Tourism on public land
Draft Guidelines for Nature-Based Tourism
The Draft Guidelines for Nature Based Tourism aim to facilitate investment in quality accommodation and related facilities that support nature-based tourism on public or private lands.
The guidelines emphasise principles of environmental sustainability and focus on the mechanisms for limiting impacts on the unique natural values of Victoria that the nature-based tourists come to enjoy.
Adventure Activity Standards
Victoria’s parks, reserves and forests provide numerous opportunities for adventure and nature based activities. However, it is important that adventure activities are undertaken in a manner that is safe for participants, providers and the environment, and helps protect providers against legal liability claims.
The Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are minimum standard guidelines for organisations conducting outdoor recreation activities for dependant groups (where participants have a level of dependence upon the leader(s)).
Public Land Tour Operator and Activity Provider Licensing
On 1 July 2011, new legislation came into effect, to establish a consistent licensing framework for commercial tour operators and recreation providers on public land. The new licensing regime helps protect the natural and cultural values of public land by managing access, use and environmental impacts.