Camping fees

You must book and 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.

Generators and caravans are only allowed in certain campgrounds.

View the list of campgrounds in the NT.

Get the camping fees PDF (797.2 KB) for NT parks.

Read below to find out about types of campgrounds and their fees.

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:

  • $12 per adult
  • $6 per child (5 to 17 years)
  • $30 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

The following fees apply:

  • $6 per adult
  • $3 per child (5 to 17 years)
  • $15 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. 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:

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

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: 05 December 2022

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