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.
14 Jul 2014
A job that would have taken Parks Victoria Rangers Kirraly and Dannica hours to complete was done in less than half an hour thanks to some new volunteer hands at Brimbank Park. It was hard rubbish collection week, and someone had decided to use a heap of materials left in…
1 Aug 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm
Low key, fun, club level MTB racing
5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 5 August 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first shot fired in the British Empire in World War I. This shot was fired from Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement 6 at Fort Nepean on 5 August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes after war was declared…
6 Aug 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
6 Aug 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…
We’d like to say a special thanks this World Ranger Day to all of our fantastic...We’d like to say a special thanks this World Ranger Day to all of our fantastic rangers who help to care for Victoria's parks. They do an amazing job that includes a huge variety of work. Whether it's helping to fight fires, cleaning up after floods, building new tracks and trails, monitoring native animals and plants, controlling pest species or helping visitors to enjoy their stay, the list is endless! Thank you!View post | Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16.53
Timeline PhotosHRH Prince William the Duke of Cambridge gives his important World Ranger Day message and strong support to the world's rangers, who are the front-line of conservation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpt6vN0vwV0View post | Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16.35
Timeline PhotosToday is World Rangers Day - a perfect day to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all these extraordinary people taking care of and protecting our natural environment. At @[161854162881:274:Greenfleet] we work with Rangers for many of our native reforestation projects, like the forest we planted in Kinglake National Park, Vic. "Ion and Tony, Rangers in charge of Kinglake National Park pictured below, are two of the most passionate people I've ever met. Their work goes beyond protecting the Park and they play a key role in bringing the community together in this beautiful part of Victoria. It's always great to catch up with them and I can't wait to work with them for our upcoming planting days in the Park!", said Aline, our Marketing Coordinator.View post | Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13.10
Today is World Ranger Day and we honour those park rangers who have lost their l...Today is World Ranger Day and we honour those park rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and celebrate and acknowledge the brave, tireless, and critical role of the planets park rangers in protecting our world’s natural and cultural treasures. World Ranger Day 2014 - July 31st - The Thin Green Line Foundationthingreenline.org.auA message from Sean Willmore (Founder of The Thin Green Line Foundation & President of the International Ranger Federation) The 31st of July each year is the one day, more than most, that we ask the world community to pause, reflect and honour those park rangers who have lost their lives in the line…View post | Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10.57
Recent storm damage at Brimbank Park had the team busy cleaning up and removing...Recent storm damage at Brimbank Park had the team busy cleaning up and removing debris. Some of the work involved chain-sawing, and the team were about to tackle one tree when Ranger Kirraly spotted this pair of Tawny Frogmouths. Not wanting to disturb these important and beautiful new residents, the team have rescheduled the works until these locals decide to pack up and make another tree their home.View post | Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13.39