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Shine a Light for Parks at the Prom

On Saturday evening, November 2, we need you to join more than a thousand people to make a human sign on the beach at Tidal River, Wilsons Prom – a sign the Victorian Government can’t ignore.

We need your help to spell out the message ‘HANDS OFF PARKS’ on the beach, using a thousand torches at dusk.

Be at Tidal River beach by 6.30 pm on 2 November.

We want to send a clear message to the Victorian Government that private developments and other abuses of our national parks are not welcome.

We want to tell the government in no uncertain terms that the law it has just passed, allowing 99-year leases in national parks for private developers, is not on.

Hands off the Prom in lights

Join us at the Prom Melbourne Cup weekend!

Join the VNPA, Friends of the Prom and the Prom Campers Association at the Prom on Nov 2, Melbourne Cup Weekend!

To help us plan this event, we are asking you to fill in an online registration form. It will give us an idea of how many people will be coming, and what we need to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible.

We will send you a reminder email closer to the event with more information, including confirmation of details and what you will need to bring.

You can also download our info sheet for those attending the event.

There are a few options for the weekend you might like to consider:

Travel down for the day

Car share with some friends. Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory National Park is about three and a half hours from Melbourne, and you will be travelling back in the evening.


Join us on the bus: You can book a return bus journey from Melbourne to Tidal River for $45 per person. Please note bookings close Friday 25 October. For more details or to book download this form.

Book a cabin or campsite for the long weekend!

Bookings for Tidal River cabins and campsites over the Melbourne Cup Weekend are now closed.

However you can still find excellent accommodation outside the park. Visit Promaccom for ideas.

You might also try booking a spot in a caravan/camping park at nearby Prom Central, Foster, Waratah Bay, Walkerville, Sandy Point, Yanakie or Shallow Inlet.

– Please register and we’ll be in touch with more details

Learn more

Want to find out more about why we need to protect our parks?

– Visit our HANDS OFF PARKS page

– Support us, donate today

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