Wilsons Promontory National Park 1973. Hikers at summit of Mt Oberon with Tidal River Campground, Norman Bay, Pillar Point and Tongue Point in background.

Building a National Parks Service for Victoria

Victorians and our park system owe a lot to Dr Leonard Hart Smith, whose account of his time as Director of National Parks is now available for free on our website. When Len Smith became...
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Philip Crosbie Morrison (left) played a major role in the formation of the VNPA and in working towards a better national parks system in Victoria. Photo: DSE Historic PlacesPhilip Crosbie Morrison (left) played a major role in the formation of the VNPA and in working towards a better national parks system in Victoria. Photo: DSE Historic Places

Conservation journeys – a short history of the VNPA

Victoria’s national parks and other conservation reserves are a gift to our children and grandchildren, the nation and the world. The natural land and sea areas of Victoria are irreplaceable. The...
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A group returns to the Darby Chalet after walking to Lilly Pilly Gully c. 1925. Photo: Historic Places, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria

A history of Wilsons Promontory

John Roslyn Garnet (1906-1998), known as Ros, was a scientist who had a distinguished career with the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories. Through his connection with the Field Naturalists Club of...
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Returning from Mt Feathertop summit.

Falls To Hotham Alpine Crossing 2016 Draft Master Plan

While we enthusiastically encourage broad community access to our national parks and reserves, and acknowledge the significant and growing role our parks play in supporting regional tourism, we do...
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Southern blue devil fish at Castle Rock. Photo: Natalie Manahan

2015 Great Victorian Fish Count

This report summarises the results of the fish count and provides a snapshot of the unique marine life found in Victorian waters....
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Hoodie chicks are tiny, and dwarfed by the heavy hooves of racehorses. Without protection they don't stand a chance against racing thoroughbreds.

Park Watch December 2016

Halfway through his first term of government, Premier Daniel Andrews looked like he had a premiership environmental team on his hands, then they dropped the ball on environmental protection by...
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Deer are spreading across Victoria into many sensitive habitats.

Inquiry into the control of invasive animals on crown land

In our submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land we call for more funding for Parks Victoria so that it can engage professional hunters toal with...
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Greater Glider. Photo: Pavel German/www.australiannature.com

Park Watch September 2016

Ingenuity, passion, commitment. They’re the hallmarks of so many people defending our parks and nature. In this edition of Park Watch we explore the threats of hard-hoofed animals munching,...
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