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Camping in Public Places

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Camping or sleeping in any public place within the Darwin municipality is actively discouraged.

Regulating Camping in Public Places

Camping in public spaces is regulated under By-Law 103.  This includes sleeping in a motor vehicle, campervans, caravans and tents.

City of Darwin Rangers regularly monitor our spaces and may issue infringement notices (on the spot fines) for those found camping or sleeping in a public space.

Report an illegal camping

You can report an illegal camping via

Report an issue form

Accommodation Assistance

For more information regarding caravan parks and holiday facilities visit Tourism Top End

08 8980 6000


In person at 6 Bennett Street, Darwin

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