Collaboration with partners and volunteers
Parks Victoria is part of a large network of partners that work together to understand, manage and protect Victoria’s marine protected areas.
At Parks Victoria, we recognise the importance of community partnerships and stewardship. Our Healthy Parks Healthy People approach promotes both the wellbeing benefits of parks and the significant contribution that active and engaged communities provide for the health of the park system.
We value the contributions from Marine Care and Friends groups, community organisations and non-government partners who significantly contribute to both understanding and connection of Victoria’s marine protected areas, as well as actively supporting their management. These partners include Traditional Owner groups, research institutions, members of our Research Partner Program, the Victorian National Parks Association and many others.
Victoria’s marine protected areas are impacted by many threats such as marine pests or poor water quality that arise outside the parks. Partnerships with other government agencies are critical for supporting marine protected area management. We collaborate with partner agencies on compliance, investment, program delivery, pollution and biodiversity management for marine protected areas.
Key government partners include:
- Victorian Fisheries Authority
- Department of Enrivonment, Land, Water and Planning
- Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
- Department of Transport
- Heritage Victoria
- Environment Protection Authority Victoria
- Catchment Management Authorities
- Victorian Marine and Coastal Council
There is so much you can do individually or as part of a group to help look after Victoria’s marine protected areas through volunteer programs and other activities led by Parks Victoria and other partners happening around the state.
Take Personal Actions
- Get to know and share the love for your local marine protected area with your friends and family
- Take personal actions at home to stop litter and pollutants entering our waterways
- Adopt Clean, Check Dry to stop help the spread of marine pests
- Know and respect your park boundaries by using the “Can I fish here?” on the Vic Fishing app