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Camping

CAMPING IN PORMPURAAW DESIGNATED CAMP GROUNDS WILL REOPEN ON 20TH OF MAY 2024 (SUBJECT TO WET SEASON). 

 

BOOKINGS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE BOOKING FORM ON THE WEBSITE.

Please contact Council via email: camping@pormpuraaw.qld.gov.au to request a refund of your camping fees paid prior to COVID or request for your camping fees to be applied to your 2023 camping booking.  All credits not utilised by October 2024 will be forfeited. 

​​​​​Camp bookings open at 9am (AEST) on 1st of April 2024, however camping on site is not permitted until 20th of May 2024 (subject to wet season).  Camping season closes each year in line with the closure of the Barramundi season and the last night for camping is 5th October 2024. Maximum length of stay is 14 nights.

Camping fees are $55 (incl GST) per vehicle per night.  Please observe the maximum vehicle numbers for each campground/site.

To make a camping booking please complete the booking form by clicking the enquire button at the bottom of this page. Your booking enquiry needs to be submitted 2 weeks prior to wanting to commence your camping trip. Once your booking enquiry has been received you will receive a copy of your booking request that has been submitted for your records. Our staff will then process these bookings within 7 days of receiving your booking request and will confirm via email that your booking has been secured, these emails will be sent from: camping@pormpuraaw.qld.gov.au, so please ensure that this email address is whitelisted on your system or ensure you check your junk/spam email folder and make safe this email address for receiving future emails. When receiving the confirmation email from our staff that your camp booking has been secured, this is subject to payment of the camping fees being made within 7 days of receiving the booking confirmation email. When the 7 days has lapsed, if payment has not been received, your booking will be cancelled, and the spot reopened to the public.

Bookings are processed on a first in, first served basis. Bookings will not be accepted prior to 9am (AEST) on 1st of April 2023 (no exceptions).

After receiving email confirmation of your camp booking, to make your camp booking payment in full please deposit funds into our bank account as follows:

BSB: 064-804

Account: 00092711

Account Name: Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council

Reference: Your Surname & Campsite Booked (i.e.: SMITH-C9 or SMITH-MUNGKUN)

Please send a payment advice or email confirming that payment has been made for your booking to: camping@pormpuraaw.qld.gov.au

Once payment has been received you will be emailed your camping permit.  Should you have any issues with processing your payment please call (07) 40 328 221 (Mon to Fri 8am to 4pm).

Please review the terms and conditions of Camping as listed below:

 

RULES & REGULATIONS

ENTRY REFUSED WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT - If you fail to provide your valid permit on arrival you will be turned away.  NO EXCEPTIONS. Permits are to be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle.  All vehicles must display a valid permit at all times.  Rangers will undertake inspections of campsites to ensure all vehicles have a valid permit displayed. Arrival time should not be before 1pm and departure time is by midday.

 

REFUNDS - Fees paid are non-refundable.  Refunds will only be made if roads are closed (as determined by Council)

 

ALCOHOL - Please see our website for our Alcohol Management Plan. Alcohol can be purchased at the Pormpuraaw United Football Club for consumption at the club. Alcohol is not permitted in public spaces or within the campgrounds on the Pormpuraaw Shire DOGIT area.

FISHING - A condition of your permit is Rangers have the right to check your fridges/freezers to confirm compliance with marine species bag limits. Please observe bag limitations during your visit.

SHOOTING/HUNTING - This is an illegal activity with the Pormpuraaw Shire DOGIT area.

RUBBISH - All rubbish must be removed from campsite on exit. Please leave the campsite in a clean state for the next visitor.

DOGS - Strictly no dogs allowed.

SORRY BUSINESS IN COMMUNITY - Please note that some families may culturally request that certain beach and river areas within the Pormpuraaw Shire DOGIT area are closed due to cultural respect of those that have recently passed. This may impact fishing activities.

OTHERS - Please report any harassment or unwelcome behavior by others to the Rangers.

                - Permit holders requiring special assistance (towing or vehicle/boat retrieval) will be charged an additional fee.

                - Please observe the closed areas in the Mitchell River Delta.

                - Maximum of 4 vehicles per camp site for the Coleman River campgrounds.

                - Maximum of 6 vehicles per camp site for the Chapman and Mungkun River campgrounds.

Please contact our Ranger team on 0458 001 051 or Pormpuraaw Police on 40 604 004 for issues whilst on site. In an emergency, please phone 000.  Local Laws are currently under review. Please refer to the Council website for the most up to date information.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Pormpuraaw.  Please respect our community and our community residents. Care for our Country.

CHAPMAN RIVER CAMPGROUND 

Chapman River - Toilet & Shower Amenities, Town Water, Shady Trees, Concrete Boat Ramp

This Campground is 2kms South of Pormpuraaw Township which is accessed via going through the Pormpuraaw township (1 Site - 6 Vehicles Maximum)

MUNGKUN RIVER CAMPGROUND

Mungkun River - Toilet & Shower Amenities, Bore Water, Shady Trees, Shell Boat Ramp

This Campground is 7kms North of Pormpuraaw Township which is accessed via going through the Pormpuraaw township (1 Site - 6 Vehicles Maximum)

COLEMAN RIVER CAMPGROUND

Coleman River - Bush Toilets, Water Available from Pump at Waterhole 3kms from Camp Sites, Limited Shade

This Campground is approx. 40kms South of Pormpuraaw via Kowanyama (8 Sites in Total - Site # 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 11 & 12) - 4 Vehicles Maximum per Site from same Booking Party)

 

MELLEMEN CAMPGROUND

Mellemen - Bush Toilets, Water Available from Pump at Waterhole 3kms from Camp Sites, Limited Shade

This Campground is approx. 40kms South of Pormpuraaw via Kowanyama (1 Site - 4 Vehicles Maximum)

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