Powered camp sites

Consistent with the 'back to nature' character of camping in WA parks, none of the campgrounds managed by this department has power to camp sites. However, some of the other places to stay in WA parks do feature powered camp sites.

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At some campgrounds campers' own generators may be used, and at certain times of day only. Permitted operating hours are indicated at the campground (usually 8am and 9pm, but may vary).

At others, they may not be used at any time, and a small number of larger campgrounds have separate generator and 'quiet' (no generator) areas.

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When choosing a portable power supply, consider the noise and other emissions of various generators and whether an alternative, such as solar, is viable.


You must be considerate of other visitors and the environment at all times and:

  • position it closer to you than to other campers

  • ensure cords do not cross areas used by other visitors

  • keep running time to a minimum

  • keep a clear space (at least 3m) around the generator

  • never leave a running generator unattended

Generators must not be used on TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS (see Emergency WA)

If you need a generator to operate a disability aid for medical purposes you may apply for exemption from general restrictions on their use - select type of enquiry 'Park entry fees, passes and concessions' on the contact us page.