsland park visitors praised for their summer safety smarts

Parks Victoria has praised holiday-goers across East Gippsland for practising their summer safety smarts following a wet start to the season.

Twelve Apostles summer traffic and visitor changes

Visitors to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge over summer are encouraged to plan ahead, with increased traffic expected and temporarily reduced access to some visitor spots.

No excuse to leave campfires burning as weather heats up across Victoria

"Don’t let your campfire become a bushfire" is the message for holidaymakers heading into Victoria’s parks this summer.

New trails for Jells Park revealed

Communities in Melbourne’s east will soon enjoy more ways to exercise, socialise and get into nature, with designs now released for two new shared-use trails planned for Jells Park.

Citizen scientists needed to record frogs at the Prom

Parks Victoria is calling on citizen scientists to help capture the distinct calls of frogs at Wilsons Promontory National Park this summer.

Stay safe in parks this summer

As we look ahead to a hot and dry summer, Parks Victoria and the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) have teamed up to remind day-trippers to pack their summer smarts and stay safe in Victoria’s parks.

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