Illegal campingThere is no free camping permitted within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. 

Under the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995, it is an offence to camp, other than in a registered Caravan Park or Camping Ground. "Camp" is defined as meaning any portable shed or hut, tent, tent fly, swag, awning, or any other portable thing used as, or capable of being used for habitation, and includes sleeping in a vehicle.

Camping or sleeping in your vehicle, motor home, campervan or caravan overnight is not permitted in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River unless you are using a caravan park or designated camp ground. This includes all State or National Parks, local reserves, beaches, road sides and car parks. Every person found to be camping in a vehicle may be issued a $100 on the spot fine.

Please note, there are no designated Main Roads 24 hour roadside rest areas within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River so please plan your trip wisely to ensure you arrive safely and are not caught without without somewhere to stay upon arrival. There are many accommodation options throughout the Shire and we recommended you contact the Margaret River Visitor Information Centre on 9780 5911 for more detailed information.

Locations and details of Caravan Parks and designated Campgrounds within the Shire are are listed in the Camping brochure below.

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
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