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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

For information about current fires go directly to www.emergency.vic.gov.au www.emergency.vic.gov.au is the single source of information and advice to help Victorians prepare for, respond to

Fire affected parks

Page last updated: 19 Dec 2015 5.10 pm Hit F5 to ensure you are seeing the latest details. Parks affected by fire Chiltern-Mt Pilot National

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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New wheelchair helping people enjoy the sun, sand and water

22 Jan 2016

“Tidal River also has accessible park accommodation allowing visitors with disabilities can extend their stay in the park. The Lasher beach wheelchair and the other all-terrain wheelchairs available at Tidal River can be booked through the Visitor Centre here at Tidal River.” Connect with nature through your favourite park. Healthy…

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