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Naturally Vic aims to promote responsible recreation and educate recreational users, such as campers, fishers and hikers, on best-practice guidelines to leave our great outdoors how they found it.
In Victoria, there is approximately 30,000 kilometres of Crown water frontage for recreational users to enjoy. Crown water frontages are a public asset and recreational use by the public is permitted. Some Crown water frontages are licensed for riparian management purposes or to allow adjacent landholders to graze livestock on the frontage. Other Crown water frontage is unlicensed.
The Land Act 1958 was recently amended by the Victorian Government to allow camping on certain Victorian river frontages. These changes apply to Crown land where a licence has been granted to the adjoining landowner for grazing. Designated camping sites on licensed areas will be assessed as suitable for camping and opened by the State Government.
There are different regulations for camping on licensed and unlicensed Crown water frontage. You can find out if you’re on a licensed Crown water frontage by using the MapShare website and learn the regulations on our Know the Regulations page.
Code of Conduct
VRFish, the peak body for Victorian recreational fishers, have developed the Naturally Vic Code of Conduct to support responsible recreation along our riverbanks and to provide guidance on how to do the right thing by the environment, our rich cultural heritage and the valued farming community.
Get on Board
Help support responsible recreation along our riverbanks and make your fishing experience even better.