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Safety and regulations

Regulations

  • All the plants and animals in the park are protected. Leave the park as you find it.
  • Bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you.
  • Organised events or groups of 100 people or more require a permit from Parks Victoria. Permits detail park regulations and guide appropriate activities.

Dog regulations

  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted in Candlebark Park, Sweeneys Flat, Pettys Orchard and Longridge Park.
  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept on a leash at all times in Birrarrung Park, Yarra Flats and Westerfolds Park
  • In Banksia Park dogs are permitted in the park but must be kept on a leash at all times (except within the dog off-leash enclosure).

Safety

  • Sweeneys Flat and Longridge Park have been assessed to have a high level of bushfire risk and will be closed for public safety on days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating.
  • Banksia Park, Birrarrung Park, Candlebark Park, Yarra Flats, Pettys Orchard and Westerfolds Park have been assessed to have a low level of bushfire risk and will remain open on days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating.
  • For more information on the location of parks within Bureau of Meteorology forecast districts and closures on days of forecast Code Red Fire Danger Rating, click here.
  • Fires (including barbecues) must not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban. For more information about Total Fire Bans visit the CFA website.