Camping fees

Fee changes

From 1 March 2022 the following changes will apply:

  • campgrounds must be booked via an online booking system
  • multi-day walking fees will apply.

For more information go to the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security website.

You must pay a fee to camp in Northern Territory (NT) parks.

The fee will depend on the campground facilities. Camping areas with more facilities are usually more expensive.

Fees for category A and B campgrounds are collected on-site. You must provide the correct amount as change is not available.

Camping is on a first come, first served basis. You cannot book in advance unless you are planning to stay at a category C campground.

Generators and caravans are only allowed in certain campgrounds.

View the list of campgrounds in the NT.

Read below to find out about types of campgrounds and their fees. You can also get the camping fee information sheet PDF (1.1 MB).

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Category A campgrounds have moderate camping facilities that may include any of the following:

  • showers
  • toilets
  • rubbish bins
  • picnic tables
  • cooking facilities or services
  • barbecues
  • tap water (may be potable).

Fees

The following fees apply and can be paid at the campground's honesty box:

  • $10 per adult
  • $5 per child (5 to 17 years)
  • $25 per family (2 adults and 4 children).

Category B campgrounds include outdoor education or youth camping areas.

They have basic to moderate camping facilities that may include any or all of the following:

  • toilets
  • picnic tables
  • barbecues
  • tap water.

Fees

For outdoor education or youth camping areas, you must call the park to make a booking and pay camping fees.

Other category B sites can be paid at the campground's honesty box or directly at a ranger station

The following fees apply:

  • $4 per adult
  • $2 per child (5 to 17 years)
  • $10 per family (2 adults and 4 children).

Category C campgrounds are managed by commercial operators.

Category D campgrounds provide an exclusive camping experience.

These premium campgrounds are limited in number, and must be booked. Access is via a locked gate.

They are in an exceptional location and can include any of the following facilities:

  • toilets
  • picnic tables
  • barbecues
  • tap water.

Fees

The following fees apply and must be paid at the time you apply for your booking:

  • $20 per adult
  • $10 per child (5 to 17 years)
  • $50 per family (2 adults and 4 children).

Find out how to book.

You must get a permit to camp overnight outside of a designated camping area.

There are no facilities in the bush.

Fees

The following fees apply and can be paid at the time you apply for the permit:

  • $4 per adult
  • $2 per child (5 to 17 years)
  • $10 per family (2 adults and 4 children).

Last updated: 09 August 2021

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