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Expressions of Interest

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Manage your business against some of Australia’s most beautiful backdrops. From bluestone-lined oat mills to cliff-tottering light stations, majestic hill top manors to quaint cafes, Parks Victoria offers some of the most iconic locations and venues for lease and licence opportunities in Australia.

With a balance of community, recreational and commercial prospects, our natural estates offer opportunities for staging events, art spaces, business tenancies, restaurants and cafes, retail spaces, accommodation, education and training and more.

We are looking for innovative entrepreneurs, business owners or experienced operators with a desire to help share the benefits and shape the future of Victoria’s park estate.

For more information about business opportunities with Parks Victoria:

EOI Essentials (PDF 1.1MB)

EOI Essentials (MSWord 8.0MB)

Future Expressions of Interest

Lower Yarra River

Parks Victoria is preparing to launch two Expressions of Interest (EOI) processes in 2018 for opportunities along the Lower Yarra River.

The two EOIs are:

  • EOI (1) - A single-stage EOI opportunity for commercial vessel operators/river touring experiences to obtain a 10-year licence for exclusive access to designated berths at Federation Wharf, Southgate Wharf, Banana Alley Wharf and South Wharf
  • EOI (2) - A two-stage EOI opportunity for stationary floating commercial and/or recreational concepts, to obtain a licence for up to three years at various locations along the Yarra River

More information will be made available on the EOI website in the coming weeks.

Current Expressions of Interest

There are no current expressions of interest.

Past Expressions of Interest

Mobile Trading Trial in Parks and Reserves

EOI 201703 Status: Successful mobile traders - Alfies, Mountain Tucker, Gourmet Creacion, Oscar Vintage Coffee Van, Ahh Coffee, Sliders on Tyers and Food Coma, appointed.Mobile Trading TrialCalling all culinary creators,…

Cape Otway Lightstation Precinct

EOI 201702 Status: EOI withdrawn.Cape Otway Lightstation PrecinctIn the centre of the internationally acclaimed Great Ocean Road touring route and the Great Ocean Walk is the spectacular Cape Otway Lightstation.…

Lower Yarra River on-water food and beverage trial

EOI 201705 Status: Successful Yarra River operators, Arbory Afloat and Supafish appointed.Yarra River TrialMelbourne’s lifeblood, the Yarra River welcomes close to 40 million visitors to its banks each year. As…

Yarra Bend Park restaurant venue and Studley Park Golf Course

EOI 44405 Status: EOI closed. Preferred proponent, Diners Choice Pty Ltd.Yarra Bend Park restaurant venue and Studley Park Golf CourseIn a beautiful bushland setting in Kew, just minutes from Melbourne’s…

Glamping Trial

EOI 201802 Status: EOI closed as successful proponents appointed - Under Sky Pty Ltd at Mount Buffalo, and Peppercorn Rabbit Pty Ltd at Lake Eildon.Glamping in Parks and ReservesBringing the…

Brimbank Park Cafe

EOI 201803Status: EOI closed, assessment in progress.Brimbank Park in Keilor East is only 15 kilometres north-west of Melbourne’s central business district and receives over 350,000 visitors per annum. The Expression…