Camping Sites & Campgrounds Information Fraser Island

Visit our Fraser Island Camping Guide for more information about various Fraser Island campgrounds!

Camping On Fraser Island, Qld

The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) manages a number of formal campgrounds, informal beach camping zones and hikers' camps within Fraser Island Recreation Area in the Great Sandy National Park. The Fraser Island section of Great Sandy National Park is an e-permit camping area.

Camping permits are required and must be purchased before setting up camp - fees apply. A camping permit tag with your booking number must be clearly displayed at your campsite. Bookings can be made up to 3 months in advance - this is strongly advised during peak periods. Permits cannot be purchased from rangers on the island.

See our Fraser Island Camping page for more information.

Frequently Asked Fraser Camping Questions

Park-specific conditions

Open campfires are prohibited on Fraser Island except in communal fire rings provided at Dundubara and Waddy Point campgrounds.

Be Dingo-Safe! Read and heed all dingo messages in brochures and on signs.

Vehicles

Vehicle access permits must be purchased and displayed on the left hand side of the windscreen before entering Fraser Island Recreation Area with the exception of vehicles remaining within the boundary of Kingfisher Bay Resort & Village (KBRV). Penalties apply.

Permit pack and visitor information

After making your bookings, and before arrival, you must collect your permit pack from one of the following DERM offices.

* Tewantin - Great Sandy information centre
* Rainbow Beach
* Maryborough

Permit packs contain vital travel and safety information and blank camping and vehicle permit tags - simply enter your details and booking number in the spaces provided and display them as directed.
Keep informed - before arrival, read the visitor guide and Fraser Island Conditions Report (updated fortnightly) for the latest information regarding warnings and park closures.

See our Vehicle & 4WD Permit page for more information.

Large groups

Schools and large organised groups may require a Group Activity Permit and must book special group camping areas.

Group camping areas are only available at Dundubara, Waddy Point, Central Station and Cornwells camping zone.

Groups applying for camping (for school groups and other large, organised groups) must read the Teachers' and group leaders' package.

Before making your application, check the campground facilities and capacity limit information:

* Dundubara group camping area
* Waddy Point group camping area
* Central Station group camping area
* Cornwells group camping area

Contact EPA for more information about applying for a Group Activity Permit