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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:42

See Activities page for full details of all activities.

 Newsletter September-to-December 2014 (670 Kb PDF).


WHAT TO BRING: You will need old clothes and sturdy shoes, gardening gloves, a parka, or hat and sunscreen, and a water bottle. A cuppa is usually provided. You may also like to bring insect repellent. Tools are provided by Park staff. You don't have to stay for the entire session - even an hour of your time would make a valuable contribution to the Yarra Valley Park environment.

* Sunday 23rd November 2014 – 10am to 12 Noon – Montpelier Reserve (Mel 33 B2).

We will be collecting guards and stakes from a previous planting. Park at the corner of Bonds Road and Montpelier Drive, Lower Plenty, opposite house #1. Follow signs to the activity site.

* End of year BBQ, Wednesday 10th December 2014 – from 6:30pm – Westerfolds Park (Mel 33 F1).

BYO everything. BBQ hotplate and shelter provided. The BBQ will go ahead even if it is raining.
Enter Westerfolds Park from Fitzsimons Lane (Mel 33 G2), and then follow the signs to the Eucalypt Picnic Area, Red Stringybark carpark (Mel 33 F1).


* Plant nursery and Friends shed

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (November 12 & 26, December 10). Any time between 9am and Noon. Meet at Westerfolds Park Depot (Melway 33 F1). Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.


* No Committee Meeting in November - see you at the BBQ

Membership Form 2014-2015 (PDF 142 Kb)

For general information see our Friends' Brochure (PDF, 500 Kb)

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Welcome to Friends of Yarra Valley Parks

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:41

2014 Victorian Election

 What are the policies of the candidates towards the gutting of Parks Victoria?

Our group is very worried about the current treatment of Parks Victoria. Staff cuts and budget cuts have left the remaining Rangers struggling to effectively manage pest plants and animals, infrastructure, visitors and many other pressing needs. So while usage of our parks is increasing with population growth, the resources for managing them are ever-diminishing.

We sent letters/emails to the ALP, Liberal and Greens candidates for the seats of Eltham, Ivanhoe and Bulleen as well as the Upper House candidates for Eastern Metro.

See our letters and the responses we have received so far on our Notices page.





The Friends of Yarra Valley Parks is a group whose primary aim is to involve the wider community in conservation issues and activities within the Yarra Valley Parklands, Melbourne, Australia.

We believe that the Yarra Valley Parklands has the potential to become one of the great urban conservation parks.

Our activities include plant propagation, planting and weed removal.

We work with Parks Victoria rangers and focus our efforts in parks along the Yarra River from Burke Rd Ivanhoe upstream to Warrandyte.

The parklands area is the largest of its kind in metropolitan Melbourne, covering 1700 hectares. In addition to its wide variety of plant species this area includes the Yarra River, pockets of Australian bushland and heritage features such as aboriginal sites, an old apple orchard and remnants from early white settlement.

The parkland also provides the only suitable local habitat for native wildlife and some endangered indigenous plant species. We are very fortunate to have such a large park so close to Melbourne.

Please help us to preserve these parks and extend the bushland areas.