Which parks charge daily motor vehicle entry fees?

Day passes relate to motor vehicles, not to people, so you only need to pay for each motor vehicle you bring into the park (including motorbikes).

Parks charging entry fees are generally those which receive very high levels of visitation. In these parks, it costs a lot to provide and maintain roads, visitor facilities and other infrastructure.

Your support directly helps the NPWS to:

  • maintain and improve visitor facilities
  • conserve threatened species and their habitats
  • protect sites of cultural significance
  • carry out pest control programs.

The list below shows which parks charge motor vehicle entry fees, and how much you'll have to pay for each day of your visit. You must display a valid entry pass on your motor vehicle while you're in the park, or else you may be fined. Some parks have self-registration boxes, or coin-operated 'pay and display' machines, so you'll need to bring the right change - call ahead to check.

Remember, if you're a regular park visitor, you can save on motor vehicle entry fees by buying an annual pass.

Parks where you'll need to buy a day pass

Name of parkDaily motor vehicle entry fee
Bald Rock National Park   $7
Ben Boyd National Park   $7, charged only in the southern section of the park
Bents Basin State Conservation Area   $7
Blue Mountains National Park   $7, charged only in the Glenbrook area
Boonoo Boonoo National Park   $7
Booti Booti National Park   $7
Border Ranges National Park   $7
Botany Bay National Park   $7, charged only in the Kurnell section of the park.
Bouddi National Park   $7, only applies at Putty Beach
Bournda National Park   $7
Brisbane Water National Park   $7
Broken Head Nature Reserve $4 per hour (pay and display machine) or purchase an Annual Pass.
Budderoo National Park   $11, charged only at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
Bundjalung National Park   $7
Bungonia State Conservation Area   $7
Burragorang State Conservation Area   $3
Cape Byron State Conservation Area $7 cars/$3 motorbikes charged in the Lighthouse Precinct; $4 per hour at Cosy Corner, Captain Cook lookout and The Pass carparks or purchase an Annual Pass
Cattai National Park   $7
Crowdy Bay National Park   $7
Garigal National Park   $7, Davidson Park picnic area and boatramp
Georges River National Park   $7
Gibraltar Range National Park   $7
Hat Head National Park   $7, charged at Hungry Head and Smoky Beach
Kanangra-Boyd National Park   $7
Kinchega National Park   $7
Kosciuszko National Park   $27 from the start of the June long weekend to the end of the October long weekend, and $16 throughout the rest of the year
$3 per vehicle per day for Yarrangobilly Caves, if the general park entry fee has not been paid
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park   $11
Lane Cove National Park   $7
Limeburners Creek National Park  $7
Mebbin National Park   $7
Morton National Park   $7 at Bundanoon, $3 at Fitzroy Falls
Mungo National Park   $7
Munmorah State Conservation Area   $7
Murramarang National Park   $7
Myall Lakes National Park   $7
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park   Two areas within the park have access permits:
  • Riverside: Day Visit $25, with pensioner/NPWS annual entry permit $15
  • Youdales: Day Visit $15, with pensioner/NPWS annual entry permit $10
Royal National Park   $11
Sturt National Park   $7
Sydney Harbour National Park  

Three areas within the park have fees:

  • North Head $4
  • Bradleys Head $7
  • Chowder Bay precinct, with fees charged from 8am to 10pm Monday to Sunday as follows: Monday to Friday $3 per hour (to a maximum of $16 per day); Saturday, Sunday and public holidays $4 per hour (to a maximum of $20 per day)
Thirlmere Lakes National Park   $7
Tyagarah Nature Reserve   $7
Victoria Park Nature Reserve   $7
Warrumbungle National Park $7
Washpool National Park   $7
Willandra National Park   $7
Worimi Conservation Lands - a Worimi Conservation Lands Beach Vehicle Permit is required for motor vehicle entry and beach driving at Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands. NPWS Annual Passes are not valid.


$30 annual permit; $10 3-day permit
Yuraygir National Park   $7

Winter entry visitor surcharge to NSW ski fields

You can download final reports of the IPART Review of Perisher Infrastructure Services from the IPART website.

Page last updated: 31 December 2014