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Vehicle access permits

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Vehicle access permits

Vehicle access permits

Before you get to the sand and start driving on Bribie Island, Fraser Island, Moreton Island, Cooloola and Minjerribah recreation areas, make sure:

  • your vehicle is fully registered
  • you have purchased a valid vehicle access permit and displayed it on your vehicle.

Purchase your permit

Vehicle access permit fees

Moreton Island Recreation Area

  • One month or less = $52.75
  • More than one month (up to one year) = $265.30

Bribie Island Recreation Area

  • One week or less = $50.60
  • More than one week (up to one year) = $158.00

Minjerribah Recreation Area

  • 1 month or less = $52.75
  • more than 1 month (up to 1 year) = $158.00

Changes to Minjerribah permits were effective from 1 November 2019.

Cooloola Recreation Area

  • One day
    • Purchased online = $13.20
    • Purchased over-the-counter = $19.90
  • One week or less = $33.50
  • One month or less = $52.75
  • More than one month (up to one year) = $265.30

K'gari (Fraser Island) Recreation Area

Note: Visitors may purchase a combined permit for K'gari (Fraser Island) and Cooloola. A 20% discount applies.

  • One month or less = $84.65
  • More than one month (up to one year) = $424.70

Fraser Island and Cooloola Recreation Area

  • One month or less = $82.80
  • More than one month (up to one year) = $415.40

Replacement or permit detail change

For all recreation areas except Minjerribah, you can request the replacement of a lost or destroyed vehicle access permit, or change the name, address or vehicle details, by emailing qpws@des.qld.gov.au. Attach the following documents to your email:

  • A copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle to which the permit currently applies.
  • A copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle to which the permit is now to apply.
  • Details of the new address (where applicable).

For Minjerribah Recreation Area ring (07) 3409 9668.

Vehicle access permit fee exemptions

Residents, landholders, visiting close relatives of residents, educational groups and workers who need to travel through the recreation area may qualify for a permit fee exemption.

Vehicle access permits are also not required for:

  • emergency vehicles
  • Commonwealth, state and local government vehicles (when used for official purposes)
  • vehicles authorised under a commercial activity permit or agreement
  • Inskip Peninsula or Green Island recreation areas.

Applicants will need to meet eligibility criteria. For more details see the operational policy (PDF, 92K)* (PDF, 101.3KB) .

Cooloola Recreation Area—Rainbow Beach residents

Residents of Rainbow Beach may apply for an exemption to travel through the Cooloola Recreation Area (CRA) to businesses and services in Tewantin.  Applications for an exemption must be supported by documentary evidence of the applicant’s principal place of residence and vehicle registration. Exemptions are not automatically renewed so applicants must apply for a fee exemption each year.

Read more about vehicle permit fee exemptions for Rainbow Beach residents.

Apply for an exemption

You can apply for a vehicle permit exemption in the following ways:

For Minjerribah recreation area, you can apply online or phone (07) 3409 9668.