Conservation Plans and Reports

Our Conservation Vision, Plans and work programs operate within a framework shaped by informed research and National and State legislation.
Phillip Island Nature Parks is governed under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978. Crown Land Reserves (Phillip Island Nature Park) Regulations 2010 are listed in full in the Victorian Government Gazette, S179 17 May 2010, and provide an excellent tool for management of Crown Land on Phillip Island. 

View the regulations and detailed Nature Parks map:
pdf1Download the detailed Phillip Island Nature Parks map LEGL./10-005

pdf1Download the Phillip Island Nature Parks 2010 amended regulations.

View the cutting-edge publications produced by our team of world-leading researchers here.

Our Plans:

Living with wildlife

Striking the balance between the actions needed to protect and conserve wildlife and the actions needed to manage the impacts from wildlife presents a challenge for us all. 
We will work together for viable and creative solutions in line with the Victorian Government’s Living With Wildlife Plan and Biodiversity 2037 framework. 

Legislation specific to Phillip Island Nature Parks has been introduced for protection and conservation purposes, and to provide for the enjoyment and safety of visitors to Phillip Island Nature Parks.
  • Where can I walk my dog on Phillip Island
  • Regulations within Phillip Island Nature Parks
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft - Drones
  • Fly Neighbourly Advice
  • Penalty notices

Where can I walk my dog on Phillip Island?
Where and when you can walk dogs on Phillip Island’s beaches and public reserves is restricted for the protection of native wildlife and for the amenity of other visitors. 

pdf1Download the "Where can I walk my dog?" brochure.


Remotely Piloted Aircraft - Drones 

Please note that pursuant to Phillip Island Nature Parks regulations 2010, Part 3, Section 17, it is not permitted to fly a drone or aircraft within any of the areas managed by Phillip Island Nature Parks, without a permit issued by the Phillip Island Nature Parks. This includes recreational areas including, but not limited to:

  • The Nobbies
  • Cape Woolamai
  • Rhyll Inlet
  • Summerland Peninsula
  • Swan Lake
  • Forrest Caves

pdf1Download the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's Fly-Safe Guide

Fly Neighbourly Advice

A Fly Neighbourly Advice was introduced on three sites within Phillip Island Nature Parks to protect environmental areas including a large Australian fur seal colony, sensitive seabird and shorebird breeding, feeding and roosting sites of national and international importance. The Phillip Island Fly Neighbourly Advice recommends a minimum flight height of 1500 feet within one nautical mile of the sensitive wildlife habitats. The FNA document is updated twice a year, and provides maps and details recommended for the sensitive sites. 

pdf1Download the Fly Neighbourly Advice document for details.

Penalty notices
Phillip Island Nature Parks can issue penalty notices of $141.61 for non-compliance of Crown Land Reserves (Phillip Island Nature Park) Regulations 2010 as listed in full in the Victorian Government Gazette, S179 17 May 2010. Penalty fees are set by the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.