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Camping bookings and fees

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Camping bookings and fees

Before camping in our parks and forests you need to book and pay for a camping permit.

How to book

You must book and pay for your camping permit before you arrive at the camping area. You can book in several ways:

Book well in advance for popular spots

The most popular camping spots are in high demand, especially during peak periods like public and school holidays. For these sites we recommend booking at least six weeks in advance. In some parks and forests you can book up to 12 months in advance.

The other option is to camp in an off-peak time, or at a less popular park.

Camping fees

From 1 July 2019, fees for camping permits in our national parks and other protected areas, forest reserves, state forests and recreation areas are:

  • $6.65 per person per night, or $26.60 per family per night
  • $3.65 per person per night for students and accompanying adults on approved educational excursions.

Family rate

A family group is defined as one or two adults and accompanying children under 18, up to a total of eight people. Children under five years of age camp for free.

Example one

Group: two adults + three to six children
Fees: one family
Total fee = $26.60 per night

Example two

Group: three adults + five children
Fees: one family ($26.60) + one adult ($6.65)
Total fee = $33.25 per night

Camping fees ready reckoner

Number of nights

Number of people

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

One family

1

$6.65

$13.30

$19.95

$26.60

$33.25

$39.90

$46.55

$26.60

2

$13.30

$26.60

$39.90

$53.20

$66.50

$79.80

$93.10

$53.20

3

$19.95

$39.90

$59.85

$79.80

$99.75

$119.70

$139.65

$79.80

4

$26.60

$53.20

$79.80

$106.40

$133.00

$159.60

$186.20

$106.40

5

$33.25

$66.50

$99.75

$133.00

$166.25

$199.50

$232.75

$133.00

6

$39.90

$79.80

$119.70

$159.60

$199.50

$239.40

$279.30

$159.60

7

$46.55

$93.10

$139.65

$186.20

$232.75

$279.30

$325.85

$186.20

8

$53.20

$106.40

$159.60

$212.80

$266.00

$319.20

$372.40

$212.80

9

$59.85

$119.70

$179.55

$239.40

$299.25

$359.10

$418.95

$239.40

10

$66.50

$133.00

$199.50

$266.00

$332.50

$399.00

$465.50

$266.00

All prices include GST.

Alterations, cancellations and refunds

We understand plans change and, with enough notice and if a site is available, you can often change your booking. If you're cancelling we can sometimes give you a refund but it's not guaranteed. Find out more from the operational policy (PDF, 89.3KB) .