Information for parents

Junior Rangers is designed to get kids outdoors, having fun, and learning about Victoria’s wonderful parks, wildlife, and amazing natural and cultural heritage.

Parks Victoria’s Junior Ranger program provides fun, park ranger-led activities for children aged six to twelve and their families during school holidays and on some weekends. Parks Victoria also understands that not all children are able to travel to parks to participate in ranger guided activities but are still keen to learn more about Victoria’s natural environment. For that reason, we offer a number of Junior Ranger activities that kids can complete with their families in their own time, in a local park or reserve.

  • Children should bring a hat, drink, wear sunscreen, sensible shoes (no thongs) and clothing suitable for the activity and weather
  • Remember to bring your camera!
  • Junior Ranger activities may be cancelled due to bad weather, days of high fire danger or if staff are required for bushfire response
  • A parent or adult guardian must accompany children during all Junior Ranger activities – Rangers are not responsible for ‘minding’ children
  • Rangers are trained in Occupational Health and Safety and will advise children and parents of any hazards or risks at the beginning of the activity
  • Rangers carry first aid kits and radio or telephone communications at all times
  • Due to safety reasons, some Junior Ranger activities are only permitted for children of certain ages and/or have a limit of participant numbers. Please observe these before booking your child into the activity and book early to avoid missing out.


Child safety and wellbeing

Parks Victoria has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children. We are committed to child safety and wellbeing in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

Read more about our commitments to child safety here.

If you have any feedback on how we champion child safety and wellbeing, or would like to report an incident or make a compliant, please contact Parks Victoria through the Compliments and Complaints page.

If you would like to report an emergency child safety incident, please call ‘000’ to report the matter first.


Parks Victoria won the National Disability Award in 2011 under the Health and Wellbeing category and is implementing more access strategies for people with disabilities across the state.

For more information about how Parks Victoria is promoting accessibility and inclusion click here for updates.