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Managing our parks

Through effective environmental and visitor management, Parks Victoria is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural and heritage values of the parks, bays, and waterways.


Use this section to learn more about how Parks Victoria manages parks.

Role of a park ranger

The role of a park ranger is as varied as the parks and environments they manage. To get an idea of the many responsibilities of...

Types of Parks

Parks Victoria looks after over 4 million hectares of public land. Some of these areas are reserved to protect plants and animals whereas others are...

Park planning

What is a management plan? Management plans outline the vision, goals, measures and long-term strategies used in managing national and state parks. These are written...

Fire

Fire, both as a natural event and as used by Aboriginal people, has been a part of the Australian environment for thousands of years. It...

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Temporary Closure of 1000 Steps Car Park

12 Apr 2016

Parks Victoria will temporarily close the Ferntree Gully picnic ground car park which services the 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk in the Dandenong Ranges National Park for asphalt works from Monday 11 April until Friday 15 April 2016. The popular 1000 steps walk will remain open to the public…

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