Is camping free in Australia?

Whether you are simply ceasing in a roadside rest area for the night while traveling load distances, or searching for a shoreline or lake where free camping is allowed to spend an unwinding week or two, there are unlimited free camps in Australia.

Australia is an awesome nation for camping. With beautiful landscapes and sceneries, boundless expanses and beautiful flora and fauna, there are stunning camp grounds and experiences for all types of people.


Each state and territory in Australia has different rules around where freedom camping (and parking of campervans) is permitted and where it is not.


The best campgrounds are those we find on remote outback runs: at the end of dirt roads that rise to the top of small ranges for dusk and dawn views, and along lonely beaches. There are times and places when alternate accommodation is the main choice.


In capital cities and holiday spots like Broome, caravan parks provide a chance to spruce up, and when the weather turns ugly, like it did on the final leg of our NSW adventure – a good cheap motel usually does the trick.


Of course, always leave your campground clean, and pay your honesty box fees so that we can all enjoy these camps in the future. Stayed in groups which offer free or low costs campgrounds then shop and backing their businesses as a way for saying thank you.