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Parks affected by fire

Some parks currently have closures due to fire activity.

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Safety and regulations


  • All the plants and animals in the park are protected. Leave the park as you find it.
  • Bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you.
  • Firearms are not permitted.

Dog regulations

  • Dogs are permitted in most areas of the Dandenong Valley Parklands, except in the conservation areas and other sign-posted bushland zones.
  • Please consider the safety and enjoyment of other park users and wildlife by ensuring that your dog is restrained on a leash at all times.
  • Remember to clean up after your dog.


  • Jells Park has been assessed to have a low level of bushfire risk and the main visitor area (including the cafĂ©) will remain open on days forecast Code Red Fire Danger.

    As an exception, the conservation area behind Jells Lake will be closed for public safety on days forecast Code Red.

  • The remainder of the Dandenong Valley Parklands has been assessed to have a high level of bushfire risk and will be closed for public safety on days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating.
  • For more information on the location of parks within Bureau of Meteorology forecast districts and closures on days of forecast Code Red Fire Danger Rating, click here.
  • Solid Fuel BBQs are not permitted in the park at any time. Solid Fuel includes wood and charcoal/heat beads. Portable gas barbecues are permitted at any time except on days of Total Fire Ban.
  • Fires (including barbecues) must not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban. For more information about Total Fire Bans visit the CFA website.