Public Safety Zones

Public safety zones are areas where access is closed or restricted to ensure public safety. Public access is not allowed while either a sign is displayed, DELWP staff, equipment, machinery or vehicles are present.

Due to severe weather impacts, selected state forests, reserves, campgrounds and tracks are now closed. A full list of all closures can be found below.

State forest and reserve closures

Gippsland

The period commencing from 19 June 2021 and ending on 2 July 2021 inclusive.

Aberfeldy / Nambruc State Forest
Alberton West State Forest
Allambee State Forest
Barkly River State Forest
Binginwarri State Forest
Brataualung Forest Park
Budgeree State Forest
Callignee State Forest
Gelliondale State Forest
Greenmount State Forest
Gunyah Rainforest Reserve
Jeeralang North State Forest
Mullungdung State Forest
Strzelecki State Forest Albert Block
Strzelecki State Forest Baromi Block
Strzelecki State Forest Boolarra Block
Strzelecki State Forest Darlimurla Block
Strzelecki State Forest Devon North Block
Strzelecki State Forest Jack Block
Strzelecki State Forest Jack River Block
Strzelecki State Forest Jeeralang Block
Strzelecki State Forest Jumbuk Block
Strzelecki State Forest Koornalla Block
Strzelecki State Forest Livingston Block
Strzelecki State Forest Macks Creek Block
Strzelecki State Forest Mays Bush Block
Strzelecki State Forest Middle Creek Block
Strzelecki State Forest Mount Tassie Block
Strzelecki State Forest Toora Block
Strzelecki State Forest Woorarra Block
Strzelecki State Forest Yinnar Block
Tanjil State Forest (Areas west of Tanjil River East Branch, south of Mt Baw Baw Tourist Rd, and north of Rowleys Ridge Rd)
Upper Goulburn State Forest (Areas within the Forest Fire Management Victoria Macalister District – south of Mt Skene & Snake Ck, east of Goulburn River & Champion Spur Tk)
Won Wron State Forest

Bruntons Bridge Campground
Cheynes Bridge Campground
Coopers Creek Campgrounds & Day Visitor Areas
Erica Mountain Bike Park
Horseshoe Bend Tunnel Walking Track
Huggetts Crossing Campground
Loch Valley Tramway Walk
Steel Bridge Walking Track
Wirilda Walking Track
Wombat Crossing Campgrounds

Loddon Mallee

The period commencing from 11th June 2021 and ending on 30th June 2021 inclusive.

Cobaw State Forest

Grampians

The period commencing from 11th June 2021 and ending on 31st August 2021 inclusive.

Wombat State Forest

Port Phillip

The period commencing from 13th June 2021 and ending on 31st August 2021 inclusive.

Pauls Range State Forest
Beenak State Forest
Yarra State Forest

Visit Parks Victoria to find out about park changed conditions and closures.

MapShareVic

MapShareVic is an interactive platform that provides maps and information of current road and track closures on public land, including state forests and parks. The maps also provide information on planned closures (e.g. roads, tracks or sites to be closed for maintenance or repair works). The information for visitor site and walking/mountain bike trails closures are for state forests only.

The interactive maps that you can enlarge to view your area of interest and allows you to click on closed roads or sites for more detailed information on their closure. You can search by place name, site or road name and create and print a PDF closure report with maps and text.

For those planning a trip to State forests, selecting the More To Explore tab to find key information on State forest recreation visitor sites and tracks and any closures that apply to the road, track and visitor site network. This map is updated by regional staff who maintain the data and enter any closures that may apply.

Visit the MapShareVic Help page to help you get the most out of the maps.

MapShareVic

Planned Burns

Public access is not allowed within a planned burn or other fuel management work area, ancillary works associated with these areas or within the 'safety exclusion buffer zone'. The safety exclusion buffer zone is a 150 meter buffer around these areas. Our Joint Fuel Management Program outlines where planned burns and other fuel management activities are planned.

Road Conditions

Closures will not indicate all the tracks affected by the normal seasonal pattern of accessibility. The condition of forest tracks can be variable due to environmental factors. Tracks may be blocked by tree fall during winter, especially in remote areas with low traffic. After rain, crossings may become impassable or extremely slippery. Be aware of weather history and forecasts, and exercise greater care under these conditions.

The DELWP and Parks Victoria Road Management Plan (PDF, 3.0 MB) specifies how these public roads are maintained, and the Review Report (PDF, 507.6 KB) describes the most recent changes to this plan. A small number of roads have specific maintenance specifications to suit visitors and other users.

Bushfire Code Red days

State forests and parks will be closed when Code Red days are declared. The latest information or updates on Code Red days and closures can be found at Parks Victoria or Vic Emergency.

Further information about Code Red days:

Code Red park and forest closure factsheet (PDF, 195.1 KB)

Code Red park and forest closure factsheet (DOCX, 288.4 KB)

Page last updated: 21/06/21