Queensland national parks camping and vehicle access update

Most Queensland national parks, forests and recreation areas are reopened and operating in line with the Chief Health Officer-approved Industry COVID Safe Plan – QPWS Campgrounds. 

With the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in accordance with the Queensland Government’s roadmap, Queensland’s national parks are now also able to welcome more visitors to national parks and are increasing visitor numbers across Queensland.

As a result, most camping areas are now operating at their normal capacities.

Camping and vehicle access bookings can be made at https://qld.gov.au/camping.

While visitor number capacities for the Cooloola and Bribie Island Recreation Areas have also increased, people planning to visit these areas will still need to secure a COVID-19 Restricted Access Area Authority before travelling, even if they hold a valid vehicle access permit. These Authorities are available at no additional cost with the normal requirements for vehicle and camping permits.

Please note, a small number of camping areas in Far North Queensland are available for booking for local residents only.

Visitors should always check Park Alerts before leaving home for up-to-date information for a specific location.

Please visit the Department of Environment and Science web page https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/covid-19 for the latest updates about national parks

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