The Electrical Trades Union of Victoria are opposed to the continual restrictions placed on their member’s recreational activities in Victoria and have instigated a political lobby group, the ” Outdoor Recreation Advocacy Group”. As part of this launch over 900 electricians walked off building sites in Victoria  on the 31st March 2023.
The PMAV have contacted the ETU and been welcomed into this lobby group to work together in ensuring ALL Victorians have access to their rights to responsible recreational activities free of over governance and restrictions.
Media Release HERE


Always in our hearts and minds, Rita Bentley (OAM) who passed away 15th July 2020. 
Her amazing lifetime devotion to fight for our rights to maintain access to our public forests on behalf of all bush users as well as the members of PMAV.
The PMAV committee going forward will not lose sight of her efforts as a legacy for her marvellous contribution and dedication into the future.

Minelab, with the nationwide assistance of state organisations representing prospectors, compiled the first of its kind, economic report into prospecting within Australia.
With almost $1Billion in GDP and over 5500 full time jobs, governments would do well to remember our contribution to not only the economy, but to the social and mental health benefits many Australian families get from prospecting.

Report Economic Contribution of Recreational Prospecting – Update July 2021

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