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.
- Living with wildlife
- Where can I walk my dog on Phillip Island
- Regulations within Phillip Island Nature Parks
- Fly Neighbourly Advice
Living with wildlife
Living alongside wildlife can be extremely rewarding but may also present an unwanted human and wildlife interaction. The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) provides great advice for living with wildlife.
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.
Off-Leash Dog Areas - San Remo and Phillip Island Consultation
Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking community input on potential off-leash beach areas in San Remo, Cape Woolamai, Newhaven and Cowes.
Phillip Island Nature Parks has also made some proposals around dogs on beach areas at the Colonnades, Smiths Beach and Ventnor.
Find out more and have your say here or by filling out the survey here.
Phillip Island Nature Parks regulations
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.
Download the Phillip Island Nature Parks 2010 regulations.
Download the detailed Phillip Island Nature Parks map LEGL./10-005
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.