Compliance and enforcement
The great majority of visitors to parks and reserve respect the environment and look after the facilities provided. Unfortunately a small number do act in ways that have a negative impact on the environment or affect the enjoyment of others.
To reduce this behavior many Parks Victoria staff are given authority under state legislation to enforce park regulations. This can involve enforcing legislation by responding to public complaints, conducting investigations, issuing fines and prosecuting cases through the courts.
Information from members of the public can help prevent our environment and park infrastructure from damage.
If you observe anyone causing damage to any park infrastructure such as buildings, gates or barriers or any other criminal activity such as theft from motor vehicles contact police on ‘000’.
If you have any information regarding environmental offences in a park such as damage to vegetation, cutting of firewood, carriage of firearms or taking of wildlife contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all offences it is most helpful to record vehicle details and registration numbers, an accurate description of any offenders and as precise details as possible of the location of any offence.
Use of concealed cameras on public land for compliance activities
Parks Victoria does use concealed camera technology on public land and in marine protected areas for the purpose of gathering evidence and information of people committing alleged offences. These offences include habitat destruction, theft of forest produce, illegal fishing and hunting activities, wildlife poaching, and rubbish dumping.
Concealed camera operations are run according to strict procedures and cameras are only installed by authorised officers at specific locations where alleged offences have been reported.
All concealed cameras are installed within the requirements of the Surveillance Devices Act 1999 and all information captured by cameras is handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000.
Images of a private nature not relevant to the alleged offences detected are destroyed.
12 Nov 2013
In preparation for the opening of the seasonal road closures, Parks Victoria staff along with fourteen members of the Mansfield Alpine Four Wheel Drive Club spent the past weekend clearing tracks in the Alpine National Park. A wild winter had taken its toll on tracks throughout the park with many…
15 Nov 2013 7:00pm - 2 Mar 2014 9:00pm
Fun, low key club mountain bike racing held on Friday nights over the Summer
7 Dec 2013 9:00am-12:00pm
Mountain bike race starting at Kurrajong Picnic Ground. Suitable for novice & junior MTB racers.
11 Dec 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm
Festive season has arrived! Why not kick off summer with family, friends and colleagues by signing up to Emma & Tom's annual Christmas Run? Put the stress of Christmas shopping aside to enjoy a fun afternoon by Albert Part Lake. Don't forget to bring your picnic blanket along with some…
11 Dec 2013 8:15pm-9:15pm
The bat count is held once a month at dusk when the whole colony of 10,000 -20,000 bats fly out to feed around Melbourne’s suburbs. New counters are very welcome and much appreciated. Experience is not necessary as training is provided on the night. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, dress…
A sincere thank you goes out to all of the dedicated volunteers who contribute t...A sincere thank you goes out to all of the dedicated volunteers who contribute their time and effort to the conservation of parks, gardens, rivers, caves and oceans around Victoria. We couldn’t do it without you. Happy International Volunteers Day.View post | Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12.03
Back from the Alpine National Park Bioscan - find out more about what it was lik...Back from the Alpine National Park Bioscan - find out more about what it was like in the field from ABC Rural | Bush Telegraph.Wildlife survey uncovers unique alpine creatureswww.abc.net.auCrayfish underneath alpine bogs, small mammals breeding themselves to death and native bees building a chimney can all be found in Australia's unique alpine environment.View post | Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15.29
If you’re looking for something a little different to do this Saturday 7 Decembe...If you’re looking for something a little different to do this Saturday 7 December then why not pack a picnic dinner, grab some chairs and bring the family to Days Mill Historic Farm, located at Days Road in Murchison, for a free movie night. Part of Activities in the Park, a series of free events that Parks Victoria runs in partnership with Greater Shepparton City Council from November till March 2014, the entertainment starts at 7.30pm with the Christmas themed movie ELF starring Will Farrell. For more information: http://bit.ly/1jiyOpJ Hope to see you there - Ranger Drue!View post | Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10.04
One of Victoria’s icon walks, the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing was officially...One of Victoria’s icon walks, the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing was officially launched last weekend. This 37km 3 day/2 nights walk links the resort villages of Falls Creek and Mt Hotham in the Alpine National Park. For further information visit our website: http://bit.ly/IHQaPaView post | Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16.18
We’re proud to be celebrating 21 years of International Day of People with Disab...We’re proud to be celebrating 21 years of International Day of People with Disability. Today Parks Victoria is at the 2013 Disability Sport and Recreation Festival @ Federation Square where an all terrain wheelchair will be on display and available for people to try. Festival information: http://bit.ly/19dKtP8 Further information about all-terrain wheelchairs: http://bit.ly/NYCsnHView post | Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10.43