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Conservation volunteers

Park Champions offers you the opportunity to volunteer in some of Victoria’s most beautiful places. Park Champions is a partnership between Conservation Volunteers Australia and Parks Victoria. 

As a Park Champion you can volunteer one day a week in and around Melbourne or you can spend a week with a team of volunteers in some of Victoria’s most famous national parks. You could be involved in tree planting, weed removal, flora and fauna monitoring, track construction, seed collection and more

Volunteer one day a week

Volunteer and feel alive as you contribute to the health of parks in and around Melbourne, including:

  • Cheetham Wetlands
  • Yarra Bend Park
  • Woodlands Historic Park
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park
  • Braeside Park

Week-long projects

Explore and enjoy these parks when you go away with a team of volunteers to one of Victoria's famous national parks, including:

  • Great Otway National Park
  • Grampians National Park
  • Alpine National Park
  • Cape Otway Lightstation
  • Great Dividing Trail
  • Great Ocean Walk – starts in the Great Otway National Park and goes to Port Campbell National Park
  • Baw Baw National Park

It’s easy to get involved. Simply visit the Conservation Volunteers Australia's online booking system for a list of Park Champions projects and locations.

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Firewood collection to close on Barmah Island

23 Sep 2015

The domestic firewood collection area on Barmah Island will close at midnight Sunday 27 September 2015 because the available firewood will be exhausted. “Due to high demand this collection area will close early” said Charlie Pascoe, Acting District Manager, Parks Victoria. “Domestic firewood on public land is a limited resource…

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What's on at Albert Park

1 Jul 2015 12:00am - 30 Jun 2016 12:00am

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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Yowie XC MTB Marathon (33, 66, 99km)

10 Oct 2015 7:00am-4:00pm

XC MTB marathon of various distances, using MTB trails throughout the park, Kurrajong and Stockyards.

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Neds Corner Station open day and book launch

10 Oct 2015 10:00am-4:00pm

Join Trust for Nature for a day of activities and the launch of a new book detailing the unique history and significant environmental values of Neds Corner Station, Trust for Nature‘s largest conservation property, located in the Mallee region of Victoria next to Murray Sunset National Park. There will also…

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Grassy woodland campout

10 Oct 2015 3:00pm - 11 Oct 2015 12:00pm

Join Trust for Nature for a woodland campout on a private conservation property next to Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, where we‘ll enjoy lots of exciting activities including star gazing, an early morning bird walk, and an informative talk and walk on Sunday looking at an endangered wetland community. Stay overnight…