Camping and Recreation on Crown Land Water Frontages

Have your say on managing camping and recreational activities on Crown land water frontages to help ensure protection of the environment with fair enjoyment by all.

The public is already able to access licensed river frontages for recreation such as fishing. Parliament has recently passed amendments to the Land Act 1958 to remove the prohibition on camping on licensed river frontages.

Proposed regulations have been developed to manage camping and recreational activities on Crown land, which includes these licensed areas. These changes will allow for camping in appropriate areas from 1 September 2021.

The proposed regulations will allow recreational fishers to soon camp alongside our brilliant waterways while wetting a line with their friends and family.

We are confident that the final regulations can meet our needs as recreational fishers as well as balancing the needs of other stakeholders including licence holders, farmers and local communities and the environment.

The public are able to provide their input into the proposed regulations via the Engage Victoria website by completing a survey or uploading a written submission.

Consultation closes Monday 19 April 2021.

Drop us a line at if you’d like to contribute to the VRFish submission.

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