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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.

Fire affected parks and closures due to severe weather are listed here.

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

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Fire affected parks

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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...

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Testing the limits of wheelchair hiking

08 Jul 2016

A passionate adventurer, who hasn’t let disability stop him from living life to the fullest, is helping Parks Victoria test new equipment that could be used in the future to help others undertake more challenging hikes in National Parks. Campbell Message, who became a paraplegic after a car accident when…

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