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Whilst out and about in the bush it is always important to remember to follow the ideals of Tread Lightly. An easy way to do so is to remember the acronym Tread.

 

Travel on trails

Four Wheel Drive Victoria is immensely proud and humbled by the selfless commitment of our Clubs and individual members who volunteer in all manner of activities and events.
Our volunteers play a part, including but not limited to,

Many of the places you visit whilst four wheel driving do not have bins for rubbish. Therefore, it is essential to follow Tread Lightly principles and take your rubbish out with you. No one wants to go bush only to see it covered in other people’s rubbish. Please remember-take it in, take it out.
Keep your rubbish out of the environment to keep it pristine as shown here.
📸 By Melbourne Jeep Owners Club
 
Queen’s Birthday is fast approaching which means another camp host opportunity is nearly here! It is an excellent opportunity for your club to promote itself and attract new members whilst, the presence of a Camp Host ensures that travellers have a point of contact for information and assistance. This presence is also aimed at reducing incidences of damage and anti-social behaviour by other park visitors and is greatly appreciated by our land managers.
📸 By Greg Rose of the Land Rover Owners Club of Gippsland

How do you know if your modifications you have carried out by yourself to your car are street legal? VicRoads specifies what can and cannot be done without certification. The following are modifications that may be performed without certification providing the modifications are carried out in accordance with the sub section 2

Are your recovery straps up to date with new safety legislation? After a two year transition period starting 1st January 2018 the Federal Government enforced a new standard for safe use of recovery straps which came into

An independent expert panel appointed to review the Wildlife Act 1975 is calling for public submissions to ensure the revised Act is fit for purpose and in line with Victorians’ values and expectations.

The Act, which protects and conserves wildlife, has not been reviewed since it became law more than 45 years ago.

The panel, chaired by Dr Deborah Peterson, was established in December 2020 by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio.

The review will consider the objectives and scope of the Act to ensure it provides a comprehensive, best practice legal and regulatory framework to achieve its key objectives of protecting wildlife.

The review will also consider whether the Act recognises and protects the rights and interests of

Affiliated Four Wheel Drive Victoria clubs receive many member benefits including:
🚙 Liability insurance
🚙 Track access permits
🚙 Discounted courses
🚙 Organized regular club trips
🚙 Life long friendships
🚙 Access to club knowledge
🚙 Full support from Four Wheel Drive Victoria
Plus many other benefits!
📸 By Lejoe Kuriakose from the Pajero 4WD Club

Four Wheel Drive Victoria has been advised of a conservation program in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and Black Range State Park between March and October 2021.

Heritage listed for its biodiversity and cultural values, the Grampians landscape is home to more than 800 indigenous plant species, a wide range of wildlife and the majority of Aboriginal rock art sites in south-east Australia.

To help protect this unique landscape, Parks Victoria regularly undertakes conservation programs to control invasive animals, including feral goats.