General Camping Information

Camping Information

Point Leo has over 168 camping sites, of which only 45 are powered.  The majority of our campsites are open year round, including sites 1 to 11 on the water, powered sites 12 to 56 and all the non powered sites 101 to 249 in the eastern section up towards the surfing areas


Bookings for the peak periods of the Summer School Holidays (including the Australia Day long weekend), Easter 4 day period (Good Friday to Easter Monday) and the Melbourne Cup and March Long Weekend holiday periods are allocated by ballot. For more information and to enter the ballot for any of these periods please select the desired period from the dropdown menu under the “camping information” drop down page at the top of this screen.

Outside of these  periods, bookings are required to be made online and can be done so here.  For campers that arrive without a booking, we  maintain a first in, best dressed policy for available sites, we cannot guarantee a particular area. 

When you arrive please come to the office to check in. If the office is unattended there is a mobile number on the office door. You will need to check in with a Ranger before you set up camp.

The Ranger can be contacted by email ,or on the weekends in the office on 5989 8333 . Fires are strictly prohibited . Camping is strictly prohibited at all times in the playground reserves and in cars.

How to book for NON Peak Periods

To make a booking for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night please follow this link


Campfires are now prohibited within the reserve at all times. Please report any campfires to 0408536143 immediately.

Toilets and showers
The reserve has toilet and shower facilities available for use by campers.
Sites 1 to 56 also have access to a small camp kitchen which contains an electric stove, Fridge, sink and kettle, cooking equipment is required to be supplied by each camping group.
Sites 101 to 246 have access to a larger camp kitchen, again with an electric stove, Fridge, sink and kettle, cooking equipment is required to be supplied by each camping group. This camp kitchen also have several picnic tables inside to enable campers to get in out of the wet when eating if required.
Campers in the 300s are welcome to use the above camp kitchen, however the walk is up to 200 meters to reach this facility.Laundries
Washing machines. Over summer, laundries are available to service all areas of the campsites. No laundry facilities are available from the End of January through until the middle of December. The nearest laundromat is in Balnarring.

There are SHARED taps throughout the park. This is town water and is safe to drink. Individual taps for sites are not available

Camping with dogs

Dogs are never permitted in the campgrounds at Point Leo.

How and when To Book for peak periods

Bookings for Melbourne Cup, Christmas (including summer school holidays), March Long Weekend and Easter open approximately one month after the holiday period finishes. For example the Melbourne cup applications reopen for the following year at the start of December, one month after the Melbourne Cup holiday.  Available sites for each of these peak periods are allocated by ballot. Children on these sites must have a parent or guardian (over the age of 18) on site at all times. Entry to the ballot can only be made through an online application. To apply for a site during one of the above peak periods please click on the corresponding link below
MELBOURNE CUP WEEKENDClick Here. The ballot for new campers for this period close in the last week of August.
CHRISTMASClick here. The ballot for new campers for this period close on September the 28th.
MARCH LONG WEEKEND – Click here -The ballot for new campers for this period close in the third week of January
EASTER – Click here -The ballot for new campers for this period close on February the 14th.


 Those who camp with us over the Christmas, Easter, Melbourne Cup or March Long weekend periods are invited to apply for the same site for the corresponding time for the following year. Applications MUST be made before departure, sites that are not re-booked will not be guaranteed.

Group Bookings

We have limited areas that are available to be booked out by groups of more than 24 people. These group bookings are expected to have a minimum of 4 people per site and are available to school, scout or other such groups. These bookings may be charged at $10 per person per night and will give the group a larger area to use as they wish, not necessarily be restricted to existing site spaces. A group booking does not guarantee you sole use of an area.

Check In / Check Out Times

Check in time is strictly after 1 pm.  and before 8pm (from November to March), and before 6.30 pm (from April to November). The foreshore has a strict policy that no one is to be setting up after dark. The office does not open for arrivals until 1 pm.

Check out time is 11.00 am.

Upon Arrival

When you arrive please come to the office to check in. If the office is unattended there is a mobile number on the office door. You will need to check in with a Ranger before you set up camp.

