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.

JB Plain Hut Campground, Dinner Plain by CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE

Free camp at JB Plain Hut in the Victorian High Country

JB Plain Hut is the first hut you will come across from Dinner Plain, only 1.8 km towards Hotham Alpine Village in Victoria High Country. Surprisingly, there were several RVs at the carpark entrance on the Great Alpine Road – and at least 4 tents around the hut and my favourite snow gums. One skier set up right on the edge of the plain. A beautiful spot! It is a walk-in site for tent camping – with a drop toilet. The two room hut is pretty rustic inside and out – there is a fireplace, the hut is only for

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VIC Meredith Park

Fish and free camp at Meredith Park, Victoria

A lovely peaceful spot on the shores of Lake Colac, the largest natural freshwater lake in Victoria. Meredith Park has large flat camping areas with easy access, views, and good facilities. There is water, shade, picnic table, fireplace, mobile phone coverage, toilets and a boat ramp. This popular camp ground is suitable for pets and there are good spots for big rigs. This is a great location for fishing when the water level is up. Expect water sports, prolific birdlife, fantastic sunsets and large grassy sites. Note: it can be windy here. You will find this site at 175 Meredith

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VIC Lake Lascelles

Lake Lascelles, Victoria is a free camp with facilities plus

This lake is fed by the clean water from the Grampians Wimmera Mallee pipeline. Pull up and enjoy a beverage lakeside as the sun goes down. A known location for water sports and fishing, this top spot is on the edge of the Lake Lascelles in Hopetoun, developed and beautified over the last few years. Facilities are numerous: toilets, shower, drinking water, picnic table, fireplace, BBQ, mobile phone coverage and a boat ramp. There’s also shade and views! Suitable for big rigs and pets are allowed. Powered sites are also available for a fee. It is 24 hours only – you

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VIC Ludlows Reserve

Enjoy free camp, shady Ludlows Reserve, Victoria

If you’d like to wake up to beautiful views of a lake and mountains, here’s your camp spot! You are situated very close to the shores of Lake Hume, and on the 64km High Country Rail Trail. The large grassy area has easy access and a boat ramp. There are toilets, picnic table, BBQ, and mobile phone coverage. Big rigs and pets can find a home here. This site is shady and cool – and if there is a heatwave, you can immerse yourself in the lake! The site is 24-hours only. Caravans and motorhomes only, no tents or camper trailers.

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Photo credit: Di and Jim O'Mara and No Boundaries

Maritime history at Port Albert Parking Area

Photo credit: Di and Jim O’Mara and No Boundaries An overnighter – but a beauty!  Just a slight detour in off the beaten track, Port Albert is a sleepy fishing village on the Victorian coast that caters well for a few self-contained RVs right on the foreshore.  The town is steeped in maritime history with some of its buildings dating back to the mid 1800’s. We enjoyed a late afternoon walk around the Old Port Walking Trail, followed by a counter meal at the charming Customs House Inn a short stroll from the parking area. The PORT ALBERT PARKING AREA

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Free Camp at Green Hill Lake Reserve

Tania and Barry White and family from Caroline Springs with grandparents Ed and Cheryl from Colac enjoying a 2 week stay at Green Hill Lake A big thank you to Morris Allgood, from the committee who maintains the campground, for these photos and advising us of changes at Green Hill Lake Reserve, Victoria site 589 in CAMPS 10. When asked how long he has lived here, Morris said since birth! And he has 76 years of being a local, and was happy to share with us things to do and see when here.  Green Hill Lake Reserve now has a

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Reeves Beach Coastal Reserve

A hidden gem: Reeves Beach Coastal Reserve

Located in a sheltered area on the southernmost part of Ninety Mile Beach, this campsite is a hidden gem. On Reeves Beach you can spot dolphins or whales if you are lucky, go fishing, surf, swim or simply walk and take in the scenery. This is a popular spot in peak holiday periods so make sure you have a plan B if you are travelling during this time. Facilities are basic but there are wood BBQs available (BYO wood) and small campfires are allowed if there are no fire bans in place. Where: 10 km South of Woodside.Pet Friendly: YesToilets: YesShade: YesShower: NoWater: NoFire:  permitted

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Stay riverside at Manna Gum Camp Licola

Victoria’s Alpine National Park is home to stunning wildflower’s in the warmer months and snowfields in the winter months. It is the biggest national park in the state and has an impressive range of flora and fauna to see. Manna Gum Camp is located on the edge of this beautiful area and offers plenty of shade for weary travellers. This site is best suited to short visits or people with a campervan or caravan because facilities are limited. Where: Alpine National Park, 16 km North of LicolaPet Friendly: NoToilets: YesShade: YesShower: NoWater: NoFire: YesCaravan and Big Rig: YesMobile Reception: NoDirections: Take Tamboritha Road – campsite is beside Wellington River.

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Loch Valley Campground

Free camp at Poplars reserve Loch Valley Campground

Loch Valley Campground is a pleasant place to stay with a large grassy area and plenty of shade. It can get very busy during holiday periods but most other times of the year it is quiet and peaceful. Loch River flows close by and you might come across a cheeky kookaburra or two during your stay (they aren’t shy). Where: 9 km North of Noojee, Victoria.Pet Friendly: YesToilets: YesShade: YesShower: NoWater: NoFire: YesCaravan and Big Rig: YesMobile Reception: NoDirections: Access to campground via Lock Valley Road and Lock Valley Ext Road (5 km dirt road). You will find the site beside the river.

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