Planning an excursion?

ParkConnect is Parks Victoria’s online database for visitor communication and emergency management. Registering your upcoming trips and excursions through ParkConnect assists us to alert you to any park closures, storm damage or management activities such as planned burns that may affect your visit.

Please submit an online Education Group Activity form one month prior to your visit to let us know you’re coming.

Register with ParkConnect

Register your Bush Kinder Activity Plan

We’re so excited that you’re supporting young children to play and explore nature through Bush Kinder! Before you head out for your first session, you can register your visit schedule by creating a Bush Kinder Activity Plan. Submitting your visit schedule one month in advance helps us to better understand your plans, review your risk assessments and keep you safe in case of an emergency.

Whether you’re visiting once a week or once a month, the Bush Kinder Activity Plan will prefill your visit details according to the recurring pattern and schedule you select. This means you can submit just one form for the whole term, semester or year.

Bush Kinder Activity Plan

User Guides

How-to-guides are available to help you get the most out of your Education Group Activity form.

Resources to support your excursion

For excursion resources, and for more detailed information on planning a field trip, please visit the Parks Victoria Learning in Nature webpage.

Permit requirements

Planning a trip for over 100 participants or organising a sporting event such as cross country? The Education Group Activity form does not apply to groups of 100 or more, and you may need to apply for an Event Permit.

If you’re collecting data for scientific research you may require a research permit, particularly if taking or collecting samples in a national or marine park. Please visit the Research Permits ParkConnect page for more information on how to apply.

Volunteering opportunities

We have many exciting and diverse volunteer activities for you to get involved in. You can look for activity types that interest you or maybe an activity that is in a park close to you. Visit the Volunteer ParkConnect page for more information.