Visiting

Parks and Wildlife fees and bookings

Fees apply for camping throughout Shark Bay and for entry to some parks and reserves. You can purchase the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s Holiday and Annual park passes from any Parks and Wildlife office, Monkey Mia shop and the Discovery Centre in Denham. These passes do not cover Monkey Mia entry fees and do not include camping.

*Concessions available for: Seniors’ Card, Disability Support, Carer Payment, Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Age Pension, Disability Support (Blind), Carer Allowance & Companion Card.

For full details of all park passes and fees for other parks in the state see the Parks and Wildlife website.

Monkey Mia day permit (per person)

  • $12.00 per adult
  • $9.00 concession* holders
  • $4.50 per child 6-15 years
  • $28.50 per family (2 adults, 2 children)

Monkey Mia holiday permit (four weeks duration)

  • $18.00 per adult
  • $15.00 concession* holders
  • $7.50 per child 6-15 years
  • $43.50 per family (2 adults, 2 children)

Edel Land and Steep Point – bookings required

  • Park entry fee $12 per car (up to 12 legally seated people)
  • Camping fees, per person, per night. You must book before arrival and pay fees in advance.
  • $7.50 per adult
  • $5.50 for concession* card holders
  • $2.20 for school aged children 6-15  years

Francois Peron National Park entry fee

A fee collection box is located at the park entrance.

  • $12.00 per car per day (up to 12 legally seated people)
  • $6.00 per motor cycle and concession* card holders
  • $5.50 per passenger on buses

Francois Peron National Park camping fees – no bookings taken

  • $10.00 per adult per night
  • $6.60 per concession* holders per night
  • $2.20 per child per night (aged 6-15 years)

Dirk Hartog Island National Park camping fees - bookings required

At present there are no entrance fees for visiting the island but camping fees apply and must be paid in advance by contacting the Steep Point Ranger Station on (08) 9948 3993 or email ranger@steeppoint.com.au.

  • $19.00 per adult per night
  • $13.50 per concession* holder per night
  • $2 per child 6-15 years per night

Steep Point access and camping fees are also payable if you access this area in transit to the island.
Barge bookings and payments are made to the Dirk Hartog Island Homestead. Visit their website for more details.

Other campsites

The Shire of Shark Bay manages informal campsites without facilities at Goulet Bluff, Whalebone, Fowlers Camp and Eagle Bluff.

Contact the Discovery Centre on 08 9948 1590 or email admin@sharkbay.wa.gov.au for information and bookings. The Discovery Centre also has information about commercial camping facilities at various locations.