Minimal impact guidelines
Natural environments provide an excellent way for students to learn about themselves, the world they live in, and how humans and nature interact with each other. To help protect these natural areas it is important to make sure our activities have minimal impact on the environment.
The larger size of many school groups can have a significant impact on the environment. These guidelines are designed to allow schools access to the amazing diversity of Victoria’s natural areas while minimising the impacts to the environment and other park users.
The minimal impact guidelines for schools provides essential information for teachers planning a short or extended visit to a national park.
As part of Department of Education requirements, all schools are required to follow these guidelines at all times while visiting a park. For further details visit the Department of Education's website.