Flood affected areas
Heavy rain, damaging winds and localised flooding across Victoria in 2010-2011 and 2012 has significantly affected conditions in some parks and forest areas.
The Change of Conditions section on individual park pages is regularly updated to reflect the most current conditions. Please check individual park pages for closure information.
The State Government acknowledges the vital importance of these areas for public recreation and tourism, and is endeavouring to assess, repair damage and safely open areas as soon as possible. In the meantime, some roads, visitor sites and walking tracks remain closed.
Reasons for closure may include:
- Hazardous trees, limbs and fallen timber.
- Damaged tracks, bridges, signs, recreation sites and other facilities.
- Unstable soils or stream crossings.
Once recreation sites and tracks have been accessed, risks removed and necessary facilities repaired or rebuilt, they will be re-opened to the public.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) is the control agency for flood and storm and provides emergency assistance to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood and storm emergency. For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
For current emergency warnings and advice, visit www.ses.vic.gov.au. During large-scale emergencies only, you can also call the VICSES Information Line on 1300 VICSES (1300 842 737).
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact SES through the National Relay Service at www.relayservice.com.au.
17 Feb 2014
The discovery of healthy populations of two bio control agents released up to 15 years ago has boosted the prospects for biological control of English Broom. Dr Robin Adair, an expert in the biological control of weeds, was commissioned by Parks Victoria last year to assess the establishment and impacts…
12 Mar 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…
15 Mar 2014 9:00am - 16 Mar 2014 5:00pm
The Back to Steiglitz community art group will have an exhibition in St Paul's church, Steiglitz. There will be 4 artists displaying their works in a variety of mediums and styles. Historic buildings will be open to the public. The Back to Steiglitz group will provide food and drinks for…
23 Mar 2014 9:00am-3:00pm
Help create koala habitat and learn about koalas. Enjoy a day helping Koalas in the wild. Search for koalas, monitor their behaviour, remove weeds from their habitat and take records of all other wildlife seen, all in the company of a highly experienced Koala Researcher. Part of the day is…
23 Mar 2014 11:00am-3:30pm
Live.Grow.Explore. Community Day brings community together to explore their broader backyard and to learn more about sustainable lifestyle choices in one of Melbourne's most extensive landcare and reinvigoration corridors. This FREE family event and BBQ lunch showcases many sustainable education stalls. The day includes Vasili Kanidiadis of Vasilis Garden to…
Introducing the newest recruit to join the Werribee Park horticultural team, See...Introducing the newest recruit to join the Werribee Park horticultural team, See Me. He is from the Karen people of Burma and lived for 15 years in a refugee camp before coming to Australia. See Me is being sponsored by Matchworks and will be working with us for the next 11 months while he completes a Certificate Three in Horticulture. We’re celebrating the many park connections with Victoria’s rich multicultural community during Parks Week. http://ow.ly/ui2jQView post | Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16.14
Clean Up Australia Day events at Kalimna Park and Golden Point Reserve last week...Clean Up Australia Day events at Kalimna Park and Golden Point Reserve last weekend resulted in 4 cubic metres of rubbish being removed from the bush in and around Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers for their efforts on the day. http://ow.ly/uhMnvView post | Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11.43
During Parks Week we’re celebrating increased access for people of all abilities...During Parks Week we’re celebrating increased access for people of all abilities to enjoy Victoria’s parks. Thanks to all who have been testing out the all-terrain wheelchairs that are now in many of our most popular parks. Whether it’s taking in the stunning views in the Grampians or at Wilsons Prom, enjoying time at the beach or experiencing the Great Ocean Walk, it’s great to see they are being put to such great use! http://ow.ly/ufr0PView post | Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15.50
Don’t forget to check out all the fantastic ways kids and families can connect w...Don’t forget to check out all the fantastic ways kids and families can connect with nature during Parks Week and beyond. Become a Junior Ranger, go camping, explore your local park or get involved in some of the many other activities on offer. http://bit.ly/1dj0WXI Remember to share your favourite park photos with us. Post to our timeline to be included in our inspirational Park Photo Album on Friday.View post | Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13.55
Celebrate Parks Week with us from today until 9 March and enjoy all that nature...Celebrate Parks Week with us from today until 9 March and enjoy all that nature and our beautiful parks have to offer. To help inspire you, our rangers have given us some of their favourite photos to share. We’d love to see your park photos too. Post to our timeline to be included in our inspirational Park Photo Album on Friday.Inspiring park picsCelebrate Parks Week with us from today until 9 March and enjoy all that nature and our beautiful parks have to offer. To help inspire you, our rangers have given us some of their favourite photos to share. We’d love to see your park photos too. Post to our timeline to be included in our inspirational Park Photo Album on Friday.View post | Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14.15