What is the Parks Charge?

Noticed the Parks Charge on your bill? It's collected through your bill once a year and used by Parks Victoria to maintain and improve some of Melbourne's parks, trails and other facilities. Some of these include Arthurs Seat, Albert Park, Cardinia Reservoir Park, Lysterfield Park, Braeside Park, Point Nepean State Park, Dandenong Ranges National Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. See the full list of parks in Melbourne's south east supported by the parks charge here.

If you're a property owner, the charge will appear on your July, August or September bill, and it could explain why your account for that period seems higher than normal. In 2019-20, the minimum charge is $79.02

The Parks Charge is not related to the water and sewerage services that we provide to you. We collect it on behalf of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and it has been charged to customers since the 1950s.

For more information, visit Parks Victoria.

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