Parks affected by flooding
Friday 7 October, 2016
Recent heavy rainfall and severe weather across Victoria means some parks, tracks and campgrounds across the state are closed.
Be mindful of your safety if you are enjoying Victoria’s parks and camping near rivers or lakes. Stay out of any closed sections, including closed tracks, roads or campgrounds.
Be careful around trees – the ground is soaked and soft so they are more likely to fall. Do not park or shelter under trees, particularly in windy conditions.
Closures and access are changing constantly so check the change of conditions listed under each individual park's web page for the latest advice.
Visitor areas will be reopened as floodwaters subside and the sites and assets are assessed for safety.
- Be prepared, stay informed, monitor local conditions, and travel using recommended routes.
- Never walk, ride or drive through flood water.
- Take extra care on the road – drive to conditions and be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris, damaged roads and bridges. Follow all road closure and warnings signs.
- Take care around rivers, creeks and lakes. Water levels and currents may increase quickly and without warning.
- Don’t play, swim or go recreational boating in flooded creeks and rivers.
- Be careful around trees – the ground is soaked and soft so they are more likely to fall. Do not park or shelter under trees, particularly in today’s windy conditions.
- Stay out of any closed sections of parks, including closed tracks, roads and campgrounds.
For statewide warnings and emergency advice visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
Check VicRoads website www.vicroads.vic.gov.au for up to date information on road closure and conditions.
Media enquiriesGareth Rees
0417 067 706
Parks Victoria media centre