Summer ballot 2018-19

Applications can be made at any time during June 2018.

What is the ballot?

Due to the high demand for camping and accommodation at Tidal River during summer school holidays, a ballot system is run to allow all applicants an equal chance of reserving camping and accommodation during this popular period.

How does it work?

The ballot is a random computer selection. The allocation is based on where your application is situated in the randomised queue and the remaining availability that matches your preferences.

To enter the ballot customers register their application during the month of June. The ballot is drawn in early July and the results are emailed during late July/early August.

Before you start

Review the ballot details such as dates and prices.

You cannot return to complete an application so if you are booking campsites for a group, make sure you have all the contact details and preferences for everyone in your group before commencing.

Select the right ballot

There are three separate forms.

Fill out the form

Making group bookings

If you are making a group booking, first enter the details for the lead applicant, date and site location preferences for your party.

You can apply for up to 10 sites but each additional site must have a different contact name listed. Ensure you complete the contact and site preference details for each additional site. Sites cannot be allocated without all the information for each individual site.

Applying for concession rates (campsites only)

A 10 per cent discount applies to the base price of powered and unpowered campsites for holders of eligible means-tested concession cards. Eligible cards include:

To claim the concession discount the concession card holder must be the named person for the site.

Customers requesting concession rates must be able to produce a valid concession card upon request.

For group bookings, the concession discount only applies to the site occupied by the concession card holder. You must request a concession rate for each individual site request where the discount is to be applied.


Once the form is complete, click next and you can review your responses. Click the "previous page" button to make any changes or click "Submit".


Once you submit an application Once you submit a ballot reference number is provided. You will also receive an email notification of your application and reference number.

Change or cancel the application

To change or cancel your application, follow the instructions on the receipt email.

Changes and cancellations will be accepted until 30 June 2017. In fairness to all other applicants, no changes or cancellations will be possible during the allocation period in July.

Once the site/accommodation is allocated, cancellation fees apply.

Please ensure that your contact name, address and phone number are correct. The contact details on the system at the time the ballot closes will remain attached to that application.

Where do I go for extra assistance?

If you have any further questions about the peak season application process please read our Frequently Asked Questions page or Contact Us.