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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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Lerderderg State Park and Wombat Forest bike blitz

07 Oct 2015

The spectacular Lerderderg State Park and popular Wombat State Forest, near Bacchus Marsh and Daylesford, are offering refreshed Healthy Parks Healthy People experiences after a recent multi-agency compliance operation. Ranger team leader Scott Nicholson said the operation was a huge success, balancing education, customer service and compliance across the two…

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