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Code red closures - Central

On days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating all parks identified as 'high bushfire risk' will be closed for public safety.

Those sites that have been assessed to have a low level of risk or actions have been taken to reduce the bushfire risk will remain open on Code Red days.

See below for a complete list of open and closed parks within the Bureau of Meteorology's central forecast district.


Parks closed on Code Red days

All State Forests in the area 

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens 

Arthurs Seat State Park

Boomers Nature Conservation Reserve

Braeside Park

Breamlea Flora and Fauna Reserve

Brimbank Park

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Bunyip State Park

Bushy Park

Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve

Cardinia Creek Parklands

Cardinia Reservoir Park

Churchill National Park

Conglomerate Gully Flora Reserve

Coolart Historic Area

Creswick Regional Park (incl St Georges Lake)

Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve

Dandenong Ranges National Park (Mount Danadenong Observatory remains open)

Devilbend Reservoir Park

Enfield State Park

Fingal Picnic Area

French Island National Park

George Tindale Memorial Gardens 

Grantville Nature Conservation Reserve

Greenvale Reservoir Park

Haining Park

Hepburn Regional Park (includes Mount Franklin)

Holden Flora and Fauna Reserve

Inverleigh Flora Reserve

Jubilee Historic Area

Kalorama Park

Kilcunda - Harmers Haven Coastal Reserve

Kinglake National Park

Koomba Park

Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve

Lal Lal - Bungal Historic Area

Lang Lang Bushland Reserve

Lang Lang Education Area

Langwarrin Flora & Fauna Reserve

Lerderderg State Park

Long Forest Flora and Fauna Reserve

Long Gully Bushland Reserve.

Longridge Campground

Lonsdale Lakes Wildlife Reserve

Lysterfield Park

Macedon Regional Park

Maribyrnong Valley Parklands

Maroondah Reservoir Park

Meredith Education Area

Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve

Mount Charlie Flora Reserve

Mullum Mullum Park

National Rhododendron Garden

North West Western Port Nature Conservation Reserve

Nortons Park

Ocean Grove Education Area

Organ Pipes National Park

Pauline Toner Butterfly Nature Conservation Reserve

Pirianda Gardens 

Plenty Gorge Park, including Yellowgum (Blue Lake)

Point Cook Coastal Park & Cheetham Wetlands

Point Nepean National Park

Punchbowl Coastal Reserve

RJ Hamer Arboretum BBQ area

Salt Lagoon, St Leonards Wildlife Reserve

Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve

Serendip Wetlands Education Facility

Shepherds Bush

Silvan Reservoir Park

Smiths Gully & Peter Franke Nature Conservation Reserve

Steiglitz Historic Park

Sugarloaf Reservoir Parks

Swan Bay-Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve

T Hill Flora Reserve

The Gurdies Nature Conservation Reserve

The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve

The Spit Wildlife Reserve

Trentham Education Conservation Reserve

Upper Yarra Reservoir Park

Warbdullah/Bannockburn Bush Nature Conservation Reserve

Warneet Natural Features Reserve

Warramate Hills Nature Conservation Reserve

Warrandyte-Kinglake Nature Conservation Reserve

Warrandyte State Park - Jumping Creek Reserve, Koornong Reserve, Norman Reserve and Pound Bend

Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee River Regional Park

William Ricketts Sanctuary 

Wonthaggi Heathlands Nature Conservation Reserve

Woodlands Historic Park

Wrights Forest

Yan Yean Reservoir Park

Yarra Ranges National Park

Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve

You Yangs Regional Park


Parks open on Code Red days

Albert Park

Anderson Inlet Coastal Reserve

Andersons Mill, Smeaton Historic Area

Banksia Park

Bass River Mouth & Reef Island Nature Conservation Reserve

Birrarrung Park

Candlebark Park

Freshwater Swamp Edger Road WR

Gresswell Nature Conservation Reserves

Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park

Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve

Jells Park 

Karkarook Park

Limeburners Lagoon (Hovells Creek) Flora Reserve

MaribyrNong River

Mount Dandenong Observatory

Patterson River

Pettys Orchard

Pipemakers Park

Point Gellibrand Heritage Park

State Coal Mine Historic Area

Toorourrong Reservoir Park

Wattle Park

Werribee Park

Westerfolds Park

Westgate Park

Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Flats

Yarra River

 

List updated January 2014

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