Contact Us

Need any help or local advice on your trip along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail?

Pop in or contact one of the local Visitor Information Centers listed below for help with accommodation, where to eat, and what to do.

If you wish to contact the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail Committee of Management please complete the form below and we will endeavor to get back to you in 2-3 business days.

 

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Friends of the Rail Trail

We have a loyal network of trail users and supporters, including cyclists, riders, walkers, schools, and service groups, who assist the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail Committee of Management in its management and operation of the trail by:

  • Providing information about what needs doing along the trail, and about the use of the trail. i.e. Who uses it? What for? When do they use it? Where do they go?
  • Undertaking work to assist with the construction, maintenance, and marketing of the trail.

Involvement in the friend’s network provides opportunities for people to be actively engaged in the management of the rail trail whether it be as a social outlet, to give back to the community, to upgrade skills, for physical health and well-being, or to advocate for the trail.

Member interests are varied, and include:

  • the condition of the track
  • infrastructure along the trail
  • recreation and/or tourism
  • vegetation including planting and weed control
  • history of the former railway

We are always on the lookout for new members, groups, or individuals, so if this sounds like you please complete the form below.

Hold an Event on the Trail

Anyone who is running a public event on the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, must have an agreement with the GPRT Committee of Management. To enable the process to be completed on time you need to contact us at least 3 months prior to complete an Application in Principle, the first stage to an agreement to use the trail.

This enables the GPRT CoM to ensure we do not have a crossover of events, most importantly we need to ensure that you are covered for accidents or issues that may arise.

We also have information on the current conditions of the trail, so that we can support the best outcome for your event.

Fill out the form below to get the process started.

Licence/Lease Information Required

Information required to obtain Approval in Principal (AiP)
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • include an accurate map of the proposed area – DELWP can assist if you are unsure of area size.
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Reasons why the proposed tenure is not detrimental to the purpose for which the Rail Trail is reserved:
  • Will the proposal impact on public access to the reserve?
  • Anticipated impacts the tenure may have on the reserve’s existing values or those of surrounding Crown land eg. Impacts on other reserve users:
  • (Any additional requirements which are not already covered in the standard licence conditions.)
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