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Lower Glenelg National Park is situated abutting the Victorian border with South Australia, almost midway between Adelaide and Melbourne and is very accessible to the public, either via walking, boating or cycling.

The park is home to a myriad of wildlife. Native animals include eastern grey kangaroo, rednecked wallaby, brush-tailed possum, koalas and echidnas. In the more remote areas rarer animals can be found such as heath rats and potoroos. There are also small colonies of wombats.

Some more common birds include emus, as well as herons and ducks. Less common species are the spotted quail thrush, ground thrush, azure kingfisher and the endangered rufus bristlebird.

If you wish to camp in either the Lower Glenelg National Park or Discovery Bay Coastal Park, booking can be made through the Nelson Visitor Information Centre 08 87384051 or via

NO Shooting is allowed within the park. Fire Arms are PROHIBITED.

NO Pets are allowed in the park and fines apply. Feral cats and other domesticated pets ravage the native animal population.

Licenses are required to fish and the river is patrolled by park inspectors. All fishermen are urged to fish for sustainability and take only what they need.

Rubbish collection
No rubbish can be left in the forest and the state parks policy is not to provide bins. Consequently you are asked to take your rubbish away from the forest and beach area for disposal.

Cultural Heritage
The Glenelg is the traditional Boundary of the Boandik and the Gunditjmara People. Its Aboriginal name is Bochara. Both groups of people have inhabited this area for many thousands of years enjoying the rich variety of foods found in the bush and on the coast. Descendants of these people continue to live in the area and celebrate their traditional and spiritual connections.

Protected Species
All native plants and animals are protected.
Please do not disturb or remove any plant, animal or artifact. Protect the environment by keeping to the walking tracks at all times.

Snake Bite
The area is home to number of highly venomous species. Generally, watch were you walk and remember that these reptiles are nocturnal and that they do inhabit the banks of the river and estuary and the beach. Most snakes do not seek out humans but if disturbed may attack.
Snake bites kits and information are available from the Information Center and you are advised to carry one with you.
If bitten:
• Wrap the limb with a bandage
• Keep the patient still and quiet
• Call an ambulance if possible ( OOO) or
• Go immediately to the nearest hospital

Minimal Fire Safety – Fire Ban Info
Fire bans will occur regularly in summer. These are notified on the boards in the towns and via the media and by calling 1800 240 667.
It is your own responsibility to know if it is a Fire ban.

DO NOT LIGHT FIRES in the forest area unnecessarily and then only in provided camp sites. Ensure they are extinguished when you leave.

If you think you see a forest fire REPORT this on OOO.

If there is an existing fire situations leave the area early if possible.

Generally on hot dry windy days it may be safest to avoid travel in the parks.

Remember, there may be limited network coverage for mobiles.
To be connected to Police, Ambulance or CFA, key in 112 then press the YES key

Lower Glenelg National Parks website

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