Unsurfaced roads and tracks in Victoria’s Parks are governed by the same road rules that apply to surfaced roads
Like any other road, you need to be fully licensed to drive on a National Park Track, and your vehicle needs to be road worthy
4WD motor vehicles and trail bikes are permitted in National Parks on approved tracks
Unfortunately Quad bikes cannot be registered for public road and track use in Victoria and as a result are not permitted in Victorian National Parks. Fines of up to $1000 apply
Drivers found travelling away from signed open tracks (ie. on closed roads, bushwalking paths, or through un-pathed terrain) risk serious fines
Parents of unlicensed children driving trailbikes, monkey bikes, quadbikes, go-karts, and motor vehicles in National Parks can also face heavy fines and in serious cases where injury or damage is caused, a court appearance. If in doubt, leave it at home
Please note that all Parks are attended regularly by Victoria Police and Parks Victoria Rangers to ensure each park’s facilities are responsibly enjoyed by all
Follow the Four Wheel Drive Victoria Code Of Ethics
Obey the laws and regulations for Recreational Vehicles that apply to public lands.
Respect the cultural, heritage and environmental values of public/private land, by obeying restrictions that may apply.
Respect our flora and fauna. Stop and look, but never disturb.
Keep to formed vehicle tracks.
Keep the environment clean. Carry your own, and any other, rubbish out.
Keep your vehicle mechanically sound and clean to reduce the environment impact.
Adopt minimal impact camping and driving practices.
Seek permission before driving on private land. Do not disturb livestock or watering points, leave gates as found.
Take adequate water, food, fuel, basic spares and a first aid kit on trips. In remote areas travel with another vehicle and have Royal Flying Doctor Service, or equivalent, radio contact
Enjoy your recreation and respect the rights of others.
Plan ahead and lodge trip details with a responsible person.
Support four-wheel drive touring as a responsible and legitimate family recreational activity. Consider joining an affiliated four-wheel drive club