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Who we are

Parks Victoria is a statutory authority, created by the Parks Victoria Act 1998 and reporting to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

We are responsible for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria.

Parks Victoria is committed to delivering works on the ground across Victoria’s park network to protect and enhance park values. It is our primary responsibility to ensure parks are healthy and resilient for current and future generations.

We manage parks in the context of their surrounding landscape and in partnership with Traditional Owners.

We work in partnership with other government and non-government organisations and community groups such as the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, catchment management authorities, private land owners, friends groups, volunteers, licensed tour operators, lessees, research institutes and the broader community.

Healthy Parks Healthy People is at the core of everything we do.  Parks and nature are an important part of improving and maintaining health, both for individuals and the community. Parks Victoria has a clear role to play in connecting people and communities with parks.

Further information about our management responsibilities and activities can be found in our Annual Report.

Administrative Offices

Level 10, 535 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
AUSTRALIA
Phone: (03) 8627 4699
Facsimile: (03) 9629 5563

ABN: 95 337 637 697

Chief Executive: Dr Bill Jackson 
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All-terrain wheelchair to help people enjoy the Great Ocean Walk and more

07 Oct 2014

A new all-terrain wheelchair at Apollo Bay will help people with a disability to enjoy sections of the spectacular Great Ocean Walk and parks in the region. The TrailRider will allow people with limited mobility to access one of the most breathtaking sections of the walk with the help of…

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Australian Rhododendron Society 2014 Convention

25 Oct 2014 9:00am - 26 Oct 2014 4:00pm

This year’s ARS National Conference focuses on the pressing topic of Rhododendron conservation in this time of steeply accelerating forest loss, climate change and human population.

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Ranger Guided Bird Walk - Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

26 Oct 2014 9:30am-10:30am

To celebrate Bird Week 2014, join a Parks Victoria ranger on a free guided bird watching walk through Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. The ranger will guide you along the Loddon River to identify and record the park's bird species. All experience levels and ages are welcome – from novice…

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

26 Oct 2014 9:30am-10:30am

See the wonderful display of wildflowers including peas, daisies and tiny orchids and small birds. Stay for a picnic, walk around the old township or visit the Steiglitz Courthouse. Light refreshments will be provided following the walk. Public toilets available. This guided walk is run by Friends of Brisbane Ranges…

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Childrens Week Picnic

26 Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm

Wyndham City will proudly present the Children’s Week Picnic at Werribee Park on Sunday 26 October 2014 from 10am to 4pm. This FREE event is a fun, family friendly day full of interactive activities for children. Sports, craft, music, dance and much more, ensure the little ones are engaged in…