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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

Ranger at Serendip Sanctuary Vanessa Wiggenraad Click to view the news RSS feed.

Parks Victoria celebrates rangers on World Ranger Day - Vanessa Wiggenraad

31 Jul 2015

This World Ranger Day, Parks Victoria is acknowledging the wonderful rangers who do a huge range of work to look after Victoria’s parks. Vanessa Wiggenraad is a local ranger at Serendip Sanctuary and we asked her a few questions about her role. What is the variety of tasks that you…

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