Free camping sites in Western Australia

The great thing about Australia is that each state offers experiences and sites that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Western Australia has the best of both worlds with an awe inspiring outback and a beautiful coastline. Whether you are travelling inland or on the coast, there are a large number of free campsites spread across the state.

Here are just a few you might like to add to your itinerary, discover more free & budget WA campsites with our App and comprehensive Camps 11 Guidebook.

Old Canna Camp Site hut

Freedom camping at Old Canna Camp Site, Western Australia

As well as a wonderful camping spot amongst carpets of Western Australia wildflowers, during the season,  the Old Canna Camp Site has sad history, and was send in by CAMPS Traveller, Michael Lennon. He said, “After the trenches in France during World War I this old soldier probably thought that this was a palace.  The story and photos are a sobering reminder to be grateful for what one has.” The Old Canna Camp is for self contained vehicles and by donation. Fires are allowed – there is shade and mobile coverage. If you are after facilities or power, stop at

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Newman Rock Western Australia - image Adams Family Travels

Nullarbor free camp: Newman Rock, Western Australia

Newman Rock Western Australia – image Adams Family Travels CAMPS Ambassadors Tracey and Dale report on a free camp site in WA – along the iconic route: The Nullarbor. There are so many free camps to stay at along The Nullarbor. Newman Rock is located 50km west of Balladonia or 142km East of Norseman.  There is plenty of room to camp and you will find some fire pits, rubbish bins and picnic tables.  To access this camp, you travel about 1km north, off the Eyre Highway along a dirt road.  If you take a short walk from the camp ground

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Burekup Oval & Hall

Burekup & Dardanup – 2 new free camps in WA

Burekup Hall Oval Image Courtesy Michael & Maureen Lennon There are two new free camps to add to your travels in Western Australia,  around 20 minutes east of Bunbury in the Dardanup Shire.  We’re happy to announce the re-opening of Burekup Hall (pronounced burra-cup) beside Gardiner Reserve. The site had been closed earlier this year by council, pending community consultation and feedback on its future. It re-opened recently and recreational Vehicles can camp within the designated bays of the RV Parking Area for a maximum of 24 hours within any six (6) consecutive days. A limit of 3 vehicles are

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James Price Point, Western Australia - Images by Adams Family Travels

Ultimate FREE camping at James Price Point, near Broome, Western Australia

You’ll find this breathtaking beachside free camp on Cape Leveque in Western Australia. Here’s an update from CAMPS Ambassadors, Dale and Tracey. This would have to be one of our favourite free camps. Sleeping under the stars, the sound of the waves at night and the beautiful turquoise water and red cliffs make this place a popular choice for lots of travellers. The road is sandy and corrugated to get out there but definitely worth the effort. There are no facilities but you can enjoy a fire and some spectacular sunsets. Camping is only permitted for 72 hours. Also there are

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Mary Pool Free Camp, Western Australia- image Adams Family Travels

Free Camp at popular Mary Pool, Western Australia

Mary Pool Free Camp, Western Australia- image Adams Family Travels Mary Pool free camp is located 180km east of Fitzroy Crossing and 108km west of Halls Creek in WA. This huge area, located beside the Mary River, has plenty of shade, clean toilets, dump point and rubbish bins. There is plenty of bird life to be seen and also cows wandering around.  It is a very popular free camp so recommend getting in early. Thanks to CAMPS Ambassadors, Dale and Tracey from Adams Family Travels for their update and images. It has some super reviews on the CAMPS App, Kerrie rated

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The Outback Way Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area Western Australia - image Miles Boak

Free camp on The Outback Way: Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area, Western Australia

Free, pet friendly, toilets, fire pits and remote! This is Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area – with a 48 hour limit for camping. North of Warburton it is on the Great Central Road in WA. ‘Australia’s longest shortcut!’ – the Outback Way is an epic 4WD road trip that connects you from Perth, Western Australia to Cairns, Queensland. Linking Laverton to Winton via Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs you will drive through remote desert, learning about Aboriginal culture and outback life. The shelter at Yarla Kutjarra has an interesting story and paintings, created by locals. Make sure you organise your Abororiginal entry

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Membinup Beach, Western Australia - image Overland Exposure

FREE Seaside Camp: Membinup Beach, Western Australia

by Overland Exposure Our CAMPS Ambassadors, Dan and Manda said Membinup Beach, WA is 100% WOW! Here’s what they said: 1hr East of Esperance Off-road set-ups only as the road is unpredictable and dirt. The entrance to the beach was tight, but our big rig fit, just! There is a camping area behind the dunes/beach, but only a few large spots and the rest are small. You can camp on the beach itself but be mindful of soft sand. No facilities at all, so fully self contained is required Tides come up really high so think about where you set-up

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Three Mile Pool, Western Australia - Image by Michael Lennon

Free Camp at Three Mile Pool, Western Australia

Three Mile Pool, Western Australia – Image by Michael Lennon Thanks to Michael Lennon for sending in his photo. He said, “We camped along the Ashburton River where there are numerous sites on the river’s edge from which to choose.  Unfortunately, as we wanted to continue north before it became too hot, we only stayed overnight.  Next time we will definitely stay longer.” Three Mile Pool is the only legal site for camping, unlike what may be listed on other camping apps. In addition, you are only permitted to camp on the town side of the causeway at Three Mile

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Free RV camp Drakesbrook Weir, WA - Image by Michael Lennon

Free RV camp: Drakesbrook Weir, Western Australia

Free RV camp at Drakesbrook Weir, WA – 24 hour limit. NOTE: may be used all year round.  Located 10 km E of Waroona to Lake Moyanup, the weir has just had a makeover and now has upgraded toilets facilities, swimming area, shady parking, beach sand, solar lighting, barbecues and shelters. It’s a great place to have a barbecue, picnic or just a relaxing swim. There is a maximum of five RVs at any one time. There is a pontoon to keep the family entertained or enjoy swimming, canoeing, bushwalking and fishing. Powerboats and dogs are prohibited at the weir.

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