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.
Dr Bill Jackson
Level 10, 535 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Phone: (03) 8627 4699
Facsimile: (03) 9629 5563
ABN: 95 337 637 697
21 Nov 2013
A changing of the guard has taken place at the Parks Victoria Bright office with alpine stalwart Peter Jacobs handing over the baton to newly appointed North East District Manager Ty Caling. Peter Jacobs has enjoyed a stellar career within Parks Victoria with a number of key senior management positions…
15 Nov 2013 7:00pm - 2 Mar 2014 9:00pm
Fun, low key club mountain bike racing held on Friday nights over the Summer
11 Dec 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm
Festive season has arrived! Why not kick off summer with family, friends and colleagues by signing up to Emma & Tom's annual Christmas Run? Put the stress of Christmas shopping aside to enjoy a fun afternoon by Albert Part Lake. Don't forget to bring your picnic blanket along with some…
11 Dec 2013 8:15pm-9:15pm
The bat count is held once a month at dusk when the whole colony of 10,000 -20,000 bats fly out to feed around Melbourne’s suburbs. New counters are very welcome and much appreciated. Experience is not necessary as training is provided on the night. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, dress…
14 Dec 2013 9:00am - 15 Dec 2013 5:00pm
Escape to the mountains for a dose of sub-alpine walking before Christmas!! Help out with some track marking and once you reach the summit, relax and soak up wonderful wilderness views. For those who are happy to camp there will be a base-camp at Native Dog Flat for at least…
Great Victorian Fish Count at the Barwon Bluff Marine SanctuaryView post | Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14.37
It's a girl! Conservation Volunteers project officer Travis Scicchitano holds th...It's a girl! Conservation Volunteers project officer Travis Scicchitano holds this precious baby, trapped as part of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot revival program at Woodlands Historic Park. This is the first generation of Woodlands bandicoots and comes after three years of hard work preparing and maintaining the back paddock at Woodlands. Well done to the EBB recovery team which includes Conservation Volunteers, Parks Victoria and Zoos Victoria.View post | Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10.55
Over the weekend a TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair was tested on a section of...Over the weekend a TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair was tested on a section of the Great Ocean Walk from Cape Otway to Aire River by a group of keen walkers including David Stratton, his family and Parks Victoria staff John Kenwright and Kate Churven. All were happy to report the test was a resounding success.View post | Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15.11
Parks Victoria’s new Project Firefighters in North East Victoria are among 42 DE...Parks Victoria’s new Project Firefighters in North East Victoria are among 42 DEPI firefighting recruits being put through their paces to ensure they are ready for the summer fire season. During the week-long camp held near Myrtleford, the project firefighters cover topics including fire suppression, fire behaviour, map reading, fireground communications and safety in a mix of classroom and field based learning. On completion, the project firefighters will undertake additional training and accreditation back at their workcentres, and assist permanent crews to undertake priority fire prevention works. More info: www.depi.vic.gov.auView post | Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09.24
It's a beautiful day at Braeside Park. This photo of the native wild parsnip bus...It's a beautiful day at Braeside Park. This photo of the native wild parsnip bush in flower in the heathland conservation area was taken earlier today. The area was burnt two years ago in an ecological burn and is looking magnificent.View post | Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14.46