Parks Victoria is a statutory authority responsible for managing more than 3,000 of Victoria’s diverse parks and waterways making up 18 per cent of Victoria’s landmass, 75 per cent of Victoria’s Wetlands and 70 per cent of Victoria’s Coastline.
We are committed to delivering works on the ground across Victoria’s park network to protect and enhance cultural and environmental values. Our primary responsibility is to ensure parks are healthy and resilient for current and future generations.
We play a role in fire and emergency management as a support agency as part of an integrated whole of government planning and response program. Under Forest Fire Management Victoria we work alongside the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, VicForests and Melbourne Water to prepare for, respond to and recover from bushfires on public land.
Parks Victoria also has a key role in supporting emergency services and other agencies in responding to events including marine and water incident response, search and rescues, flood events and cetacean strandings.
Parks Victoria works to rebuild and open roads, tracks and visitor facilities, restore and repair heritage and cultural sites and support the natural environment in its recovery following bushfires, floods and other emergencies.