Bribie Island Permits

Bribie Island 4WD Vehicle Access and Camping Permit Information

Vehicle Access and Camping Permits

Four-wheel drive (4WD) is a popular activity on Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia. The island offers a range of scenic tracks and beaches that are accessible by 4WD, making it a popular destination for off-road enthusiasts.

Some popular 4WD destinations on Bribie Island include the beaches at Bribie Island National Park, the dunes at Ocean Beach, and the tracks through the island’s parks and forests. Visitors are advised to obtain necessary permits, obtain local information on track conditions, and respect the island’s natural and cultural values.

It is important to follow proper safety procedures when driving a 4WD on Bribie Island, including checking your vehicle and equipment, familiarising yourself with the terrain, and following all park rules and regulations. Visitors are encouraged to respect the environment and leave no trace of their visit.


65km north of Brisbane, linked to the mainland by road bridge.

A vehicle access permit must be obtained before driving on Bribie Island recreation areas.

Vehicle Access Permit Fees

  • 1 week or less = $53.65
  • More than 1 week (up to 1 year) = $167.60

Park Features

Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area features sand dunes, heaths, paperbark wetlands, open forests, woodlands, freshwater creeks and lagoons.

Tidal wetlands and waters around Bribie Island are protected as part of Moreton Bay Marine Park. Fish, crabs and prawns breed in Pumicestone Passage and dugong feed on its seagrass communities. Thousands of shorebirds feed and roost here.

Cultural heritage includes shell middens and other evidence of Aboriginal people’s traditional use of the area, and weathered structures remaining from the World War II coastal defence system.

Looking After The Park

Wherever you explore, minimise your impact. Terrestrial and marine plants and animals depend on us to keep land, ocean and estuarine areas clean.

  • Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
  • Don’t use shampoos and soaps in or near waterways.
  • In areas where toilets are not provided, bring a portable enclosed toilet. Please do not empty the contents of chemical toilets in the toilet facilities as is stops the systems from functioning. Portable toilet waste disposal points are located at Poverty Creek camping area and on access ‘P’ near the toilets in the Ocean Beach camping area. If bush toileting, go at least 50m from creeks and bury human waste and toilet paper 30cm deep. Bag all personal hygiene products including disposable nappies and take them home for appropriate disposal in rubbish bins
  • When boating, go slowly over seagrass beds—dugongs feed here. Observe the go slow areas (PDF, 5.8MB) for natural values in Tripcony Bight – Long Island (MNP02) and Westaways Creek (MNP01) marine national park zones.
  • When driving, stay on tracks and off the dunes. Fore dunes are important habitat for wildlife. Shorebirds lay their eggs on the sand and marine turtles bury eggs in the sand.
  • Obey signs and regulations—they are in place to protect this area for conservation and nature-based recreation.