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Code red closures - South West

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 South West forecast district.

Parks closed on Code Red days

All State Forests in the area 

Anglesea Heath

Ararat Hills Regional Park

Bats Ridge Wildlife Reserve

Bay of Islands Coastal Park

Cape Nelson State Park 

Cobboboonee National Park

Crawford River Regional Park

Dergholm State Park

Discovery Bay Coastal Park

Floating Islands Flora and Fauna Reserve

Glenelg River - Fulham Scenic Reserve

Grampians National Park

Great Otway National Park

Kawarren Regional Park

Langi Ghiran State Park

Lower Glenelg National Park

Mount Buangor State Park

Mount Eccles National Park

Mount Napier State Park

Mount Richmond National Park

Peter Francis Points Arboretum F.R

Port Campbell National Park

Port Campbell National Park - 12 Apostles and Car Park

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve

 

Parks open on Code Red days

Lake Bolac Reserve

Lake Gillear Wildlife Reserve

Lower Homebush Historic Area 

 

List current as of January 2014

 

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Parks Victoria is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced commercial builders for the renovation of the historic Mount Buffalo Chalet. The much loved alpine icon building will benefit from the major renewal with construction works due to start early in 2015. The successful head contractor will undertake the major…

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Enjoy the great natural beauty of the Billy’s Creek area and learn some local history while enjoying a free guided walk run by Friends of Morwell National Park. The park is home to many species of native orchids, marsupials and birds, as well as relics of past land usage. Billy’s…

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19 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Combining rare coastal woodlands and a beautiful coastline, this loop walk immerses the walker in natural beauty and a real sense of remoteness. Come along and enjoy this free guided walk by the Friends of Edwards Point Coastal Park.

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Kooyoora Wildflower Show

20 Sep 2014 12:00am - 21 Sep 2014 12:00am

Local wildflower display, bus tours, presentations, photographic competition, plant and local products sales, activities and more. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be available. Location: Inglewood Eucy Museum 20 Grant Street North, Inglewood

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