You are here

Home > Safety


You can benefit both mind and body when you get outdoors to explore and experience Victoria's natural places.

To ensure that  you and your companions stay safe, always remember that the natural environment can be unpredictable. A bit of planning and foresight can make all the difference.

  • Always follow directions from park rangers or park signs. If a park or site is closed, entering the area could endanger you and your companions.
  • Keep to marked tracks and designated visitor areas, be aware of your own limitations and supervise children.
  • Always remember that wildlife is just that – wild. If you encounter wildlife, don't approach the animal, keep your distance and ensure children also stay back. 

Be aware and prepare

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are

Current fires

For information about current fires go directly to is the single source of information and advice to help Victorians prepare for, respond to

Fire affected parks

Updated: 11 Nov 2015 10.59 am Hit F5 to ensure you are seeing the latest details. Parks affected by fire There are currently no parks

Changed conditions and closures

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. Check for any changes affecting the park you intend to visit by going directly to the park

Damaged picnic table at Holey Plains State Park Click to view the news RSS feed.

Vandalism at Holey Plains State Park

19 Nov 2015

Parks Victoria staff were disappointed to find one of the picnic tables burnt by vandals over the Melbourne Cup weekend in Holey Plains State Park in Gippsland. Parks Victoria’s District Manager Central Gippsland, Helen Dixon said the picnic tables are provided for people to enjoy this lovely bush environment for…

View all latest news