Where to camp
Camping is only permitted in designated campgrounds to help ensure that the special experience of visiting WA parks can continue to be enjoyed by others now and into the future. Camping and park entry fees also contribute to that goal.
We encourage all visitors to check the information in this 'camping' section and to follow the simple principles of Leave No Trace to minimise the environmental impact of their visit.
Information on most campgrounds and other accommodation options in parks is included on this website. Campgrounds on WA's long distance trails are not included here, those facilities are exclusively for the use of bushwalkers and cyclists.
When to camp
Most campgrounds are open year-round. The exception is the Kimberley in the state's far north where many campgrounds and parks are closed throughout the wet season from November to April.
Around Perth and 'down south' (the 'Experience Perth' and 'Australia's South West' tourism regions and the south coast) most campgrounds are extremely busy during school and public holidays between Christmas and ANZAC Day (25 April), but all weekends in that period are popular.
In the rest of the state, it's the holidays from Easter to the Queen's Birthday (last Monday in September) that are busiest.
Online booking can be made for some of the most popular campgrounds up to 180 days before arrival.
Where bookings cannot be made
At other campgrounds, except for the busiest periods, camp sites will usually be available but vacancies cannot be guaranteed: always have alternatives in case your first choice campground is full when you arrive.
Instructions for payment are posted on notices at campgrounds and/or park entry points – usually cash only at staffed or unstaffed entry or registration stations, or direct to a ranger or other park officer.