Code red closures - Mallee
On days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating all parks identified as 'high bushfire risk' will be closed for public safety.
Those sites that have been assessed to have a low level of risk or actions have been taken to reduce the bushfire risk will remain open on Code Red days.
See below for a complete list of open and closed parks within the Bureau of Meteorology's Mallee forecast district.
Parks closed on Code Red days
All State Forests in the area
Annuello Flora and Fauna Reserve
Big Desert Wilderness Park
Bronzewing Flora and Fauna Reserve
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park
Kings Billabong Park
Koorangie (The Marshes & Avoca Floodway) Wildlife Reserve
Lake Albacutya Park
Lambert Island Flora Reserve
Merbein Bushland Reserve
Murray-Kulkyne Regional Park
Murray-Sunset National Park
Red Cliffs Scenic Reserve
River Murray Reserves
Wathe Flora and Fauna Reserve
Wyperfeld National Park
Yarrara Flora and Fauna Reserve
Parks open on Code Red days
Lake Tyrrell Wildlife Reserve
Leaghur State Park
List accurate as of January 2014
07 Aug 2014
An endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll has been sighted in the Great Otway National Park for the first time in 24 years. Related to the Tasmanian Devil, and colloquially known as the ‘Tiger Quoll’, the animal was caught on a remote camera set up as part of an ongoing program by Parks…
30 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am
parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.
31 Aug 2014 9:30am-10:20am
A superb loop walk that winds through woodland, wet heathland & along boardwalks. Along the way you will encounter a variety of flora including hakeas, wattles, tea-trees, mistletoe, swamp bush pea and button grass. This guided walk is run by Friends of Bunyip State Park.
1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…
2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am
Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…