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What we manage


Parks Victoria manages a representative system of marine national parks and marine sanctuaries. It is also the Local Port Manager for Port Phillip Bay, Western Port and Port Campbell and the Waterway Manager for the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers.

These areas include:

  • 45 national parks
  • 26 state parks
  • 13 marine national parks
  • 11 marine sanctuaries
  • 3 wilderness parks
  • 30 metropolitan parks
  • 60 other parks (including regional and reservoir parks) 
  • more than 2,700 natural features and conservation reserves
  • more than 11,000 formally registered Aboriginal cultural heritage places
  • more than 2,500 non-Indigenous historic places

Parks Victoria manages more than 28,000 assets. They include:

  • 44 visitor centre buildings
  • 703 shelters
  • 845 toilets
  • 515 viewing lookouts
  • 55 playgrounds
  • 14,000 kilometres of roads
  • 1,213 pedestrian and vehicular bridges
  • 3,700km of walking tracks
  • 110 sporting facilities (e.g. golf courses, ovals and wickets)
  • 217 piers and jetties
  • 98 water access points (e.g. boat ramps, rowing launches and slipways), and
  • 937 navigation aids

Our parks and waterways attract 95.8 million visits each year. Of these visits, 51.2 million are to parks and 44.6 million are to piers and jetties around the bays.