Roving campground hosts
Roving campground hosts walk and camp along popular overnight hiking trails providing visitors with a friendly welcome and up-to-date park information.
Roving campground hosts enjoy working in some of Victoria’s most magnificent wilderness areas, learn about the local environment and help others to experience all that our parks have to offer.
All volunteers are trained and receive ongoing support from the team at Parks Victoria.
Roving campground hosts:
- Provide a friendly contact point for both Parks Victoria staff and the public along popular walking tracks and campsites
- Provide orientation to new arrivals and general information on the area and its attractions to campers and hikers
- Provide advice to campers and walkers regarding any changes in condition including road closures, days of total fire bans etc
- Providing park information and interpretation to the campground visitors and walkers
- Alert rangers to disturbances or breaches of park regulations.
Roving campground hosts must be self-motivated, have a good level of fitness as walking the track can be challenging, have excellent communication skills and experience camping and/or hiking. Applicants must be 18yrs or over to apply.
Volunteers are provided with access to free campsites along the track, support whilst out on the track as well as information and training to ensure that volunteers are safe and understand the cultural landscape of the p
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23 Jun 2014
Volunteers from the Corner Inlet Seagrass Monitoring Project have joined forces with Parks Victoria to conduct marine pest surveys in Corner Inlet Marine National Park. The group headed to Tin Mine Cove recently and combined snorkel surveying with walks along the rocky shore to search for marine pests. Target species…
27 Jul 2014 9:30am-1:30pm
Friends of Dandenong Valley Parklands invite you to join them in planting shrubs under the trees in Shepherds Bush next to Nortons Park. BBQ lunch provided. Families welcome.
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…
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…
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…
The snow continued to fall on Mt St Gwinear, Baw Baw National Park, over the wee...The snow continued to fall on Mt St Gwinear, Baw Baw National Park, over the weekend. Pictured are Ranger Craig Campbell in the new winter office and new addition to the team Ranger Snowman!View post | Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09.36
Elephants at The Royal Melbourne Zoo were the unexpected beneficiaries when a tr...Elephants at The Royal Melbourne Zoo were the unexpected beneficiaries when a truck carrying apples lost its load last Thursday and spilled off the road and onto the Main Yarra Trail. Unable to get machinery onto the trail, about 22 Parks Victoria staff spent most of the day removing the apples and other debris. They managed to retrieve about 30 boxes of apples which were put onto a barge and floated down the Yarra River to Burnley Harbour, then loaded onto a truck and delivered to Melbourne Zoo as a special treat for the Zoo’s elephants. Parks Victoria’s Ranger in Charge Dave Moore, who had spent most of Thursday collecting apples, was delighted to pay a visit to the Zoo to see the elephants enjoying their unexpected windfall. Photo credits: Elephant with apple by David Caird courtesy of the Herald Sun Other images courtesy of Melbourne Zoo.View post | Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11.51
Parks Victoria’s major upgrade to St Georges Lake dam is well underway, with 200...Parks Victoria’s major upgrade to St Georges Lake dam is well underway, with 200 mega litres of water drained from the lake since late June to allow for the safe reconstruction of the dam wall. A zoologist employed to monitor wildlife at the site tracked a number of water rats evacuating the area over the last few weeks since the drawdown commenced. The animals have found new temporary homes in surrounding creeks and waterways. Visitors are encouraged to stay away from the lake bed for their own safety. To find out more about the project: http://bit.ly/1nhwx2iView post | Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16.02
The cold snap hitting Victoria saw snow blanketing Mt William and other parts of...The cold snap hitting Victoria saw snow blanketing Mt William and other parts of the Grampians National Park today. Many thanks to our dedicated team of rangers who braved the cold to get these photos. Stay warm!View post | Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16.25
Update: Trail now clear, will re-open 3.30-8.30pm then close overnight for CityL...Update: Trail now clear, will re-open 3.30-8.30pm then close overnight for CityLink to complete clean up & reopen 6.30am Friday. The Main Yarra Trail from Burnley Harbour to Punt Road was closed this morning when a truck crashed and spilt its load of apples with quite a lot of debris landing on the trail. Due to the location, the site must be cleared by hand and the debris loaded onto a litter barge for transport. There are 20 Parks Victoria staff working and Citylink have provided four people to assist. Work is progressing well. We hope to get it reopened this afternoon in time for the evening peak.View post | Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11.37