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Discount and concession park passes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) offers discount or concession annual passes for eligible seniors, pensioners, veterans, and visitors who renew their NSW vehicle registration. Discounts and concessions aren't available for daily park entry fees.

Discount annual park passes with NSW vehicle registration renewal

Did you know you can get a $15 discount on a 1-year All Parks Pass or 1-Year Multi Parks Pass when you renew your NSW vehicle registration?

This discount is only available online through the Service NSW registration renewal webpage. Look for the link when you reach the 'Finish' page, after re-registering your vehicle online.

Can’t be used in conjunction with any other discounts. Normal annual pass conditions apply.

Seniors discount annual park passes

If you have a current Australian Seniors Card, you can apply for approximately 20% off the full price of all 4 annual pass types. The Seniors discount doesn’t apply to single or multi-day tickets.

How to apply

To apply for a Seniors discount pass, you’ll need:

  • A completed NPWS annual pass order form (Doc 152KB)
  • A copy of your Australian Seniors Card (front and back of card)
  • A copy of your vehicle registration. The name on vehicle registration and Seniors Card must match.

Then send your completed annual pass order form and supporting documents to:

Email: annual.passes@environment.nsw.gov.au. A confirmation email will be sent on receipt of your application.

Fax: 02 9585 6831

Post: National Parks Contact Centre, PO Box A290, Sydney South, NSW 1232.

Please allow 15 business days to receive your pass, for emailed or faxed applications, and 20 business days to receive your pass for postal applications. Your Annual Pass will be posted to the address provided on your application. You can also apply in person at a NSW National Parks visitor centre that sells annual passes (excludes Maitland Bay Information Centre, Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Snowy Mountains Cinema, and unmanned visitor centres).

Pensioner and veterans concession annual park pass

Eligible Australian pensioner or veterans card holders can apply for a 1-year NSW National Parks (NPWS) concession pass which gives you free motor vehicle entry into the 45 national parks that charge entry fees.

Who is eligible to apply for a concession pass

  • Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders
  • Holders of an Australian Veterans Gold DVA Card embossed with ‘EDA’ or ‘TPI’
  • Holders of an Australian Veterans Gold DVA Card without ‘EDA’ or ‘TPI’, who can provide a letter from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs confirming a disability pension of 70% or higher, or an intermediate pension

Who isn’t eligible for the NSW National Parks concession card

  • War widows or White DVA Health Card holders
  • Student concession card holders
  • Transport concession entitlement holders
  • International pensioner or seniors card holders

How to apply for a concession pass

  • Download and complete the NPWS Concession Pass application form (Doc 152KB)
  • Australian Pensioners will need to supply a copy of their valid pension card (front and back of card)
  • Australian Veterans will need to supply a copy of their valid DVA Gold Card (front and back). Gold Card holders without with 'EDA' or 'TPI', also need to supply a letter from the Veteran’s Affairs Office confirming a disability rate of 70% or more.

Then send your completed application and supporting documents to:

Email: annual.passes@environment.nsw.gov.au. A confirmation email will be sent on receipt of your application.

Fax: 02 9585 6831

Post: National Parks Contact Centre, PO Box A290, Sydney South, NSW 1232.

Please allow 15 business days to receive your pass, for emailed or faxed applications, and 20 business days to receive your pass for postal applications. Your Annual Pass will be posted to the address provided on your application. You can also apply in person at a NSW National Parks visitor centre that sells annual passes (excludes Maitland Bay Information Centre, Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Snowy Mountains Cinema, and unmanned visitor centres).

Learn more about NPWS Concession Pass

Read our frequently asked questions about NPWS Concession Pass eligibility and entitlements.

What exemptions exist for Aboriginal people

NSW National Parks' exemption policy governs the issuing of fee exemptions to different groups in the community. Aboriginal people are exempt from paying vehicle entry fees when entering a park for approved cultural activities.

This exemption doesn't apply state-wide, and is limited to parks that fall within each group's traditional lands. Please contact the relevant park office directly so that the designated NPWS staff can help you with your exemption request. Park office contact information can be found on each park's webpage.

Are there exemptions for carers

A Companion Card may be issued to people with significant and permanent disability, so that their carer can access tours and attractions in NSW national parks – free of charge.

The Companion Card program helps people with lifelong disability to participate more actively in community activities and events happening in NSW national parks and reserves, without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion.

Companion Cards are issued by your State or Territory Companion Card program. Once you hold a Companion Card, you don’t need to apply for an exemption with NSW National Parks.

Simply present your Companion Card at park entry stations and a free ticket will be issued. At parks with pay and display, or self-registration, please leave your Companion Card on the car dashboard (clearly visible). Please note, the card does not provide free entry for carers or vehicles if the card holder is not present.

Still have questions

If you have more questions about NPWS annual pass discounts and concessions, contact us on:

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

Phone: 1300 072 757

Post: National Parks Contact Centre, PO Box A290, Sydney South, NSW 1232.

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