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BTAC - Volunteers Needed

Wilsons Prom - 21 to 25 April.  Read more... 

Extended Navigation Training

A day of practical navigation to enhance your skills. Read more ...

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...
 
Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

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WALKSAFE

Means in the UNLIKELY EVENT of >> 

Bushfire

Prevention

The best way to avoid danger from a bushfire is to avoid walking at high risk times and locations. Before leaving home, check the weather forecast and fire restrictions. Minimize the use of campfires at any time and always take extreme care when lighting fires.

Action

If caught walking in the path of a bushfire:

  • Walk quickly, preferably downhill, looking for possible shelter.
  • Seek shelter from radiant heat which is the killer in a bushfire.Look for a stream or pool, a hollow in the ground such as an eroded gully or roadside drain, rocky outcrops or large log, a hut or building, or a large cleared or recently burnt area.
  • Cover any exposed skin with clothing (preferably cotton or wool), earth or thick bark.
  • Lie face down and breathe the cooler, less smoke filled air close to the ground. Drink water regularly to avoid dehydration.
  • Stay in your chosen shelter until the fire front has passed.
  • As a last resort, you may be able to run through low flames onto burnt ground.