Free camping sites in Victoria

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most well known road trip routes in Australia. But Victoria’s breath taking coast is just the beginning – there is so much to see in this state including historic sites, theme parks, wildlife, wineries and snow-capped mountains. If you are on a tight budget, or simply want to save money for other activities, there are a range of free campsites throughout Victoria.

Here are a few you might like to check out, discover more free Victorian Campsites with our App and comprehensive Camps 11 Guidebook.

Plough Inn, Victoria

Free camp at the Plough Inn, Victoria

Who else loves a free camp behind a pub? This one is located in Tarrawingee, about 14km from Wangaratta in Victoria and recommended by our CAMPS Ambassadors, Tracey and Dale from Adams Family Travels… There is plenty of room for self contained RVs with green grass and some shade.  The beer garden is a great place to sit in the afternoon and enjoy a drink or 2.  There is also a playground for the kids and dogs are welcome on a leash. Highly recommend you book ahead as it is quite often fully booked out. When you arrive, you need

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Forges Beach - Victoria

Changes to Murray River FREE camping near Yarrawonga, Victoria

Forges Beach – Victoria Vic Parks have recently made some big changes to the camping options along the Murray River, consolidating many state forest, wildlife reserves, conservation areas and town commons under the umbrella of the National Parks system. This has cleared up a lot of confusion about who controls what, where to book and where to find the info you need to plan your trip. With roughly 2000km of river frontage in Victoria, you can only imagine the scale of the task placed upon Parks to achieve this outcome and we thank them for their hard work. This process

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Burrowye Bend, Victoria - image Christina Walters

3 Murray River free camps near Walwa, Victoria

Burrowye Bend, Victoria – image Christina Walters Christina Walters from our Facebook Group I Love Camping Australia Wide said Burrowye Bend was a “Gorgeous spot on the river, not far to Walwa, Vic, for essentials.. love it!” She said Gadds Bend was a few kilometres further along towards Walwa and Jingellic. Both are pet friendly.  Gadds Bend free camps – image Christina Walters Plus gave the tip that Jingellic had a great pub, with free, pet-friendly camping along the river below it, at Jingellic Reserve. You can shower for a fee, at the Jingellic Bridge Hotel. Again, another beautiful camp on the

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Dave & Nikki from Serenity Camp, Four Mile Creek Tasmania

Visit these NEW camps – farmstays, beachfront, national park and a cidery!

This week, here’s ALL NEW listings around the country – to a bush camp and two new National Park camps in Queensland, then onto farmstays in Victoria and New South Wales. We wow you with a WA cidery and a gorgeous free camp beside an NT beach! Meanwhile our CAMPS Detective in frosty Tassie, Leisa, caught up for a chat with Dave and Nikki, owners of Serenity Camp (pictured). She was grateful for the diesel heater in their rig and the welcoming hot coffee. Serenity Camp is Site 56 in our Camps Pendium Tasmania book and on our Camps App.

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Victoria Falls

High country free camp: Victoria Falls, Victoria

If you are looking for a pretty waterfall, then check out some of our camps beside waterfalls. Victoria Falls Campground is known more as a historical area rather than a waterfall – it was the site of Victoria’s first hydro electricity scheme. The history is interesting, but infrastructure was removed – just some concrete remains. Instead, park up and enjoy the serenity! This camp area has enough going for it, to visit in its own right. It has a beautiful little creek (see our video below) and bridge with picnic area, barbeques and toilet alongside.  Plus you can bring your pets,

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Perisher Ski Fields by Kate Gilmore

Do you want to build a snowman? Free camp near the snow in New South Wales and Victoria!

Perisher Ski Fields by Kate Gilmore In 2022, we are so fortunate that the snow season has started early! If skiing or snowboarding is your thing, or if you just want the kids to have the experience of a snowball fight and sticking a carrot in the face of a snowman they have rolled themselves… Here’s a few options for accommodation that are easier on the wallet. Island Bend Campground, NSW Island Bend Campground, NSW by Kate Gilmore It is only 15 minutes to Perisher and the snowfields. This is a free national park campground with toilets, BBQ, picnic tables. Permits apply.  Island

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Wyanga Park Winery

Free Camp when you sip at Wyanga Park Winery, Victoria

Bring your van and stay a night at Wyanga Park Winery. Tucked away on the North Arm of the Gippsland Lakes at Lakes Entrance is Gippsland’s oldest family run winery, easily accessible by both vehicle or boat! There are a small number of grassy shaded unpowered sites available. They offer free camping for RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs in exchange for patronising the cellar door or cafe but you must be able to contain all your grey water and be self contained including your own toilet. Well behaved pets are welcome, generators are fine during daylight hours (be

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Beauchamp Falls Reserve, Victoria

Beauchamp Falls Reserve has reopened in Victoria

The free camp, Beauchamp Falls Campground in the Otways is proving popular this summer after undergoing a major upgrade. Forest Fire Management Victoria’s works delivered a range of new facilities and improvements: New toilet block, picnic tables and firepits Six new camping sites for camper trailers and camper vans Landscaping including the addition of 5,000 native plants An internal road and turning circle to improve traffic flow Expansion of the carpark The camp is free with BYO water. Note: no pets allowed in Otway Forest Park. The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through

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Aysons Reserve VIC image Adams Family Travels

Popular free riverside camp: Aysons Reserve, Victoria

Aysons Reserve VIC image Adams Family Travels CAMPS Ambassadors, Dale and Tracey recently visited freedom camp, Aysons Reserve on the Campaspe River, and said it was a “great free camp” with “plenty of room for camping, especially for a group.” Plus: large grassy area riverside – room for Big Rigs and groups accessible toilets and dump point pet friendly swimming, fishing, boating – boat ramp nearby shade and views Aysons Reserve VIC image Adams Family Travels You need a permit if you want to stay longer than 3 days and 2 nights, there is no charge. You can only park one

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