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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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New Chief Executive for Parks Victoria

21 Aug 2015

Andrew Fairley, Chairman of Parks Victoria today announced Bradley Fauteux as the new Chief Executive of Parks Victoria. Mr Fauteux is currently the Managing Director of Ontario Parks and a Board Member at the Canadian Parks Council. As a champion of the Healthy Parks Healthy People approach to park management,…

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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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The Father's Day Bike Ride

6 Sep 2015 7:00am-11:00am

Celebrate dads everywhere and raise vital funds to support men’s health and the important role fathers play in the lives of Australian children. This is a fun, family-friendly event open to all ages and abilities, with two cycling events to choose from: The Mattioli Challenge – 7.00am The Family Bike…

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You Yangs Mountain Bike Club - Cressy Descent 2015

12 Sep 2015 - 13 Sep 2015

Race against the clock DOWN everyone’s favourite track 13! This is NOT a downhill specific race, more a timed run down the track. Everyone is encouraged to enter. Doesn’t matter what type of bike you have, AM, XC, DH, HT, BMX or even a unicycle, they all go down hills…

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Friends of Kooyoora Wildflower Show

19 Sep 2015 9:30am - 20 Sep 2015 5:00pm

The event features an extensive display of local wildflowers, with twice daily bus tours, (bookings essential), and a major photographic competition in the categories of local landscapes, flora and fauna. Other features for the weekend will include static displays and digital presentations from the Friends Group, the Inglewood Eucalyptus Museum,…