Covid-19 and WA National Parks and Reserves

COVID-19 information for national park sites and campgrounds 

The State Government has announced (Mar 27) that as of 12am Wednesday 1 April, all travel between regions within WA is banned. This will be enforced and contravening this ban will attract penalties. People must stay within their region. Regional boundaries mirror those of the regional development commissions. Due to their close proximity, the Perth and Peel regions will combine into one region.

 Travel exemptions include, but are not limited to, essential services work-related travel, and medical and compassionate reasons. People should stay home, not travel, and always observe social distancing requirements.

 As of today (27 March 2020) online campground bookings for Parks and Wildlife Service sites are suspended until further notice.

 Existing campsite bookings with a start date up to and including 31 May 2020 are being cancelled with full refunds. People with bookings will be contacted directly to arrange refunds. People are encouraged to reschedule their holiday once camping conditions return to normal.

 People already in campgrounds must make arrangements to return home as soon as possible. The only camping exemptions are for people with no fixed address, backpackers or travellers from overseas or interstate who are unable to return home or cannot find alternative accommodation. If you are in the Kimberley or parts of the eastern Pilbara, heed the restrictions that are already in place.

 For campers remaining in situ, consider that this is an evolving situation and travel restrictions may be further tightened. You should assess your ability to be self-sustaining for an extended period of time.

 National parks remain open at this time, aside from some sites within parks that would normally receive high numbers of visitors. However, visitors must heed the new intrastate travel restrictions.

 The following closures will take place at key attractions, facilities and tours where there are significant visitor interaction and shared facilities:

Kimberley

  • Geikie Gorge Boat Tour

Midwest

  • Monkey Mia Experience

Wheatbelt

  • Barna Mia Experience

Swan

  • Crystal Cave, Yanchep National Park
  • Yanchep Aboriginal Experience
  • Penguin Island Experience
  • Perth Hills Discovery Centre
  • Bibbulmun Track shelters
  • Munda Biddi Trail shelters
  • Serpentine Falls
  • All campgrounds in Lane Poole Reserve

South West

  • Calgardup Cave
  • Giants Cave
  • Bibbulmun Track shelters
  • Munda Biddi Trail shelters

Warren

  • Tree Top Walk
  • Ancient Empire Guided Walk
  • Bibbulmun Track shelters
  • Munda Biddi Trail shelters
  • Gardiner River and Banskia Camp huts

South Coast

  • Bibbulmun Track shelters
  • Munda Biddi Trail shelters

Nearer to Nature

  • All activities cancelled

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