If you are visiting Fraser Island and plan on Camping you will need to purchase 2 permits.
Only 4WD vehicles are permitted on the island.
A RAM vehicle access permit must be obtained before entering the National Park area of Fraser Island.
The permit can be ordered online prior to arrival here www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or by calling the National Call Centre 13 13 04
Alternatively you can obtain your permits at :
- QWPS Rainbow Beach Office (7am – 4pm daily) ph: 54863160
- River Heads Info Office – Barge landing car park – (6.15am – 11am daily )
- Marina Kiosk Hervey Bay – Urangan Boat Harbour – (6am – 6pm daily)
Cost for the Vehicle Permit
The cost for the permit is $45.10 for up to a month.
The permit must be fixed to the left side windscreen of the 4WD vehicle
A camping permit is required if you plan on camping on the island as a freelance beach camper or if you prefer to camp in a designated camp ground.
You can obtain your camping permit online at www.qld.gov.au/camping on the island prior to setting up camp.
Once you have registered online and paid, printing your permit it is a good idea. Ultimately, have it laminated or put in a zip lock plastic bag to protect it.
If you are freelance camping on the eastern beach please be aware of the NO Camping signs
The permit then must be displayed on the structure. ( such as: your tent, camper, swag etc ) For easy viewing for the Park Rangers to find upon entering into your camp site for inspection.
If you are unable to book your permit online you can also obtain one at the QPWS office at Eurong or Rainbow Beach.
The camping permit displays information such as :
- the location you have booked
- your name
- your arrival and departure dates
- vehicle registration number
- number of people booked on the permit.
Cost for the Camping Permit
The cost is $ 5.75 per person per night with children under 5 free.
This does not include any cost for hot water or showers.
Please allow an extra $5.00 at least for this luxury in the public amenities. ( TIP: have a good supply of $1 coins available)
What Happens if You Don’t Have a Permit?
Fines will apply if you are caught by rangers without a permit as they check the beaches and camp grounds daily.