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Parks Begin To Re-Open

Parks Begin To Re-Open

Image Credit: Parks Victoria

Most parks reopen for day visitors

Most Parks Victoria managed reserves, parks, beaches and historic places have reopened today for day visitors, while some sites remain closed to comply with physical distancing measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.

While some restrictions have changed the message has not, if you can stay at home, you must stay at home.

Groups must be limited to no more than 10, and physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained at all times.

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Some sites do remain closed to meet physical distancing standards, among those locally includes the 12 Apostles.

Some sites, such as 1.000 Steps/ Kokoda Memorial Walk, are reopening with significant modifications to manage physical distancing risks.

Parks Victoria managed picnic shelters and tables will be open for use. BBQ facilities, water fountains, playgrounds and outdoor gyms remain closed.

Parks Victoria Rangers will be patrolling open and closed parks, working with Victoria Police and authorised officers from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to monitor compliance with the Chief Health Officer’s directions. 

Camping and overnight activities are not permitted, and all campgrounds remain closed. Bushfire affected sites remain closed and seasonal road closures still apply.

For more information on park closures and affected visitor sites visit before you leave home.

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