Campaign Success to Allow Camping on Crown Land

New laws will permit camping on licensed Crown Land water frontages that have grazing licenses for the first time after Legislation passed through the Legislative Council.

VRFish is elated its ‘Public Access to Public Land’ campaign and advocacy has delivered the opportunity for Victorian families to camp alongside our amazing waterways while wetting a line.

The changes to allow camping on Crown Land water frontage will come into effect from September 2021.

A key priority for VRFish is to continue to protect our rights to appreciate public land and fishing in Victoria’s outdoors.

VRFish will continue play our part in dispelling unfounded fears, confusion and widespread misunderstanding about the public access requirements to Crown Land water frontages.

Public consultation will see regulations developed with the input of stakeholders including fishers, licence holders, farmers and local communities.

VRFish looks forward to recreational fishers having the opportunity to participate in this upcoming consultation process so that the right balance can be struck while maximising the camping and fishing experience.

VRFish will further demonstrate its leadership on this topic by leading the development of Code of Practice to ensure a responsible recreation ethos is practiced while fishing and camping on Crown Land.

The Victorian Fisheries Authority will install gates and signage to Crown Land entry points to help people safely access those areas.

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