Thursday, September 24, 2020  
 
News & Updates
COVID 19 INFORMATION FROM PARKS VICTORIA
18-09-2020 

In regional Victoria, you may take part in any normally allowed exercise or recreational activity, provided physical distancing limits of 1.5 metres are followed and in groups of no more than 10 people. 

You cannot enter an area in metropolitan Melbourne.

While exercising outside you should avoid sharing exercise or activity equipment and bring your own hand sanitizer and other hygiene supplies.


BUSHWALKS AT MOUNT BUFFALO
16-09-2020 
Only the Dixon's Falls and Back Wall walking tracks are still closed after the Bushfires early this year. These tracks are in the process of being repaired and having burnt bridges etc replaced and will be reopened a soon as is practical.

All other walking tracks are open



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ALPINE DINGOES AT MOUNT BUFFALO

Dingoes have been seen at Mount Buffalo for many years. Parks Victoria rangers have recently noticed dingoes in areas popular with visitors. This is likely to be a result of dingoes searching for food. Visitors have also been seen feeding dingoes which encourages them to approach people.

Julien Atherstone, Area Chief Ranger, Ovens said: "It's important that visitors do not feed or interact with dingoes as they are wildlife that should not be confused with or treated like domestic pets

Julien also said: Dingoes are listed as a threatened species in Victoria and protected on public land if beyond 3km of private land. The dingoes sighted at Mount Buffalo are beyond 3km of private land.

NOTE - Parks Victoria supports the wild dog control program that DELWP currently implements at the base of Mount Buffalo to protect livestock from the impact of wild dogs. The Wild dog control program is developed by DELWP in partnership with the community.

DO NOT FEED OR INTERFERE WITH DINGO'S OR OTHER WILD ANIMALS