By purchasing a Yorke Peninsula Council Bush Camping Permit, you are agreeing to abide by the following Terms and Conditions.


Council has designated the bush campgrounds as locations where camping is permitted.  Camping in other locations on local government land or on any road is prohibited.  It is also illegal to camp on any foreshore.  Any person who camps in a non-authorised area or does not pay the appropriate fee prior to using the designated campground may be issued with a $100 Expiation Notice.

Pursuant to Council’s by laws, ‘camping’ includes setting up a camp, or ­causing a tent, caravan or motor home to remain on the land for the purpose of staying overnight, whether or not any person is in attendance or sleeps on the land. After camping on any of the designated camping reserves for a period of six consecutive weeks, you are unable to camp on any designated camping reserve until a further four consecutive weeks has expired.  Council may give an extension to this clause upon application by a permit holder.


The Yorke Peninsula Council has a policy of not refunding bush camping permit fees. Refunds might be granted in exceptional circumstances, providing the request is received via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..au) prior to the expiry date. Approved refunds will be issued by cheque. 


Dogs are permitted on the camping grounds but must be kept under effective control at all times. 

Your dog is considered to be under effective control if it is on a leash not exceeding 2 metres in length. Or, if it is off leash it must be in the campground (including foreshore); it must be visible at all times (cannot be walking behind you); it must be kept in close proximity; it must be able to be controlled under any circumstance; it must not run up to other people or animals; it must not attack, chase, harass or otherwise endanger the health of a person, animal or bird (whether or not actual injury is caused).

If your dog is not under effective control you may receive a $210 on the spot fine for ‘dog wandering at large’.


Campfires are only permitted in designated camping areas, outside of the fire season. It is illegal to take wood from a roadside or reserve for campfire use.  More information on campfires can be viewed at www.visityorkepeninsula.com.au/campfires 

During the fire danger season a campfire is not permitted. Failure to comply may result in a $315 Expiation Notice. The camping locations are all part of the Yorke Peninsula Fire ban district.  Check the CFS website for fire ban updates www.cfs.sa.gov.au


Please take all of your rubbish with you or use rubbish bins where provided.  Leaving any type of rubbish at your camp site may result in an Expiation Notice being issued, with a maximum fee of $1,000.


All bush camping sites are family friendly campgrounds and during your stay there will be others occupying the same area. Please apply common courtesy by ensuring noise is kept to an acceptable standard and consider others during your stay.


Updated August 2021

Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
T: 1800 202 445   E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au


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