Four Wheel Drive Victoria are reminding all that parks across Victoria have been significantly impacted following the storms and destructive bushfires which swept the state yesterday, Tuesday 13 February 2024, resulting in a number of park closures across the state. 

Park rangers are currently assessing storm damage to work out what recovery works are required to safely re-open the parks. Until those assessments and recovery works are complete, we must keep areas closed for visitor safety. Visitors are asked to remain away from the National Park as emergency services respond to the emergency situation. 

Grampians National Park remains closed to all visitors until further notice due to the current bushfires. All walks, campgrounds and visitor sites are closed, including the Grampians Peaks Trail. Emergency relief centres have been established in Stawell (Grampians Community Health Building) Patrick Street, and Ararat (Alexandra Oval) Waratah Ave.
Before you visit a park, always check the Parks Victoria website to ensure the park you are visiting is open and safe. Please use the Changes of Conditions page to find specific park closure information. 
Stay up to Date: Download the VicEmergency App to access community information and warning for all types of emergencies. Set up a user profile and watch zones to ensure you receive official warnings and information for areas that interest you. The GPS integration determines your current location and surrounding incidents.
Check before you go: 
•    Parks Victoria’s website for change of conditions on specific park pages to ensure the park you are visiting or destination you are travelling to if open. 
•    The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for weather conditions and warnings. 
•    Road Closures using Vic Roads – Traffic website 
•    Know the new Fire Danger Ratings
•    Leave early – firs can start and spread quickly in some conditions and the safest thing to do is leave.  
•    Monitor the fire and weather situation through ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV, and

Bushfire preparedness and safety is the responsibility of all Victorians. By taking the time to plan and prepare, you can reduce your risk and help keep you and your visitors safe. For further information please visit


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