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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.

Dog regulations

Dogs are not permitted within most of Plenty Gorge Park, however there are three specific areas where dogs are allowed  on a lead.
These areas are :
  • Yarrambat Picnic Area (from Yan Yean Road to the Pistol Club road) Mel Ref 184 F3
  • Middle Gorge Picnic Area (from the carpark to Wattletree walk)Mel Ref 183 J12 
  • Wiltonvale  (only on the walking track, from Wiltonvale Rd to Hawkstowe Pde) Mel Ref 184 A4

Please clean up after your dog.

Dogs are not permitted in any other area of Plenty Gorge Park.


  • Beware of snakes in warm weather.
  • Swimming, jumping or diving into Blue Lake is not recommended as the water is cold and deep and may have submerged objects.
  • Yellow Gum Picnic Area including Blue Lake will be closed on Severe Fire danger rating (and above) for the Central Fire District
  • This park 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.
  • On days of Code Red Fire Danger parks and forests are not safe places to be. For your own safety, do not enter parks or forests and if you are already there you should leave the night before or early in the morning .
  • Fires (including barbecues) must not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban. For more information about Total Fire Bans visit the CFA website.