First in, first served

Some parks are booked using a first in, first served online and phone booking system. Bookings for these sites at peak periods will open on specific dates - see table below.

The maximum stay at Croajingolong National park, Corringle Foreshore Reserve and Peachtree Creek Reserve is reduced from five weeks to three weeks.

A maximum stay of three weeks has been introduced at Bunga Arm campground in the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.

Advance Bookings and Peak Season Release Dates

Park

Type

Bookings open*
(release date)

Stay period

Max/Min booking period

Summer

    

Croajingolong National Park
(Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek
and Peachtree Creek Reserve)

Camping

4 Sept 2019
12pm (noon)

20 Dec 2019 -12 Jan 2020

No minimum stay

Croajingolong National Park
(Mueller Inlet, Thurra River)

Camping

4 Sept 2019
12pm (noon)

20 Dec 2019 - 25 Jan 2020

7 night minimum (Sat to Sat in 7 night blocks)

Great Otway National Park
(Blanket Bay)

Camping

4 Sept 2019
12pm (noon)

20 Dec 2019 – 25 Jan 2020

7 night maximum stay

Corringle Foreshore Reserve

Camping

4 Sept 2019
12pm (noon)

20 Dec 2019 – 12 Jan 2020

No minimum stay

Mount Buffalo National Park

Camping

4 Sept 2019
12pm (noon)

26 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020

2 night minimum stay

7 night minimum (Sat - Sat)

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
(Bunga Arm)

Camping

4 Sept 2019
12pm (noon)

20 Dec 2019 – 25 Jan 2020

3 week maximum stay

Cup Weekend

    

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Camping

16 Sept 2019
9am

Melbourne Cup Weekend
1 - 5 November 2019

4 night minimum stay

Easter & Labour Day

    

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Camping

Feb 2020 (TBC)

Labour Day 6 – 8 March 2020

3 night minimum stay

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Camping

Feb 2020 (TBC)

Easter 9 – 12 April 2020

4 night minimum stay

Corringle Foreshore Reserve

Camping

Feb 2020 (TBC)

Easter 9 – 12 April 2020

4 night minimum stay

Croajingolong National Park

(Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek,
Peachtree Creek Reserve, Mueller Inlet
and Thurra River)

Camping

Feb 2020 (TBC)

Easter 9 – 12 April 2020

4 night minimum stay

Great Otway National Park
(Blanket Bay)

Camping

Feb 2020 (TBC)

Labour Day 6 – 8 March 2020

Easter 9 – 12 April 2020

3 night minimum stay

4 night minimum stay

Summer ballots

Wilsons Promontory (Tidal River) and Cape Conran

Applications can be made for Tidal River/Wilsons Promontory and Cape Conran during the ballot period listed below or by calling 13 1963. A random selection process applies after the closing date and applicants will be notified of the outcome.

Park

Type

Ballot Period

Stay Period

Cape Conran
(Banksia Bluff)

Accommodation

1 August - 15 August 2019

28 December 2019 - 18 January 2020 (Sat - Sat)

1 week minimum/3 week maximum

Cape Conran
(Banksia Bluff)

Camping

1 August - 15 August 2019

28 December 2019 - 18 January 2020 (Sat - Sat)

1 week minimum / 3 week maximum

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Accommodation

1 July - 15 July 2019

21 December – 27 January 2020
1 week minimum / 1 week maximum

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Camping

1 July - 15 July 2019

21 December 2019 - 18 January 2020 (7 night min, 14 night max, Sat - Sat)
1 week minimum / 2 week maximum

18 January - 27 January 2020 (9 night min)


Page updated: 30/8/2019