Volunteers Required - Trackwork

Langi Ghiran Water Race Circuit

26 August 2017 at 9.30am - 16 Volunteers required. Contact David Miller on

Federation Walk - 28 & 29 October


This years' Federation Walk is hosted by Melbourne Bushwalkers - planning is well ahead and bookings open on July 1. For further information follow this link.

Changes to the Packhorse Track

Many bushwalkers will have walked the delightful Packhorse Track that winds up through the forest from Howmans Gap to Falls Creek. There have been some changes to the track recently as part of Falls Creek's summer strategy. 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 ...

Member Discounts

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At the Threatened Species Summit on 16 July 2015, the Federal Minister for the Environment committed to releasing an action plan for the Leadbeater's Possum, after earlier in the year uplisting the possum from Endangered to the Critically Endangered category of the EPBC Act threatened species list.


A draft Action Plan was released on Friday 19 February. This plan replaces the plan published in 1997.


The plan is open for THREE MONTHS for comment.

Read more: Leadbeater's Possum Draft Recovery Plan 2016

Parks Victoria thanks everyone who attended the Community Information Days on 5 and 6 February at Point Nepean National Park or emailed the project team with comments, queries and suggestions regarding the Master Plan renewal.

As part of Phase 1 for the project, Parks Victoria reminds interested persons that submissions, surveys and responses should be submitted by Friday 4 March 2016. This will allow time to consider all feedback to help inform the draft master plan, which will be available for community review and comment mid-2016.

For further information on the project and how to have your say, please refer to the project webpage:


See also page 11 of the February edition of Bushwalking News Victoria.


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Deadline for the April 2015 edition: Monday 14 March 2016.


The statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or position of Bushwalking Victoria.


Editor: Joslin Guest


Bushwalking Victoria supports the Regent Honeyeater Project.


19-20 March 9-10 April 14-17 May


The nest box program has been in operation for over 14 years. 381 boxes are in place, with Squirrel Gliders and Sugar Gliders nesting in about two-thirds of them. An increasing number of boxes contain the Stringybark nests of the rare Brush-tailed Phascogale.


If you don't know what the Regent Honeyeater Project is about and to see what nestboxing is all about view the video on

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Read more: Regent Honeyeater Project Nest Box Weekends 2016