Changes to our parks

Changes to camping fees

Camping fees have not increased in the Northern Territory (NT) for over 20 years. The last camping fee increase was in 2000.

From 1 July 2021, increases will be phased in over 3 years.

Campsite fees

The fee changes cover campsite categories A and B.

Category C campsites are operated by commercial operators and pricing is at their discretion.

Category D campsites are considered a premium product. Access is very limited with high level of servicing. Rates are:

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

Campground fees for category D fees are not part of the annual increases.

Classifications

  • Adult is 18 years of age or over.
  • Child is aged 5 to 17, a child 4 or under is free.
  • Family is 2 adults and 4 children.

Territorians can continue to access parks and reserves for day use completely free.

Family camping rate

A family rate will ensure a young family can afford to continue to enjoy our parks.

The family classification is 2 adults having reached the aged of 18 years or over and 4 children. Most other jurisdictions only account for 3 children.

The child classification will apply to a child aged 5 years to 17 years old inclusive, with children 4 years of age or younger free.

Booking a site provides certainty

You must book and pay for your campsite before you go and ensure you set up camp in the right spot.

If you accidentally set up camp in the wrong spot, you will need to move:

  • when the person who booked that site arrives, or
  • if a ranger directs you to.

It’s just like booking a seat on a plane.

Fee increases 2021 to 2023

Read below for the 3 years phased fee increase for camping.

Category A

Classification

Current fee

Fee from

1 July 2021

Fee from

1 July 2022

Fee from

1 July 2023

Adult

$6.60

$10.00

$12.00

$15.00

Child

$3.30

$5.00

$6.00

$8.00

Family

$15.40

$25.00

$30.00

$38.00

Category B (formerly category B and C)

Classification

Current fee

Fee from

1 July 2021

Fee from

1 July 2022

Fee from

1 July 2023

Adult

$3.30

$4.00

$6.00

$10.00

Child

$1.65

$2.00

$3.00

$5.00

Family

$7.70

$10.00

$15.00

$25.00

Read more about comparison of fees with other jurisdictions.

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Last updated: 01 July 2022

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