At most campgrounds facilities are very basic, but campers who are properly prepared and equipped with some of the wide range of camping gear and gadgets available will not have to sacrifice all of the conveniences of modern living in our campgrounds.

Drinking water


NO drinking water 25px Most campgrounds have no drinking water supply. Collected rain water or bore water may be available at some campgrounds. Supply may be seasonal and is not guaranteed. Campers should purify the water, either by boiling vigorously for one minute, adding purification tablets or suitably filtering to make it safe for consumption.
drinking water Mains supply drinking water is available at a small number of campgrounds

Personal hygiene

toilets The only facility available at most campgrounds is a bush toilet with no water for flushing or hand washing. Toilet paper is provided but bring your own, just in case. Campgrounds with a shower (see below) usually have flushing toilets.
Toilet waste dump stations
RF19SULLAGE 25px We provide facilities to dump waste from toilets at a small number of newer campgrounds

Waste from portable toilets must not be dumped in campground toilets: use the National Public Toilet Map website to search for dump points.

RF15N NO  showers 25px Most campgrounds have no showers or wash basins with running water
RF15-SHOWERS 25px A very small number of campgrounds have showers. Those that do also have flushing toilets and hand washing basins.

Soaps and toothpaste

Always wash and brush your teeth at least 100m from any body of water. Soaps, toothpaste and other personal hygiene products, even biodegradable, adversely affect water quality and can leave stains and odours. Try to minimise their use and disperse any washing water and toothpaste. Consider carrying hand cleansing gel.

Cooking, eating and heating

Barbecues, campfires, stoves and heaters
RF8G-GAS BBQ 25px Some campgrounds are equipped with shared-use gas or electric barbecues. There is no charge for the use of gas or electric barbecues.
RF20-SHELTERED GAS BBQ 25px Some shared-use barbecues are sheltered
bbq facilities Some campgrounds have fireplaces with barbecue plates. Where fireplaces are featured, they may be shared-use and they must not be used during seasonal fire ban periods.
RF10N-NO OPEN FIRES 25px Campfires are not permitted at any time at some campgrounds

Camper's own solid fuel stoves, heaters and barbecues are subject to same restrictions as campfires: they must not be used at any campground, or at any time, when campfires are not permitted.

Campers' own liquid or gas fuel barbeques and stoves can be used at any campground unless there is a total fire ban (see Department of Fire and Emergency Services)


Picnic tables
picnic area Many campgrounds feature picnic tables which may be for shared use or provided for individual camp sites
RF7-SHELTERED PICNIC TABLES 25px Some shared-use picnic tables are sheltered
RF17-DISHWASHING 25px A small number of campgrounds feature dishwashing sinks with either mains supply or collected rainwater

Where dishwashing sinks are not provided use as little detergent as possible and strain dirty dishwater before dispersing it at least 100m from any body of water. Do not dispose of dishwater in campground toilets. Pack the strained waste and take it with you out of the campground.

Food and food waste

Store food and food waste securely, it attracts animals which can become a health risk and a nuisance to campers.

Waste disposal

Take all litter and waste with you when you leave.


No powered sites 25px No campgrounds have electrical power supply to camp sites. Generators may be permitted.


No campgrounds have laundry facilities. Clothes should not be laundered in parks.


Campers must bring all their own provisions including food, fuel and water.

RO8-STORE SUPPLIES A very small number of parks have a limited amount of basic provisions available for purchase and/or feature caf├ęs 

For more on facilities and the activities you can enjoy in Western Australia's parks go to the Explore Parks WA website.