Free Overnight Rest Areas for Self-Contained Visitors

Please note, if you require an Overnight Rest Area permit for a fully self-contained RV or caravan please visit the Bunbury Visitor Centre Monday to Friday between 9am - 4:30pm, Saturday between 9:30am - 4:00pm, or Sundays and Public Holidays between 10:00am - 2:00pm.

The City of Bunbury has opened its doors to fully self-contained recreational vehicle (RV) travellers by offering two locations to use as free overnight rest areas.

All overnight rest areas within the City of Bunbury have a maximum stay limit of 48 hours per visit to Bunbury, and require the users to obtain a permit from the Visitor Information Centre at  13A Prinsep Street, Bunbury.

Additionally, visitors will not be permitted to utilise the City’s overnight rest areas for more than a total of 72 hours within a 28 day period.​

If you arrive in Bunbury outside of the Visitor Information Centre opening hours, a City of Bunbury staff member will attend the rest areas each morning to provide permits.

Visitors must meet the definition of fully self-contained to utilise these areas. To be considered fully self-contained your vehicle must be fitted with on-board facilities such as toilets and sinks. These on-board facilities cannot be a separate item; they must be manufactured as part of the vehicle and plumbed in. If your vehicle does not meet these criteria, you will need to use established caravan parks.

A list of alternate accommodation options for those who do not meet the criteria of fully self-contained can be found here.

Please note, camping in tents or sleeping in cars is not permitted at any of these locations.

If you are in need of further assistance, please see the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre or contact them on (08) 9792 7205 or via email


Overnight Rest Areas are designated at the following locations:

1.      Wyalup-Rocky Point
Maximum of four vehicles at any one time
Corner of Ocean Drive and Upper Esplanade, Bunbury
Latitude: -33.322290 Longitude: 115.631637
This location provides visitors with a beachside stay that is within walking distance to the Bunbury CBD and Victoria Street which is home the city’s cappuccino strip and many unique retail options.
Parking in this area is restricted to the embedded parking bays along Upper Esplanade and is not recommended for RV’s that have expandable sides.
Parking not permitted when public events are occurring.

2.      Ocean Drive (at basketball courts)
Maximum of seven vehicles at any one time
Ocean Drive, opposite Backbeach Café and Restaurant and adjacent to the basketball courts, Bunbury
Latitude: -33.326488 Longitude: 115.630761
This location provides visitors with a short walk to the beachside, lies within close proximity to the Backbeach Café  and is partially protected from the sea breeze by vegetation.
This location is  within walking distance to the Bunbury CBD and Victoria Street which is home the city’s cappuccino strip and many unique retail options.


Please remember to leave no trace of your stay and be mindful of other users to the area.

Thank you for visiting Bunbury and we hope you enjoy your stay!

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