Ballots and peak season bookings

Most campgrounds can be booked all year round up to 18 months in advance, however, peak season holiday periods in some parks are available for bookings at different times of the year. Peak season periods fill quickly. Camping over Easter, Labour Day and Christmas can be particularly popular so be prepared and mark the dates in your calendar.

Summer ballots

Camping during the summer holiday season at Tidal River in Wilsons Promontory National Park is allocated via an online ballot system. This is not a 'first in, first served' process. The ballot is a random selection and all entries are considered equal regardless of when they are submitted during the ballot period, making this peak season booking process as fair and equitable as possible. The 2020 ballot period will run from 9am Wednesday 1 July - 9am Wednesday 15 July 2020.

Peak season release dates

Advance online bookings apply for other selected holiday periods at the following locations. Peak season periods fill quickly and bookings will be accepted on a first in, first served basis.

The 2020 summer peak season release dates are to be confirmed.

Labour Day weekend 2020

Wilsons Promontory National Park (Tidal River)
Bookings open: 9am, 5 February 2020
Stay period: Labour Day 6 – 8 March 2020

Great Otway National Park (Blanket Bay campground)
Bookings open: 12pm (noon), 5 February 2020
Stay period: Labour Day 6 – 8 March 2020

Easter weekend 2020

Wilsons Promontory National Park (Tidal River)
Bookings open: 9am, 11 February 2020
Stay period: Easter 9 – 12 April 2020 (4 night minimum stay)

Great Otway National Park (Blanket Bay campground)
Bookings open: 12pm (noon), 11 February 2020
Stay period: Easter 9 – 12 April 2020 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park (Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek, Peachtree Creek Reserve, Mueller Inlet and Thurra River)
Corringle Foreshore Reserve
Bookings open: 12pm (noon), 12 February 2020
Stay period: Easter 9 – 12 April 2020 (4 night minimum stay)

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