French Island National Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
French Island National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Former maritime beacon, French Island National Park.jpg
Former maritime beacon, French Island National Park, November 2017
French Island National Park is located in Victoria
French Island National Park
French Island National Park
Nearest town or city Melbourne
Coordinates 38°19′51″S 145°23′18″E / 38.33083°S 145.38833°E / -38.33083; 145.38833Coordinates: 38°19′51″S 145°23′18″E / 38.33083°S 145.38833°E / -38.33083; 145.38833
Established 28 June 1998 (1998-06-28)[1]
Area 111 km2 (42.9 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Website French Island National Park
See also Protected areas of Victoria
Map of French Island, Victoria, Australia

The French Island National Park is a national park located in the Greater Melbourne region of Victoria, Australia. The 11,100-hectare (27,000-acre)[1] national park is situated 61 kilometres (38 mi) southeast of Melbourne on French Island within Western Port and accessible only via water.


The park comprises a diverse range of habitats including mangrove salt marshes and open woodland.[2]

The adjacent 2,800-hectare (6,900-acre) French Island Marine National Park compliments the French Island National Park by protecting extensive sea grass beds, mangroves and mud flats that provide habitat for fish, waterbirds and invertebrates.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "French Island National Park Management Plan" (PDF). Parks Victoria. October 1998. p. 12. ISBN 0-7311-3130-4. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database CAPAD08". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities. Commonwealth of Australia. 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "French Island National Park Visitor Guide" (PDF). Parks Victoria (PDF). July 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.