Western Australians allowed to go camping
Western Australia has announced that locals are now able to camp again as of midday 1 May, 2020.
Thanks to the success of social distancing, Western Australians are again able to access and camp in campgrounds within national parks, reserves and state forests.
According to the WA Government, however, regional travel restrictions are still in place, so campers can only attend campgrounds within their regional boundaries.
While the change applies to most of the 268 campgrounds managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) remote national parks in the Kimberley will remain closed until changes are made to the Kimberley travel restrictions.
DBCA online bookings can be made at Explore Parks WA for stays of up to two weeks at a time, while non-bookable campgrounds will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
The WA government further advises that social distancing, good hygiene and adherence to the 4m2 per person rule should be practiced by campers.