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Flood affected areas

The State Government acknowledges the vital importance of park areas for public recreation and tourism, and endeavours to assess, repair damage and safely open areas as soon as possible following storms and floods.

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, sites are immediately re-opened to the public.

The Change of Conditions section on individual park pages is regularly updated to reflect the most current conditions. Check individual park pages for closure information. 

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 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

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1000 Steps temporary closure

17 Oct 2016

Parks Victoria will temporarily close the 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk in the Dandenong Ranges National Park for three weeks from Monday 14th November 2016 for upgrade and maintenance works. Walkers will still be able to access the summit of One Tree Hill from the Ferntree Gully picnic ground…

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