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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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Divers take to the water for 2015 Great Victorian Fish Count

20 Nov 2015

The annual Great Victorian Fish Count kicks off this weekend. Over the next fortnight divers and snorkelers will look for fish species 'on the move' in response to changing marine environments, including warming caused by climate change. The popular citizen science event will be coordinated by the Victorian National Parks…

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