Monday, October 26, 2020  
News & Updates
Deer Control Program
Parks Victoria’s aerial shooting operation will return to Mt Buffalo National Park on Monday 26th October. Parts of the park will be closed from 26th to 30th October while this operation is underway (see map).

The main visitor access areas on the plateau will not be affected

The aim of the program is to remove deer and feral animals from priority fire-affected and adjacent areas, to give native species the best chance of recovery after fire.

Please visit the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about conditions in specific parks (

The program will be carried out under strict conditions designed to ensure safe, effective, and humane practices are implemented. Suitably qualified and experienced contractors will be engaged to deliver the work. It has been designed to ensure it meets the requirements to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure physical distancing and hygiene standards are maintained at all times.

If you require further information or have any questions, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or


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. Wear a mask unless you have an exemption or are under 12 years old and maintain COVID hygine..

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

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

Keith and Helen have advised that the Dingo Dell cafe will be open weekends 10 am to 5 pm over October 



For Abseiling, Caving, Bushwalking and other adventures at a range of locations around Victoria, see the Adventure Guides Australia Website at

For Gold Panning, Gold Battery Tours, Bus Guides etc at BRIGHT , see the Bright Tourist Guides website at

For gold Panning, Aboriginal Art Site Visits, Abseiling etc, see the Beechworth Tourist Guides Website at

For information about National Parks and other public land, see the Parks Victoria website at

For information on safety and competencies etc for the conduct of dependant Group Adventures on public land in Victoria, see the Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) webpage at

For information on caving standards and caving clubs see the Victorian Speleological Association Website at or the Australian Speleological Association Website at