Need To Know – Camping In Victoria

16/11/2016

When organising your next camping trip, its important to find out if there are any rules or regulations for that state regarding camping and also the numbers of emergency services in that area. Below are a few bits of important information you’ll need for any trips you may be organising in the state of Victoria.

CAMPSITES

There are several campsites through-out Victoria, in reserves, parks and national forests. While these have a variety of amenities, its important to note that some of these sites may charge fees or require you to book ahead of your arrival. The Parks Victoria website has a great directory, listing every possible campsite in Victoria and a list of all the campsites which require you to book ahead.

Campsite Directory

Bookable Campsite Directory

RULES & REGULATIONS

Each campsite in Victoria will have their own rules and regulations regarding camping, please ensure you do your research and check your campsite/s, using the Parks Victoria campsite directory ahead of time.

ENVIROMENTAL CARE

It’s important that when you go camping you ensure that you leave your campsite in the same condition that you arrived. this protects our wildlife and forests but also lets others enjoy their experiences in the great outdoors. Below we have some suggestions on how you can maximise environmental care on your trip.

  • Leave pets and firearms at home
  • Light fires only in designated fireplaces, or use a gas or fuel stove
  • Observe total fire bans
  • Remember that all native plants and animals are protected
  • Keep to roads and tracks
  • Take your rubbish with you

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

When you go camping, regardless of location you should always keep a list of emergency services on hand, here are some of the ones we recommend for camping in Victoria.

  • Parks Victoria – 13 19 63
  • State Emergency Services Victoria – 13 25 00
  • Emergency Services – 000 (for Fire, Police or Ambulance)

Safe travels on your trips around Victoria.

Updated 12 Sep 2017

REFERENCES
VISIT VICTORIA (2017). CAMPING, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. [ONLINE] AVAILABLE AT: HTTP://WWW.VISITVICTORIA.COM/THINGS-TO-DO/OUTDOOR-ACTIVITIES/CAMPING [ACCESSED 12 SEP. 2017].

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