Four New Joint Management Parks

Gunaikurnai Country

Welcome to the Alpine National Park (Gunaikurnai Country), Avon Wilderness Park, Baw Baw National Park & Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park

As GLaWAC continues to re-negotiate the Gunaikurnai Recognition Settlement Agreement with the State of Victoria, we’re excited by the addition of four new joint managed parks as part of our Early Outcomes package.

From July 1st 2023, the Avon Wilderness Park, Baw Baw National Park, Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park and the Alpine National Park on Gunaikurnai Country are now joint managed by GLaWAC and Parks Victoria.

We continue the long and hard-fought path toward self determination, realising the goals of the Gunaikurnai Whole Of Country Plan, in honour of those who have come before and those who continue to make the aspirations of the Gunaikurnai heard.

As we work to create individual Joint Management Plans for each of the new parks, please click the images below to explore each of the JM areas via the Parks Victoria portal.

Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners jointly manage 14 parks and reserves within Gippsland. 

The Joint Management Agreement recognises the fact that the Gunaikurnai people hold Native Title and maintain a strong connection to Country. As custodians of the land, they are the rightful people who speak for their Country. 

These parks and reserves are cultural landscapes that continue to be part of Gunaikurnai living culture.