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 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  

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.

For more information and to download the map check this page. Store it in your device so you can refer to it when exploring Phillip Island with your dog. 

Remotely Piloted Aircraft - Drones

Please note that pursuant to Regulation 32 of the Crown Land (Reserves) (Phillip Island Nature Park) Regulations 2021, a person must not operate any aircraft, whether piloted or remote controlled, 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
  • Pyramid Rock

Download 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.

Download the Fly Neighbourly Advice document for details.

 

Keep up to date with what the Environment and Research units of the Phillip Island Nature Parks' Conservation Team have been working on:

Bins on Boats

Bins on Boats Final Report_20211123

Threatened Species Update

Threatened Species Update 2020-2021

Threatened Species Update 2019-2020  

Koala Rehabilitation - WWF-Australia

Koala Rehab Update May 2020 

Nesting Shorebirds Report 

Nesting Shorebirds Breeding Season 2021-22

Nesting Shorebirds Breeding Season 2020-21

Nesting Shorebirds Breeding Season 2019-20

Conservation Updates

December 2022
June 2022
February 2022
Sept-November 2021
August 2021

June 2021
February 2021

Our Plans: