This page is one stop shop for costs of parks and where to obtain a pass. Unfortunately for us as patrons of the parks each state has their own way about going about it however some states have some worthwhile holiday or annual passes. We’ve tried to come up with a summary to make life easier for you. If you are a concession holder then it is probably worth checking if you are eligible for a discount in each case.
Passes in WA can be purchased individually ($12 per car at the time of writing) in each park however a more cost effective way for those travelling in WA Parks for more than about a week is to get an annual or holiday (4 weeks) pass. Park passes can be purchased here.
If you are an RAC member, you can obtain a discount on the Holiday Pass, the Annual All Parks Pass and the Concession Annual All Parks Pass when you purchase them from the RAC member benefits website go to. If purchasing a annual WA membership you will cover the cost of the membership by the savings on the park pass alone!: www.rac.com.au/parkpasses.
Camping fees are charged on top of the above and prices can be found here
NSW has the option to buy a annual pass which covers vehicle entry to all parks. This basically covers entry to 45 parks which usually cost upwards from $8 per day to enter. Info can be found here
Good news for some pensioners/concession card holders – they can get exemption using this form
Vehicle passes are not required for the majority of the parks. There are some exceptions: Moreton Island Recreation Area, Bribie Island Recreation Area, Minjerribah Recreation Area, Cooloola Recreation Area and Fraser Island Recreation Area. Information on these can be found here
Camping in QLD national parks can be booked using this link
NT doesn’t charge entry for most of the parks. Exceptions are: Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Kakadu National Parks. Passes for these parks can be purchased here (for NT residents there are some exceptions)
Tasmania also offers passes for holidays or annual use. These can be purchased on the Spirit of Tasmania, park offices or online here. Information on the passes can be found at this link
Victoria currently does not charge vehicle entry to parks. There are however a number of campground which now charge. An online booking system for booking camp sites can be found here
Vehicle entry, camping, accommodation and permits for some parks and camping can be found here