Desert Parks Pass

Heading to the outback? Purchase a Desert Parks Pass which entitles you and your vehicle to 12 months entry into our state’s desert parks:

Park Desert Parks Pass requirement
Innamincka Regional Reserve Optional 
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park    Optional    
Malkumba-Coongie Lakes National Park    Optional    
Simpson Desert Conservation Park and Regional Reserve     Mandatory 
Tallaringa Conservation Park     Optional    
Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park     Optional    
Witjira National Park    Optional* 

* Mandatory if travelling east of Dalhousie Springs. 

The pass also allows you to camp for periods of up to 21 nights at a time in the desert parks (excluding Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park). 

Purchase a pass

Purchase your pass online or in person at one of the below park pass agents.

Buy in person at one of these park pass agents.



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* Renewals of Desert Park Passes can only be done at the DEWNR outback regional office in Pt Augusta.

For Desert Parks Pass enquiries, please call (+61 8) 8648 5328.

For more information about passes, contact our DEWNR Information Line (+61 8) 8204 1910.


  • Park Passes are not transferable and only available for private vehicles with up to eight seats. They are not valid for taxis, buses or mini-buses. 
  • When visiting a listed park you are required to travel with the Desert Parks Handbook which will be provided to you at the time of your pass purchase. 
  • Entry to parks, reserves and campgrounds may be restricted from time to time due to safety, conservation or operational requirements including days of Total Fire Ban.
  • When purchasing your pass we recommend you nominate your Desert Parks Pass start date to coincide with your intended arrival in the desert as refunds for unused Desert Parks Passes are only available in specific circumstances. These are explained in the terms and conditions. Passes can be purchased up to 60 days in advance.
  • It is recommended you monitor weather, river and outback road conditions leading up to your departure. View the latest outback road warnings or read the latest version of the Desert Parks Bulletin.

Please read the full terms and conditions for a full list of parks covered and other important information about your pass.