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BTAC - Volunteers Needed 

Croanjingolong National Park

Parks Victoria need a lot of work to be done in this fantastic park. Camping from 10 June to 18 June is free. Parks Victoria will provide one to two BBQs over this period. Read more...

Goldfields Track - Yarra Ranges

Parks Victoria has asked BTAC if we can provide 12 volunteers to help with track clearing on Saturday, 13 May on the Goldfields Track in the Yarra Ranges. 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 ...
 

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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.