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Fee-collecting national parks

Motor vehicle entry fees are charged at 45 of over 870 NSW national parks and reserves. Find out which parks charge vehicle entry fees, and how much it costs when you visit.

Read more about Fee-collecting national parks

This fee relates to motor vehicles, not to people, so you only need to pay for each motor vehicle you bring into the park (including motorbikes). If you ride a push bike or walk, entry is free.

You can buy single-day entry passes or, if you're a regular park visitor save time and money by buying an annual pass. Please display a valid entry pass on your motor vehicle while you're in the park, or you may be fined.

Some parks have self-registration boxes, or coin-operated 'pay and display' machines, so you'll need to bring the right change – call the park ahead of time to check. You can now also buy digital day passes at 11 Sydney parks. Read more about digital park passes.

People planning a visit to national parks across NSW are urged to check for closures before heading out as conditions can change quickly.

The list below shows which parks charge motor vehicle entry fees, and how much they are per vehicle.

See which parks charge motor vehicle entry fees

Bald Rock National Park

$8 per day


Ben Boyd National Park

$8 per day, charged only in the southern section of the park.


Bents Basin State Conservation Area

$8 per day


Blue Mountains National Park

$8 per day, charged only in the Glenbrook area


Boonoo Boonoo National Park

$8 per day


Booti Booti National Park

$8 per day


Border Ranges National Park

$8 per day


Bouddi National Park

$8 per day, charged only in the Putty Beach area


Bournda National Park

$8 per day, charged only in the Putty Beach area


Brisbane Water National Park

$8 per day


Broken Head Nature Reserve

$4 per hour


Budderoo National Park

$12 per day, charged only in the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre


Bundjalung National Park

$8 per day


Bungonia National Park

$8 per day


Burragorang State Conservation Area

$4 per day


Cape Byron State Conservation Area

  • $8 per hour cars/$4 per hour motorcycles in the Lighthouse precinct
  • $4 per hour at Cosy Corner, Captain Cook lookout and The Pass

Cattai National Park

$8 per day


Crowdy Bay National Park

$8 per day


Garigal National Park

$8 per day, charged at Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp


Georges River National Park

$8 per day


Gibraltar Range National Park

$8 per day


Hat Head National Park

$8 per day, charged in the Hungry Head and Smoky Beach areas


Kamay Botany Bay National Park

$8 per day, charged only in the Kurnell section of the park


Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Park entry under review - no fees collected


Kinchega National Park

$8 per day


Kosciuszko National Park

  • $29 from the start of the June long weekend to the end of the October long weekend. $17 throughout the rest of the year.
  • $4 per vehicle per day for Yarrangobilly Caves, if the general park entry fee hasn't been paid.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

$12 per day


Lane Cove National Park

$8 per day


Limeburners Creek National Park

$8 per day


Mebbin National Park

$8 per day


Morton National Park

$8 per day at Bundanoon, $4 per day at Fitzroy Falls


Mungo National Park

$8 per day


Munmorah State Conservation Area

$8 per day


Murramarang National Park

$8 per day


Myall Lakes National Park

$8 per day


Royal National Park

$12 per day


Sturt National Park

$8 per day


Sydney Harbour National Park

3 areas within the park charge fees:

  • North Head $5 per day
  • Bradleys Head $8 per day
  • Chowder Bay precinct, with fees charged from 8am to 10pm Monday to Sunday as follows: Monday to Friday $3 per hour (up to a maximum of $16 per day); Saturday, Sunday and public holidays $4 per hour (up to a maximum of $20 per day).

Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Park entry under review - no fees collected


Tyagarah Nature Reserve

$8 per day


Victoria Park Nature Reserve

Park entry under review - no fees collected


Warrumbungle National Park

$8 per day


Washpool National Park

$8 per day


Willandra National Park

$8 per day


Yuraygir National Park

$8 per day


Where are All Parks Pass and Multi-Parks Pass valid?

All Parks Pass

  • Valid for all fee-collecting parks in NSW, including Kosciuszko National Park.

Multi-Parks Pass

  • Valid for all fee-collecting parks in NSW, except Kosciuszko National Park.

Where are Country and Single Park Passes valid?

Country Parks Passes

  • Valid for all fee-collecting parks in Country NSW, except Kosciuszko National Park.

Single Park Passes

  • Valid for 1 designated park in Country NSW, except Kosciuszko National Park.

You can use your Country or Single Park Pass at these Country NSW parks:

Where can't I use Country or Single Park Passes?

Country and Single Park Passes are not valid for:

  • Fee-collecting parks in the Sydney area - those surrounded by the Hawkesbury-Nepean River and the Appin-Bulli Road
  • Kosciuszko National Park

You will need an All Parks Pass or Multi-Parks Pass for fee-collecting parks in the Sydney area, including:  

You will need an All Parks Pass to cover park entry fees for Kosciuszko National Park.

What fees are not covered by NPWS annual park passes?

NSW National Parks annual passes are valid for motor vehicle entry fees at up to 45 fee-collecting parks.

Annual passes do not include:

  • Camping and accommodation fees
  • Landing fees for Sydney Harbour National Park islands
  • Landing fees at The Basin, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Mooring fees at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Entry to museums, visitor centres, rainforest centres, Discovery and education centres
  • Fees for tours, events, activities and attractions in NSW national parks
  • The Skitube in Kosciuszko National Park

Restrictions apply at the following locations:

  • Restrictions apply in the Chowder Bay area of Sydney Harbour National Park. Read our FAQs for more information.
  • Restrictions apply at the Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct of Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Read our FAQs for more information.

Annual passes do not cover vehicle entry fees at these NSW parks:

  • Visitors to Worimi Conservation Lands will need to buy a Beach Vehicle Permit before visiting.
  • 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park have day vehicle entry fees: Halls Peak campground, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales campground and picnic area. Fees aren't applicable if you're paying camping fees at these locations.
  • Bongil Bongil National PArk requires a beach driving permit at Bongil Beach.
  • Booderee National Park, at Jervis Bay, is managed jointly by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

NSW National Parks annual passes do not cover entry fees to parks in the ACT or other Australian states and territories.

Read our FAQs for more information.

Please note

If you ride a bicycle or walk to your park, entry remains free.

Parks charging motor vehicle entry fees are generally those which receive many visitors.Your support, through entry fees, directly helps NSW National Parks to maintain and improve visitor facilities, conserve threatened species and their habitats, and protect sites of cultural significance.

Read our FAQs for more information.