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Victoria’s parks are home to over 4300 native plants and 948 native animals with many of these species now only found in these parks. 

Ecosystems

Learn about the different ecosystems found across Victoria. 

Endangered species

Many native species are under threat due to changes humans have made to the environment. Find out more about Victoria’s endangered species, why they are under threat, and what is being done to help protect them.

Pests

Pest plants, animals and disease are major threats that face native plants and animals. Find out more about these pests and what is being done to minimise their impact.

Managing our parks

Find out more about how Parks Victoria helps protect Victoria's parks and the plants and animals that rely on them for survival. 

Fact files

These printable fact files will help you learn more about some of Victoria’s favourite plants and animals.

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Spring Plant Sale at George Tindale Memorial Garden

30 Sep 2014

The community are invited to join the Friends of Tindale Garden for their annual Spring Plant Sale at the George Tindale Memorial Gardens. The sale will be held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 11th October 2014. The selection of plants on offer will include varieties that will add colour…

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Special Olympics National Games

20 Oct 2014 4:00pm - 24 Oct 2014 5:00pm

The 10 Special Olympics National Games (SONG) is the flagship event for Special Olympics Australia and will be held in Melbourne from October 20 to 24 predominantly at venues at Albert Park. It provides an opportunity for athletes with intellectual disabilities from around Australia in ages ranging from 9 through…

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Alpine Forest Walks, Dinner Plain

24 Oct 2014 11:00am-3:00pm

Omeo District Health, DEPI and Parks Victoria Invites you to come walk with us. Montane Loop, Room with a View and Carmichael Falls. Walks are formed tracks that include short steep sections some uneven terrain and occasional steps. No wheelchair access available. The walks include boardwalks and viewing platforms. There…

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Westerfolds parkrun

25 Oct 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Australian Rhododendron Society 2014 Convention

25 Oct 2014 9:00am - 26 Oct 2014 4:00pm

This year’s ARS National Conference focuses on the pressing topic of Rhododendron conservation in this time of steeply accelerating forest loss, climate change and human population.