Conservation Plans and Reports

Our Conservation Vision, Plans and work programs operate within a framework shaped by informed research and National and State legislation.
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. 

                   Phillip Island Nature Parks regulations

Phillip Island Nature Parks operates under a set of regulations that guide how we:

  • Ensure the care, protection, and management of flora and fauna.
  • Preserve good order and decency.
  • Specify activities, issues permits, and set fees.
  • Provide improvements and services
  • Ensure the safety of everyone within our parks.

These regulations are updated every 10 years and the 2021 regulations are now in effect. These regulations have been modernised and are more comprehensive than the 2010 regulations. They are also supported by ‘set asides’ which are additional directives tailored to the unique conditions of the Nature Parks.

As Crown Land managers, we legally need to enforce these regulations and we thank the community and visitors for assisting us in protecting the people, wildlife, and environment of the Nature Parks. We can’t do it without you.

Download or view regulations  Download or view Set Asides

pdf1Download the detailed Phillip Island Nature Parks map LEGL./10-005


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

Our Plans:

Living with wildlife


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?


Phillip Island’s beaches and reserves are for everyone to enjoy. We are lucky to be able to visit many of these areas with our dogs. Observing signs and following regulations keeps people, dogs and wildlife safe.

Download the map and store it in your device so you can refer to it when exploring Phillip Island with your dog. 
(Updated December 1, 2021)

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.