Flood affected areas
Heavy rain, damaging winds and localised flooding across Victoria in 2010-2011 and 2012 has significantly affected conditions in some parks and forest areas.
The Change of Conditions section on individual park pages is regularly updated to reflect the most current conditions. Please check individual park pages for closure information.
The State Government acknowledges the vital importance of these areas for public recreation and tourism, and is endeavouring to assess, repair damage and safely open areas as soon as possible. In the meantime, some roads, visitor sites and walking tracks remain closed.
Reasons for closure may include:
- Hazardous trees, limbs and fallen timber.
- Damaged tracks, bridges, signs, recreation sites and other facilities.
- Unstable soils or stream crossings.
Once recreation sites and tracks have been accessed, risks removed and necessary facilities repaired or rebuilt, they will be re-opened to the public.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) is the control agency for flood and storm and provides emergency assistance to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood and storm emergency. For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
For current emergency warnings and advice, visit www.ses.vic.gov.au. During large-scale emergencies only, you can also call the VICSES Information Line on 1300 VICSES (1300 842 737).
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact SES through the National Relay Service at www.relayservice.com.au.
19 Jun 2014
If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do during the July school holidays, make sure you check out Parks Victoria’s Discovery Program at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Parks Victoria Team Leader, Lynden Costin said the program was a great way to get in touch with nature over the…
27 Jul 2014 9:30am-1:30pm
Friends of Dandenong Valley Parklands invite you to join them in planting shrubs under the trees in Shepherds Bush next to Nortons Park. BBQ lunch provided. Families welcome.
1 Aug 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm
Low key, fun, club level MTB racing
5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 5 August 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first shot fired in the British Empire in World War I. This shot was fired from Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement 6 at Fort Nepean on 5 August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes after war was declared…
6 Aug 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
Today is Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day and this Sunday is National Tree Day so h...Today is Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day and this Sunday is National Tree Day so head outside and get involved in a community tree planting event near you: www.treeday.planetark.org Who knows, the tree you plant might grow to be as big as this Mountain Ash one day! Timeline PhotosBig old Mountain Ash.View post | Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13.34
Great job by all the wonderful volunteers, including our Junior Ranger Coordinat...Great job by all the wonderful volunteers, including our Junior Ranger Coordinator Roellen!Timeline PhotosVolunteers from the Friends of the Helmet Honeyeaters have been braving the cold weather each day to provide supplementary feed to these critically endangered Victorians. Their fantastic work forms a key part of the Helmeted Honeyeater recovery program, which is allowing the wild population around Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve to slowly grow. Thanks to Roellen, one of the volunteers for this image.View post | Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16.26
Our partners at Conservation Volunteers Australia are in the running for a $5000...Our partners at Conservation Volunteers Australia are in the running for a $5000 grant towards the work they do for endangered bandicoots and would like your vote.Timeline PhotosThe bandicoots are crossing their tiny paws and hoping for your help - just click to vote and help us win $5,000 to look after them! http://sunsuperdreams.com.au/dream/view/help-protect-endangered-bandicootsView post | Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13.46
The snow continued to fall on Mt St Gwinear, Baw Baw National Park, over the wee...The snow continued to fall on Mt St Gwinear, Baw Baw National Park, over the weekend. Pictured are Ranger Craig Campbell in the new winter office and new addition to the team Ranger Snowman!View post | Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09.36
Elephants at The Royal Melbourne Zoo were the unexpected beneficiaries when a tr...Elephants at The Royal Melbourne Zoo were the unexpected beneficiaries when a truck carrying apples lost its load last Thursday and spilled off the road and onto the Main Yarra Trail. Unable to get machinery onto the trail, about 22 Parks Victoria staff spent most of the day removing the apples and other debris. They managed to retrieve about 30 boxes of apples which were put onto a barge and floated down the Yarra River to Burnley Harbour, then loaded onto a truck and delivered to Melbourne Zoo as a special treat for the Zoo’s elephants. Parks Victoria’s Ranger in Charge Dave Moore, who had spent most of Thursday collecting apples, was delighted to pay a visit to the Zoo to see the elephants enjoying their unexpected windfall. Photo credits: Elephant with apple by David Caird courtesy of the Herald Sun Other images courtesy of Melbourne Zoo.View post | Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11.51