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Gold prospecting maps for Victoria's State and National Parks

Posted 31/07/2019 in Gold




Although most State and National Parks in Victoria are off limits for gold prospecting, some of them do have designated areas where prospecting is permitted. Prospecting is allowed in some areas within the following parks:
  • Beechworth Historic Park
  • Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
  • Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park
  • Enfield State Park
  • Greater Bendigo National Park
  • Heathcote-Graytown National Park
  • Kara Kara National Park
  • Kooyoora State Park
  • Paddys Ranges State Park
  • Reef Hills State Park
  • Steiglitz Historic Park
  • Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve
Parks Victoria provides a series of maps showing the designated prospecting areas within some of these parks. Download links for the available prospecting maps and some links to places of interest for these areas are provided on this page. 

Please note that prospecting is also allowed in most crown land, state forests, many reserves and private property with the land owner's permission. The following prospecting maps only provide information for these State and National Parks managed by Parks Victoria. For more information about land access rules in the surrounding areas, take a look at this information provided by Earth Resources

You may also find the following links useful (or keep scrolling down to browse through the gold prospecting maps for Victoria's State and National Parks):

gold prospecting maps for victoria's state and national parks

Parks Victoria are currently updating their website and prospecting maps for some areas are temporarily unavailable. This list provides links to all the maps currently available:

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Gold prospecting is permitted throughout most of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, with only a few small areas off limits. The area around Castlemaine was the world's richest shallow alluvial goldfield and is filled with fascinating historical sites.

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest throughout the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park include:

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

Gold prospecting is permitted in designated areas throughout the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, which is located near Beechworth. 

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park Prospecting Map - Please note that there is currently an issue with this map, as it does not show any designated prospecting areas. Hopefully this will be resolved soon and a new map uploaded to the Parks Victoria website.


Greater Bendigo National Park

Gold prospecting is permitted throughout most areas of the Greater Bendigo National Park / Bendigo Regional Park, with only a few areas off limits. 

Greater Bendigo National Park / Bendigo Regional Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:

Heathcote-Graytown National Park

Gold prospecting is permitted throughout most areas of the Heathcote-Graytown National Park, with only a few areas off limits.

Heathcote-Graytown National Park Prospecting Map


Kara Kara National Park

Gold prospecting is permitted in designated areas of the Kara Kara National Park. 

Kara Kara National Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:

Kooyoora State Park

Gold prospecting is permitted in designated areas throughout the Kooyoora State Park.

Kooyoora State Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:
Paddys Ranges State Park

Gold prospecting is permitted in designated areas of Paddys Ranges State Park, located near Maryborough. 

Paddys Ranges State Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:

Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve

Gold prospecting is permitted within designated areas throughout the Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve around Wedderburn. 

Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve Prospecting Map




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