Camping in Victoria
Victoria’s parks have some great places to camp and there is something to suit all tastes. Choose from fully serviced sites with luxury tents to remote locations with nothing but bush. You’ll find every option in Victoria's backyard. With over a hundred parks to camp in, there's plenty of choice.
Drive in, relax and enjoy campgrounds that offer car-based camping where you can park your car next to or near to your tent. Some remote campground are accessible only by foot, canoe or 4wd. And in some you can even bring your dog!
Facilities and camping fees vary across all parks in Victoria so be sure to plan ahead and book early to avoid disappointment. Peak season periods apply at some of the more popular campgrounds so check information regarding release dates and minimum stay requirements. Visit the Booking information page for further details.
Camping in Victoria's National Parks
Where will you wake up next?
Use the map below to explore all the campgrounds available where bookings are required in advance.
Point Nepean Discovery Tents
Located within the historic Quarantine Station precinct, the pre-pitched Discovery Tents offer a unique opportunity to camp under canvas within the idyllic coastal Point Nepean National Park.
The pre-pitched Discovery Tents at Point Nepean National Park are available from September to April each year.
Dispersed or bush camping is permitted in many parks across Victoria. Access to these areas is generally more difficult. Campers need to be self-sufficient and well prepared for emergencies. Some camping areas include facilities such as pit toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces. Other areas will have no facilities and may have poor mobile phone reception. Being a self-sufficient camper is essential for this style of camping.
Check specific park pages to find a park where dispersed camping is permitted.
Camping on Crown land water frontages
Access to some areas of water frontage Crown land has recently been made available for camping.
Crown water frontage is usually a strip of Crown land that runs alongside a waterway. They are typically located between the waterway and a private land boundary. Frontages can vary in width from 20 to 100 metres or more.
Camping is permitted only in licensed areas that have been assessed and deemed suitable for camping. Each section of Crown land may be subject to specific rules and regulations. It’s important you check what is and isn’t allowed before you go.
For site locations, approved recreation activities, access and other information visit Camping on licensed Crown water frontages and read the site specific information for each location.
Popular camping spots
Dispersed camping in Alpine National Park
Grampians National Park
Lower Glenelg National Park
Kinglake National Park
Brisbane Ranges National Park
Neds Gully Camping Area
Camping in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Choose your adventure at these camping spots
Need to know
Camping in Victoria
Look up. Avoid camping, parking your car and picnicking near or under trees as it can be dangerous. Branches and whole trees may fall unpredictably, trees and branches may fall at any time and swing away from the tree. Take extra care in hot or windy weather or during severe weather events. Observe all warning signs and stay well away from trees that appear to be dead or have dead branches.