Outside of peak holiday periods outlined below, bookings can be made up to 12-18 months in advance.

Further availability will be opened at 12 pm (noon) on the first Monday in August and the first Monday in December.

Peak season periods fill quickly. Camping over Easter, Labour Day and Christmas can be particularly popular.

First in, first served

The following 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.

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)

Advance Bookings and 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.

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


Page updated: 6/8/2018