We are responsible for management of Victoria's public land. Covering over eight million hectares, this includes parks and reserves, state forests, alpine resorts, and catchments.

Traditional Owners have an active role in managing many parts of the state.

Victoria's public land estate includes places of diverse historical significance, from historic mining and saw mill sites in state forests, to historic courthouses in our cities and towns. The preservation of these places adds to the cultural identity of our state and its citizens.

Information to assist committees of management of crown land reserves is available as follows:

Committees of Management

Small (category 3) committees manage reserves of local significance.  Resources include good practice guidelines, model policies, guidance note, newsletters, induction video, etc.

Large (category 1 and 2) committees manage reserves of regional or state-wide significance.  They usually have annual revenue and/or a cash balance above $250,000.  These committees have additional obligations and should use the guidance notes and model policies in the support modules for major DELWP agencies.

Category 4 committees, such as incorporated associations, may, depending on the committee, find the guidance for category 3 committees or the guidance for category 1 and 2 committees more applicable and useful to them.

Additional resources are available for specific types of committees, for example, best practice guidelines for Caravan and camping parks on Crown land.  It is important to note that these guidelines are in addition to the Committees of management responsibilities and good practice guidelines, which are relevant to all committees.

Page last updated: 25/07/19