Marine protected areas
Victoria’s marine protected areas include marine national parks and marine sanctuaries that were established in 2002. The marine national parks and sanctuaries are highly protected no take areas which cover approximately 63,000 hectares or 5.3% of Victorian state marine waters.
Other marine protected areas in Victoria are multiple use and allow for some forms of recreational fishing and include marine parks, marine and coastal parks, and a marine reserve.
31 Jan 2017
The two-year trial of balloted Hog Deer hunting on Snake Island commences on Monday 6 February with a total of eight hunters permitted on the island for five days. The ballot and hunting periods will be strictly regulated by the Game Management Authority (GMA) and Parks Victoria. Snake Island is…
14 Jan 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
The Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2017 presents a series of 4 exhibitions, by: Association of Sculptors of Victoria Basketmakers of Victoria Contemporary Art Society of Victoria A4 Art Australia The Gallery on Herring Island will be open every weekend from 14 January through 17 April, including Australia Day holiday…
19 Feb 2017 9:30am-11:30am
Beautiful bush track through coastal heath on rocky coast - ending at the less visited Picnic Bay. Be sure to wear sun screen as some of the track is exposed.
19 Feb 2017 10:00am-11:00am
Take a journey of discovery along the Fosters Gully Nature Walk, where the forests and undergrowth provide food and shelter for many species of birds and animals. Learn how to identify common native plants.
19 Feb 2017 11:00am-1:00pm
A spectacular and exciting event open for viewing to the public outside the marked course. The 10 nautical mile 45 minute circuit style race with four speed classes will be held on the Wyndham Foreshore near the Werribee Boat Ramp. All boat owners are welcome to compete or simply bring…