COVID-19 Update

Last updated: 4:00 pm 18 February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The Victorian Government has announced changes to restrictions from 11.59 pm Wednesday 17 February.

For more information about changes to restrictions, visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.

Restrictions and closures

Check individual park pages before you travel.

Restrictions/closures are in place for the following parks:

Western Victoria

Eastern Victoria

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • Point Nepean National Park (Fort Nepean and buildings open, some underground tunnels and gun emplacements closed for safety-related maintenance)

 

Bushfire-affected sites will remain closed.

 

Common questions

 

Staying safe when visiting parks

Fitted face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces and outdoors if you cannot maintain 1.5 metres physical distancing from other people, unless you have a lawful reason not to.

Visitors are responsible for their own hygiene. Park visitors are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitiser as soaps are not provided, wear fitted face masks, and practice good hygiene.


Can I go camping?

Yes, you may go camping, provided you meet public health requirements.

See our camping and accommodation for availability.

Visitors staying making group accommodation bookings must meet household size limits, with a maximum 5 people in addition to host family..

Please note the following for camping on Parks Victoria-managed land:

  • Parks Victoria will collect contact details which can be used as a source of contact tracing if necessary.
  • Please be aware that there may be restrictions or changes in place at the campground to allow for physical distancing.
  • Visitors can also book camping throughout 2021 except for peak season bookings.
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What park facilities are open?

  • BBQs are open
  • Cafes and kiosks are open for dining and takeaway
  • Drinking fountains and water bubblers are open
  • Gym equipment and fitness stations are open
  • Playgrounds are open
  • Rotundas and picnic tables are open
  • Toilets are open with increased cleaning requirements.


Can I hold an event in a park?

Events may be held for groups of up to 20 people, subject to park availability. See the event booking page for more information.


Can I participate in / hold a tour in parks?

Tours may resume, provided they meet public health requirements and subject to LTO licencing agreements.


Can I participate in volunteering activity in parks?

Volunteering activity is permitted provided activities meet public health requirements.


For up-to-date health information, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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