The concept of the Great Forest National Park is subject to ongoing discussions with the sovereigns of the First Nations. The concept of the GFNP assumes the sovereigns of this country to be the Boonwurrung / Bunurong, Taungurong, Wurundjeri and Gunai Kurnai and are the rightful custodians of the forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria. The project recognises their ongoing cultural beliefs, customs and practises. Sovereignty of these lands was never ceded.

The Great Forest

An ancient Australian forest invites us into her rapidly changing world where rare life is discovered and inevitable death unfolds.

Narrated by Joy Murphy Wandin AO, Senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin nation.

Written and Directed by environmental advocate and documentary filmmaker, Marli Lopez-Hope.


Help support our work in expressing the conservation needs and compelling opportunities that we could address through the establishment of the Great Forest National Park for Victoria.

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The Great Forest National Park is a large complex proposal, covering environmental impacts and the conservation of wildlife, economic benefits to the area and more. Visit our FAQ for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions
The traditional custodians of this country include the Bunurong (Boon Wurrung), Gunaikurnai, Taungurung (Daung warring) and Wurundjeri indigenous Australians. We acknowledge this land belongs to the sovereign people of the First Nations. This land was stolen from them and their sovereignty was never ceded. This park conservation plan is subject to ongoing discussions and approvals with relevant clans and corporations and fully supports and recognises all their cultural rights, control and access.


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