Book a campsite


We are booked out through our peak season (19th December 2015 – 30th January 2016) in all camping areas.

The Shire manages foreshore camping along the natural foreshore reserves with beach access in Rosebud, Rye and Sorrento. These locations are great for accessing many of the Mornington Peninsula’s recreational activities including swimming, walking, cycling and relaxing.

Campsites are close to all local amenities including local shops, cafes, national parks/reserves, shared bay trails and are just a short drive to the peninsula’s surf beaches and Western Port Bay. These sites offer a wonderful place to enjoy a great holiday experience. For campsite booking information please contact the Foreshore Camping Team on: (03) 5950 1011 or email or on Facebook

2.Book a campsite 

 Apply online

Camping application form(DOCX, 71KB)

View information on Rosebud Camping

View information on Rye & Sorrento Camping

3.Camping flowchart & fees

How to apply to camp during peak season (mid December - last Saturday in January)

Camping flow chart(PDF, 467KB)  
Camping fees(PDF, 214KB)

4.Foreshore Camping Office Hours and Locations

Phone: (03) 5950 1011

During the camping season: Sunday to Thursday: 9am – 4.30pm and Friday and Saturday: 9am – 7pm.

When camping is closed the office is open 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Closed Christmas Day only.

Weekend and public holidays after hours (7pm to approx midnight) please call 0400 845 896 (night patrol)
For maintenance enquiries: 1300 850 600

Rosebud: 1380 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud (main office)
Tel. (03) 5950 1011 or email

Rye: 2310 Point Nepean Road, Rye (unmanned)
Sorrento: 3176 Point Nepean Road, Sorrento (unmanned)

Please note: No fires are permitted on our foreshore camping reserves.
We allow gas or electric BBQ’s for cooking (except on Total Fire Ban days, when we allow electric only). No kettle or coal fuel cooking appliances allowed.

Watch the What's Up Down Under video featuring our foreshore camping!

5.Conditions to camping

Conditions to Camping(PDF, 333KB)

6.Cancellations and alterations

Cancelling prior to 1st September
A full refund of all monies paid.

Cancelling four weeks or more prior to arrival date
Will forfeit one week's camping fees and incur a $30.00 administration fee.

No refund if departing earlier than booked

Cancelling within four weeks of arrival date
Will forfeit all monies paid.

Please note: Cancellations and/or modifications must be made in writing.

Campers with confirmed bookings that reduce their length of stay will incur a $30.00 administration fee. These reductions will impact on any future bookings.

7.Other foreshore camping accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula

Balnarring Foreshore Ranger - 5983 5582
Camerons Bight to Whitecliffes - 5985 3288
Capel Sound Foreshore -  5986 4382
Point Leo Foreshore -  5989 8333
Shoreham Foreshore Ranger - 5989 8325

For alternate accommodation, please visit our tourism website: