Parks Victoria is a statutory authority, created by the Parks Victoria Act 1998 and reporting to the Minister.

Our estate covers more than 4 million hectares, or about 18 per cent, of Victoria. We manage the largest and most diverse collection of heritage places on public land in Victoria, with around 2,900 heritage assets and many places of National and State significance.

Our primary responsibility is to ensure parks are healthy and resilient for current and future generations. We manage parks in the context of their surrounding landscape and in partnership with Traditional Owners.

The Maldon State Battery consists of the remains of the former State Battery including buildings, machinery, artefacts, the Alliance shaft and associated mining machinery foundations, several large heaps of battery sand, and the site of the Joe Jenkins (the Welsh Swagman) house. The site's prominence forms a significant part of the Maldon mining landscape. The Maldon Sate Battery is listed on the Victorian Heritage Database.

Our collection

Maldon State Battery (2006)

The Maldon State Battery collection is comprised of machinery and tools related to the gold extraction process that was carried out at the battery.

Themes: Transforming and managing land and natural resources