Bunurong marine national park located about 6 kilometres south west of inverloch in south gippsland this park covers 2100 hectares and. Within the waters one can discover a range of habitats including granite subtidal reef intertidal rock platforms and offshore sands.
Other marine protected areas in victoria are multiple use and allow for some forms of recreational fishing and include marine parks marine and coastal parks and a marine reserve.
Marine national parks victoria. The network is made up of 13 marine national parks and 11 smaller sanctuaries covering 5 3 of victoria s marine waters. Discovery bay marine naional park about 20 km west of portland and adjacent to discovery bay coastal park this park covers 3050 ha in the path of high energy waves. Marine national parks and marine sanctuaries protect representative areas of victoria s unique and diverse marine environments now and for the future.
It covers victoria s marine national parks and sanctuaries that protect a wide array of marine life. All forms of commercial and recreational fishing are prohibited in these areas. They complement our land based parks and reserves system which is an integral part of our way of life and economy.
The area is part of the largest coastal basalt formaion in western victoria and has a high diversity of interidal and. This means you can t. Parks victoria replaced many of the functions and absorbed the staff of the then department of natural resources and environment which managed national and state parks and melbourne parks waterways which itself was originally part of the former melbourne and metropolitan board of works which mostly managed urban parklands some of which were formerly mmbw facilities such as.
The many personal benefits of volunteering include learning more about plants and wildlife gaining new. Victoria s marine national parks 1. Dive to spear or collect fish or shellfish.
The many personal benefits of volunteering include learning more about plants and wildlife gaining new skills being in the outdoors improving health and well being and meeting new friends. Volunteering in parks is a great way to contribute to conserving victoria s special places. Victoria s network of marine national parks and sanctuaries stretches across the state coastline and each protecting portions of the diverse array of habitats and bioregions.
Victoria s network of marine national parks and sanctuaries dots the coastline from portland in the far southwest to picturesque mallacoota near the border with nsw. In total there are 24 marine parks and sanctuaries complemented by a small collection of marine reserves. All marine plants and animals in the network are protected.
Vast knowledge gathered by marine scientists over decades helped identify the areas that are included in the marine national parks and sanctuaries. Point hicks marine national park the granite cliffs of point hicks beautifully frame the marine park which represents victoria s far eastern marine environment. Volunteering in parks is a great way to contribute to conserving victoria s special places.
Fish from the shore or a boat. These parks and sanctuaries cover about 5 3 per cent of victoria s marine waters.