Bushland reserves

We manage a diverse range of bushland reserves, grasslands and roadsides with conservation values.

There are many outdoor places within the City of Greater Geelong.  Some of these have important environmental values and are managed as nature or conservation reserves.

The bushland reserves we manage spread from the Brisbane Ranges in the north, through a range of grasslands and woodlands, to coastal dune systems in the south.  The reserves can range in size from less than 1 hectare to over 100 hectares and each requires careful management to protect the environmental values.

Since European settlement up to 95% of all Indigenous vegetation has been cleared. With less than 5% left it is very important to protect and improve the quality of plants animals and ecosystems. Land based reserves can include:

  • Bushland reserves
    Land reserves which are managed for nature or conservation values. These can include remnant inland woodlands as well as those that fringe waterways and coastlines.

  • Roadside conservation reserves
    Roadsides can support some of the best remaining vegetation in our region and provide important corridors for wildlife to travel.

  • Grassland reserves
    Grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic plains are our most threatened ecosystem. It is extremely important to protect the small areas that remain.

There are also a number of environmental reserves in our region that are managed by other organizations such as Parks Victoria.

Many of our reserves are protected from disturbance by State and Federal Legislation. Activities such as using machinery, digging, and collecting firewood can be illegal.

To contact our Environment & Natural Resources Unit for advice please use the feedback section below.

Page last updated: Friday, 13 March 2020