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Safety and regulations


  • All the plants, animals, historic artefacts, and geological features 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.
  • Fires are not permitted
  • Motorised cycles are not permitted. 
  • Camping is not permitted.
  • Beach access along the ocean coastline or to Port Philip Heads Marine National Park is not permitted.
  • Access to the water from the land at the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is not permitted (this includes surfing and fishing).

  • Due to its fragility and past use as a military site, access is restricted to specific areas. Stay on defined tracks and observe fences, warnings and directional signage to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.
  • Portable gas barbeques may be used at the Quarantine Station only. Barbeques are not provided or permitted in any other area of the park.
  • Fishing from the shoreline is permitted at the Quarantine Station.
  • Designated boat landing areas are available in front of the Quarantine Station – refer to the Park Note for more information.
  • The use of remote control aircraft or ‘drones’ is not permitted.
  • Keep to designated tracks.

Dog regulations

  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted.


  • Some cliffs are unstable. Observe warning signs.
  • All beaches surrounding Point Nepean National Park have dangerous undertows and unexpected large waves. Swimming is not permitted.
  • There may still be unexploded ordnance in the Point Nepean area. Keep to roads and tracks and observe signs.
  • 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.

Cinnamon Fungus

Parks Victoria is working in conjunction with other State and Federal Government agencies to control Cinnamon Fungus and you can help too. Help stop the rot.