Local residents action

If you are a local resident; please write to your local mayor; council.

  • There are hundreds of climbers living and working around the Grampians, and as many again at Natimuk / nearby Mt Arapiles.
  • These locals contribute significantly to the local economy, and if climbers are unwelcome, will have little reason to continue to live and work in the area.
  • The climbing ban implemented by Parks Victoria is on a scale that is unprecedented in Australia and is extremely concerning to me as a local resident.
  • The Grampians and Mt Arapiles are regarded as offering some of the best rock climbing in the world, and we are confident it can continue in a sustainable manner.

Horsham Rural City Council
Mayor: Mark Radford
Civic Centre, 18 Roberts Avenue
PO Box 511, HORSHAM VIC 3402
Ph: 03 5382 9777

Northern Grampians Shire Council
Mayor: Kevin Erwin
PO Box 580, STAWELL, VIC 3380
Ph: 03 5358 8700

Southern Grampians Shire Council
Mayor: Mary-Ann Brown
Locked Bag 685, 111 Brown Street,
Ph: 03 5573 0444

Ararat Rural City Council
Mayor: Peter Beales
PO Box 246, ARARAT, VIC 2277
Ph: 53550200

Assist efforts in restoring access to world renowned climbing areas in the Grampians National Park