Camping in Western Australia's parks has a 'back to nature' character, and none of the campgrounds have electrical power to campsites. However, there are some places to stay in Western Australia's parks that feature powered campsites. Search for a place with powered sites.
Campers' own generators can be used at some campgrounds although only at certain times of the day. Permitted operating hours are indicated at the campground (usually between 8am and 9pm, but this varies).
At other campgrounds generators may not be used at any time.
A small number of larger campgrounds have separate generator and 'quiet' (no generator) areas.
When choosing a portable power supply, consider the noise and other emissions of various generators and whether an alternative, such as solar, is viable.
If you operate a generator you must:
- be considerate of other visitors and the environment at all times
- position it closer to you than to other campers
- ensure cords do not cross areas used by other visitors
- keep running time to a minimum
- keep a clear space (at least 3m) around the generator
- never leave a running generator unattended
*Generators must not be used on total fire ban days (see Emergency WA)
If you need a generator to operate a disability aid for medical purposes you may apply for exemption from general restrictions on their use - select type of enquiry 'Park entry fees, passes and concessions' on the contact us page.