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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.


Pelican colony in Mud Islands, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Click to view the news RSS feed.

Partnership breathes new life into Mud Islands

27 Jun 2014

Parks Victoria and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority are working together to protect saltmarsh habitats in and around Port Phillip as part of a $1.29m Australian Government program over five years to undertake revegetation and pest plant and animal control in areas that are critical for endangered species such as…

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Winter No Frills Friday racing

1 Aug 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm

Low key, fun, club level MTB racing

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The First Shot Commemoration

5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday 5 August 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first shot fired in the British Empire in World War I. This shot was fired from Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement 6 at Fort Nepean on 5 August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes after war was declared…

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The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

6 Aug 2014

The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

6 Aug 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…