Camping in Queensland’s parks and forests (previously referred to as QPWS) require a permit and fees. All camping areas use the same fee structure and pricing.
Queensland National Parks camping fees as of December 2021: Person $6.85, Family $27.40, Child under 5 years free
A family is 1 or 2 adults and up to 7 children under the age of 18 to a maximum of 8 people.
The latest camping fees can be seen on the Queensland Parks and Forest website .
Some camping areas are popular, particularly during peak periods such as school holidays and long weekends. Booking in some cases is needed to be made months ahead.
Bookings can be made online using the Queensland National Parks Booking Service , using Queensland Parks Wifi (only available at some parks), self-service kiosks (only available at some locations), or over the counter at booking offices.
Some parks require vehicle permits in addition to camping fees. Vehicle permits can be purchased at the same time as the camping fees.
Permits are required to be displayed on your camping structure (or in your vehicle for vehicle permits). The permits need to be printed out, or obtain a booking tag and write the booking number on the tag. Tags are sometimes available at camping areas. If not, write the details on paper for display.