The CANOPY – Eco Sleeper Pod pilot is an exciting initiative from Parks Victoria, designed to help protect our environment for the future by connecting more visitors with the natural beauty of Victoria’s parks.

The pilot program will run for three months. During this time, we want to get feedback from visitors like you about the design, amenity, accessibility and visual impact of the pods, as well as the kinds of activities you’d like to experience.


Eco Sleeper Pods can help increase the accessibility of our parks. We’re seeking feedback from current and prospective visitors with a broad range of abilities. This will ensure we provide an inclusive experience that enables visitors with a disability, their families and carers to get the health and wellbeing benefits from visiting a state or national park.

About the CANOPY Eco Sleeper Pods

Using sustainable practices and environmentally-friendly materials such as renewable timber, Eco Sleeper Pods sit lightly in their surroundings. The pods being tested during the pilot program are from the following Australian architectural firms – JAWS Architects + Pod Matrix, and Troppo Architects + Oscar Building, with the addition of CABN for the overnight experience testing.

Read the Project Information Summary to learn more about the pilot program. Diagrams and drawings showing details of the pods' designs and materials are also provided below.

Read the Project Information Summary to learn more about the pilot program. Diagrams and drawings showing details of the pods' design and materials are also provided below.

How to participate

Visit a display pod in a park or read about them here, and then provide your feedback via the survey below. The survey is open until 31 May 2018.

CANOPY – Eco Sleeper Pods will be on display to the public on the following dates:

  • Albert Park Lake, Grand Prix 22-26 March 2018
  • Point Nepean National Park Information Centre near the Quarantine Station, 14-30 April 2018
    Thursday-Monday, 10.30am-2.30pm


Parks Victoria seeks your feedback on the Eco Sleeper Pods’ design, amenity, accessibility and visual impact, as well any other comments you have about the introduction of sleeper pod accommodation.
1. Have you visited one of Parks Victoria’s CANOPY Eco Sleeper Pod displays? Required
2. Have you reviewed the supporting documents – including the visual illustrations, floor plans and information sheets? Required

Please comment on the style, layout, amenities and visitor experience.

4. What is your overall level of support for the introduction of the CANOPY - Eco Sleeper Pod experience? Required
5. If you were to stay in an Eco Sleeper Pod, what other optional add-on experiences would you like to see offered as part of your stay? Required
6. The Eco Sleeper Pods are transportable. In what types of locations would you like to see them based? Required

How do you think the introduction of Eco Sleeper Pod accommodation might impact visits for the following users?

9. How often do you visit Victoria’s parks? Required
10. How often do you stay overnight in a park? Required
11. What is the main reason for your interest in Eco Sleeper Pods?
12. Do you have accessibility requirements or limitations which impact your ability to access Victorian parks? Required
13. If yes, would an accessible Eco Sleeper Pod make you more likely to stay in park?
14. How satisfied are you with Parks Victoria’s engagement process in terms of opportunities to get involved and provide your views? Required
15. Have you engaged with Parks Victoria on other projects in the past 12 months? Required

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.