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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, 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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Free all-terrain wheelchair for Great Ocean Walk

14 Oct 2016

The Great Ocean Walk is a 105 kilometre spectacular coastal trail, starting at Apollo Bay Visitor Information Centre and finishing at the Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre. Stunning ocean views and fascinating flora and fauna are now accessible to more adults and children, thanks to the all-terrain wheelchair available free to…

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