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 Guidebooks.

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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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

Update January 2024: Drakesbrook Weir is no longer open for overnight stays of any kind, including fully contained RVs. You can find more details of the current free RV stay areas in the Camps Australia Wide App. 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

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Bilung Pool, Western Australia - Image Adams Family Travels

Free camp at Bilung Pool, Western Australia

Bilung Pool, Western Australia – Image Adams Family Travels Oh, my goodness! Check out this swimmingly enticing free camp! Almost halfway between Murchison Roadhouse and Gascoyne Junction you come across a Western Australian oasis. Bilung Pool, Western Australia – Image Adams Family Travels As you are travelling along the Carnarvon Mullewa Road, turn west just south of Bilung Creek, and follow a track about 200 metres to the pool. Not quite a lake, but this natural water feature has year round water with BBQ and picnic facilities. It is pet friendly, there is shade, firepits and it is BYO everything! Access this remote spot

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