Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Nature Park Reserve Management Plan

From the above management plan, the following is defined as best practice.

» Use virtual geocaching in preference to a placing a physical cache.

» Seek permission of the reserve manager prior to placing a physical cache in Canberra Nature Park.

» Do not locate caches off-track in Zone 1 areas, in dams, water courses, or cultural heritage sites.

» Do not move rocks or fallen branches.

» Do not dig holes or bury objects.

» Do not create informal tracks or damage vegetation. 

Community Caches

We recognise that there are certain caches that the community are interested in maintaining largely due to their age and location. For a cache to be maintained as a community cache under the following clauses the cache must be considered to be "significant", for this to occur it must meet the following criteria,

a) Be placed on or prior to 31st December 2004

b) Have a number of favorite points.

c) The cache still matches closely to the way it was originally hidden (no mint tins to replace an ammo can)

d) Have a cache owner that is no longer active.

e) Have a community member flag an interest in resolving an issue with the geocache before a reviewer has taken action upon the listing (Reviewer Note Warning, Disable Warning or Archive)

When a cache is community maintained the following will occur

a) Have a community that has expressed interest in maintaining the cache by posting a note to the cache page prior to any maintenance requests.

b) The community members will have the cache on a watch list

c) The community will promptly respond to any maintenance requests by prompting a note to the cache page after concerns are raised.

d) For any small changes to the listing such as removing attributes please contact the local reviewer

Australia Reviewers

Ngaambul (QLD), Jingeri (QLD), Tchingal (SA), Bunjil (VIC), Balayang (TAS), GeoAwareANZ2 (EarthCaches - Oceania)

About This Guide

The local laws and guidelines for geocaching placement vary from place to place. As community reviewers learn geocache placement policies for a certain location, they can add it here. This site may not be a complete or accurate list of land policies. These policies are made by the land owner or manager, they are neither the reviewer’s nor Geocaching HQ’s. This guide is just for reference, if no policies for the area you’re looking for are listed, that doesn't mean no policies exist. You must still obtain permission to place your geocache from the landowner or land manager,comply with all applicable laws, and follow the Geocaching Listing Requirements.

If you have an update, email the community reviewer(s) listed.


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