Campsite Rules

The following information is given to campers in the Reserve Area for their own benefit and in the endeavour to make camping more pleasant for all:

  • All campers must check with the Ranger before setting up camp or occupying sites. A LIMIT OF ONE CAR ONLY PER SITE IS PERMITTED .  Campers are requested to ensure that they keep their cars on their own site, please refrain from parking on adjacent sites even for short periods of time. Extra cars must be parked outside the camping areas. Visitors cars must remain outside the camping areas. Campers must declare their parking needs to the Ranger when booking in.
  • We request that campers make every effort to arrive before 8pm From November to March, and before 6.30 pm from April to November. The foreshore has a strict policy that no one is to be setting up after dark.
  • GARBAGE: All rubbish must be wrapped in bags and placed in the receptacles provided.
  • DOGS: will not be allowed in the camping areas. Dog restrictions apply for the entire park, please ensure that you are familiar with the dog regulations before you visit
  • BIKES: Bikes are permitted to be ridden in the powered sites between the hours of 8.30am and 6pm, for the safety and enjoyment of all campers please refrain from riding bikes in the powered section outside these hours. Helmets must be worn at all times.
  • TREES and SHRUBS: must not be removed or damaged under any circumstances. This represents a breach of the Foreshore Regulations and will be strictly dealt with.
  • Young children are to be accompanied by an adult to amenities block at all times.
  • LITTER: Campers are requested to refrain from the careless disposal of wrappers, empty packets and other litter, and to help keep sites tidy at all times.
  • FENCING: It has been necessary to fence off areas for the protection of the foreshore and soil conservation. Access tracks provided to beach areas must be used at all times and no fencing removed, cut or otherwise interfered with.
  • The person whose name appears on the receipt is responsible for the conduct of all members of the party and visitors.
  • Noisy parties, offensive behavior, drunkenness, vandalism, will not be tolerated. Other Campers should not be able to hear your campsite from more than 20 meters away. Generators are prohibited at all time. We try to maintain a family friendly environment and discourage noise after 9pm.
  • Campers should book by email
  • When camping, children younger than 18 years must have a parent or guardian on site at all times.
  • All person not complying with the above regulations could incur a PENALTY OF LOSS OF CAMP SITE.
  • Sites must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure.

All bookings for peak periods must be paid for 30 days prior to arrival.

All other bookings must be paid for at time of booking.

The Ranger has the right to ask any person to leave the park for any infringement of any of the above rules

Schoolies / 18th and 21st Birthdays / party groups

Schoolies / 18th / 21st  birthday / party group bookings will not be taken. Any bookings taken for these purposes using the online booking system may not be honoured. Any bookings made must have a parent or legal guardian present for any persons under the age of 18 years during the stay at all times. Any groups found to make a booking and then not have a parent or legal guardian present may be asked to leave.

 Refunds and Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations
      1. Cancellations received more than 7 days before your arrival date incur the Administration Fee.
      2. Camping fees are forfeited if cancellations are received within seven days of your arrival date.
  • Transfers
      1. Requests for transfers received more than 7 days of your arrival date incur a $20 Transfer Fee.
      2. No transfers within 7 days of your arrival date will be permitted.
      3. Bookings may only be transferred once.
      4. Once transferred there is no further option to refund or transfer the booking.
      5. Transfers into, or out of the ballot periods of the Melbourne Cup , Labor Day and Easter long weekends, and the five weeks of the Summer school holidays, are not  permitted.
      6. Transfers are only valid for 6 Months after the date of the original booking
  • General
    1. The Administration Fee is an amount equal to 50% of the relevant seasonal nightly campsite fee
    2.  All cancellations and requests for transfers must be communicated via e-mail to

(Working example.) If a booking is scheduled for arrival on the 14th, any request for a cancellation prior to 1pm on the 7th must be received in writing via email to be eligible for a refund minus the Administration Fee .

  1. No refund will be available if the tariff is lower on new chosen dates compared to the dates of the cancelled booking.