Junior Rangers

The Junior Rangers (JR) program encourages children to explore Victoria's amazing parks.

A range of free and fun activities for children, inspiring curiosity, discovery and connection are scheduled every school holidays.

Book into a Parks Victoria Junior Ranges activity on the JR website.

Find out more

If you have an interest in plants, animals and nature then the Junior Rangers program is perfect for you and your family! Find out more about the Junior Rangers program.

All Junior Rangers activities are led by a Parks Victoria Ranger to encourage families to explore parks and create lifelong connections with nature. Children can learn all about wildlife, plants, micro-critters, bushfires, marine life, heritage, culture, and so much more.

All families are welcome. Junior Rangers activities are free to participate and designed for primary school aged children. Activities take place in parks across Victoria during the school holidays.

Learn all about rock pool rambling, flora and fauna investigations, bushfire and biodiversity, heritage interpretation, spotlight walks, and more.

Junior Rangers can also get out and about anytime they like with a range of cool Junior Rangers activities and books. Download free activities for children and complete with family and friends whenever suits you.

How Can I Become A Junior Ranger?

Everyone is a Junior Ranger! Junior Rangers is not a club; no membership is required to take part. Junior Rangers activities are run during every school holidays and online activities and books are available anytime!

Sign up to the Parks Victoria mailing list and select ‘Junior Rangers’, to hear about all the exciting upcoming events!

  • By signing up to the mailing list, you’ll become one of the first to know about the launch of school holiday programs. We’ll also send you our Junior Rangers newsletter, which is jam-packed with heaps of information about how to have fun in parks.
  • When school holidays roll around, make sure that you book into one of the many Junior Rangers activities on offer. All activities are free, but bookings are essential.
  • Complete one of our online activities or books. Looking for something to do in a park? Print out one of our activity sheets and take it out into a park to do with your family and friends.
  • Read and learn the Junior Ranger way. Learn how Junior Rangers take care of the environment and what you can do to make sure Victoria’s special places remain stay protected.

Get involved

A group of children play with a ranger on lawns in front of Coolart Homestead

Whats on

Find fun, free ranger-guided activities for kids in your area. Activities take place on school holidays and some weekends.

Make and do

These fun printable activities will help kids understand the environment and uncover the wonders of Victoria's parks!
A Parks Victoria Ranger poses for a photograph with 7 young children in the Junior Rangers Program in front of the rock formation at Organ Pipes National Park.

Mailing list

Subscribe to the Junior Ranger newsletter for all the latest Junior Rangers news and activities.
Four children and a ranger take a closer look at a rockpool.


What’s up with the wildlife? What’s keeping the Rangers busy? What’s growing and going on around Victoria’s parks?
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