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Exemption cards

With an NPWS exemption card, pensioner Concession Card holders and EDA, Intermediate and Special Rate (blinded, TPI and TTI) pensioners are entitled to free motor vehicle entry into all fee-collecting national parks and reserves.

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How to apply

If it's your first time applying for an NPWS exemption card, please send:

1. A completed application form and;

2. A copy of your Pensioner Concession Card, via one of the following methods:

Email: annual.passes@environment.nsw.gov.au

Fax: (02) 9585 6831

Mail: National Parks Contact Centre Manager, PO Box A290, Sydney South NSW 1232

Renewing your exemption card

To renew your NPWS exemption card (which you’ll need to do each year), please send a copy of both sides of your Pensioner Concession Card, with your name, address and phone number clearly written on it, up to 1 month before its expiry via one of the following methods:

Email: annual.passes@environment.nsw.gov.au

Fax: (02) 9585 6831

Mail: National Parks Contact Centre Manager, PO Box A290, Sydney South NSW 1232

Exemption cards will be posted to the address on the Pensioner Concession Card. If you'd like your exemption card posted to a different address, please provide this at the time of application or renewal.

It takes approximately up to 1 month from the time you send a copy of your Pensioner Concession Card to receive your NPWS exemption card, so please be sure to renew well in advance. Exemption cards can only be posted by regular mail.

Exemption cards allow free entry to any vehicle in which the exemption card holder is travelling. In some instances, photo identification will be requested by NPWS staff to ensure that the NPWS exemption card holder is travelling in the vehicle. To get free vehicle entry into any NSW national park or reserve, please display the NPWS exemption card on the dashboard of your vehicle, with the green side and the expiry date facing up and clearly visible.

For more information about NPWS exemption cards, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

The view from the lookout along the coast. Photo: John Yurasek