Instead of staying in a caravan park, get closer to nature. Experience Victoria's natural environment by camping in a park or reserve. Explore, discover or just relax in these special places.
There are hundreds of camping grounds throughout Victoria, located in national parks, state parks and reserves. Standards vary from bush camping with little or no facilities, to serviced camping areas with flushing toilets, showers, tables, barbecues and laundries.
Parks where camping is permitted
Each year, over 2 million overnight stays occur in Victoria's parks, with families making up the largest user group. Within these parks there are almost 700 camping grounds.
Parks where camping fees apply
While most basic camping sites are free, there are around 120 camping grounds of higher standard where camping fees apply. These areas include Wilsons Promontory and some parts of the Grampians National Park and Great Otway National Park. Bookings need to be made in advance if you wish to stay at a camping ground where fees apply.
Bookings can also be made by phoning Parks Victoria on 13 19 63. Their office is open 7 days a week.
NOTE: No bookings are required for free camping spots. They cannot be reserved and they operate on a first come basis.
Foreshore camping at Rosebud, Rye and Sorrento
The Mornington Peninsula Shire manages the foreshore camping in these areas. Bookings can be made online or by phoning the foreshore camping team on (03) 5950 1011.