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Bush Camping

Camping is the best way to experience the natural wonders of the Esperance region. From waking up to the sound of waves crashing at a pristine coastal site to the stillness of the inland grounds, you can truly appreciate the diverse region when camping under the stars.

Fishing, swimming and 4WDriving are some activities families and groups can do, but sometimes it’s nice to slow down and look for wildflowers, native animals and sea shells.

The Esperance region has some of the most unique eco systems and landscapes, so to keep the area thriving and safe please camp in sites available and drive only on roads or tracks.

Campsites throughout the Esperance region are managed by the Shire of Esperance or DBCA*. There are no bookings for those camp grounds except for Lucky Bay and Le Grand Beach in Cape Le Grand National Park for which bookings are essential: 



Shire of Esperance – $15 per camp site, per night. Fees are payable using the honesty box found at the camp grounds. These sites are inspected regularly by Shire Rangers so please retain your receipt to show payment. Fees apply to most camp sites. This assists with cleaning and maintenance of the sites.

National Parks – Entry and camping fees apply. Please visit for this information.


Campsites within the Shire of Esperance are situated in fragile coastal country. You can help to preserve these areas by following these simple guidelines:

    • BYO firewood. Deadwood is essential to the ecosystem, providing homes for animals and stabilising the soil; please leave where it belongs
    • Stick to the formed beach access points
    • Take a portaloo to campsites without facilities
    • Take Your Rubbish Home


    • Always keep your vehicle in 4WD
    • Reducing the pressure in your tyres is the easiest way to negotiate boggy sections
    • Please ensure you leave campsites and surrounding areas as you found them
    • Stick to existing tracks


    • Camping is allowed in designated bays only
    • No open fires at Shire managed sites from 1 November to 30 April
    • No fires permitted in National Parks (link )
    • Please use toilets where provided to protect our environment and for the health of other campers
    • Generators are to be set up within camp sites and only used between certain hours (varies on area)
    • Please put rubbish in the bin. If bins are full, take your rubbish with you
    • Please respect the native environment by staying on vehicle tracks and not damaging live vegetation
    • Please do not feed the wildlife
    • Cats and dogs are permitted in Shire managed sites (must be on lead or contained within camp site)
    • No pets allowed in National Parks
    • There are no waste dumping points at camp sites. The nearest dump point is located on Shelden Road, Esperance (link to map). Please take a portaloo to camp-sites without facilities
    • Gas BBQ’s are permitted
    • Please take your own drinking water and food and don’t forget to wear sunscreen


    • You must be self-sufficient and come fully prepared for any situation
    • Always take extra water with you, just in case
    • Mobile reception is not guaranteed and we advise you let someone know of your whereabouts and time of return before venturing out of town

For more information, relating to safety, such as what to do when faced with an emergency or if you get lost within a park or reserve, please click here. (link to )

If you witness other people littering, lighting illegal fires or vandalising camp-sites, take note of the vehicle registration number and contact the Shire of Esperance Rangers on (08) 9083 1533 or DBCA Rangers on (08) 9083 2100 as soon as possible.

* Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Image Credit: Katie White, Tourism WA