The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is one of the most popular regions to visit in Western Australia. However, this immense popularity can harm the environment. To maintain our region’s pristine natural beauty, visitors must do their bit. 

Learn about the regulations regarding our environment, camping, campfires, and garbage disposal, as well as the locations of Tourist Information Centres. 

Welcome to our beautiful region

We hope you enjoy your stay and partake in the many activities available in the shire.

To ensure visiting the shire remains as enjoyable as possible for you and others, please do your part to look after our beautiful natural environment.

As you are new to the area, please be aware:

  • There is no free camping available in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River
  • Campfires are prohibited unless in an authorised campsite (seasonal restrictions and fire bans may still apply)
  • We are in a bushfire prone area.

Protecting the environment

We all love the South West—this beautiful region has so much to offer. 

The Augusta Margaret River region is one of the world’s most biodiverse areas.

To protect the environment, please:

  • Do not free camp
  • Keep off the dunes
  • Walk on designated footpaths and walking trails
  • Bring reusable keep cups and water bottles
  • Dispose of rubbish responsibly.

Following these simple steps will help conserve remnant vegetation and minimise the risk of spreading disease.


Looking for a campground? Visit our Holiday Parks and Camp Grounds page.

There is no free camping available within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River (penalties apply). This rule includes national parks, townsites, car parks, coastal areas and remnant bushland. It is also an offence to camp on private land without the landowner’s consent.

To “camp” includes sleeping in a tent or vehicle. Camping is only permitted within designated holiday parks and campgrounds.

Illegal camping damages and pollutes the environment. Furthermore, it increases the risk of wildfires in remote or inaccessible areas.


All campfires are prohibited during the Prohibited Burning Period.

Only gas-fuelled cooking appliances are permitted without a permit during this period (penalties apply).

Outside of these dates, campfires are permitted in the fire rings provided at authorised campgrounds only. 

Use the firewood provided in designated areas.


Rubbish bins are provided at most locations within the Shire. Where bins are not provided, all rubbish (including cigarette butts) must be taken with you.

Please contact the Shire if you witness anyone littering or dumping waste illegally.

Tourist information and visitor centre

To find out about accommodation options and things to do in the region, including tours and activities visit the Margaret River Visitor Centre

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