ESTA Emergency Markers at 1000 Steps – Dandenong Ranges National Park

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1000 Steps Walk (Trail) in Dandenong Ranges National Parks continues to be one of the most popular bushwalking trails attracting both locals and tourists from afar due to its convenient location from Melbourne.

Other regions around Victoria are creating their own 1000 steps and trails to attract local tourism too.

However don’t be fooled, as this picturesque forest trail set in the Dandenong Ranges National Park can be life-threatening for those who underestimate its steep terrain.
Officially called the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk built in the early 1900s, this is a preparation activity for those looking to undertake the ‘ultimate goal’ Kokoda Track.
Statistically, ESTA Emergency Services reports 1000 Steps as the highest call-taking location for Emergencies in Victoria.
Pre-COVID statistics were on the rise, and attendances are anticipated to be greater when Lockdown restrictions are eased in Melbourne.
People visit 1000 Steps Trail and surround to:
  • Enjoy a famous and popular Tourist Attraction
  • Go for a walk to get some fresh air
  • Challenge themselves through exercise
  • Train for a mountain climb or hike
  • Beat a previous personal goal/record
  • Jog or exercise with friends

However, they are unaware of its danger.

Due to this trail being 3km in length, both steep and narrow with a little less than 1000 actual steps, numerous Emergency Markers have been strategically placed on this walk to assist Emergency workers in better understanding the fastest way to access their patients.

For Risk Mitigation, it is vital to look after your family, friends and community.

Your Duty of Care is to make sure you not only install Emergency Markers at remote and challenging locations but also place numerous visible Emergency Markers strategically so Emergency responders are provided with accurate information for the fastest access to a risk situation.  

Educating your local community is also one of the best risk mitigation activities you can currently undertake pre Holiday season too.


Should you have any questions related to existing or new Emergency Markers please do not hesitate to contact us at or 03 9466 5200.