Notice of Intent for Groups

The Notice of Intent (NOI) should be completed by organised groups conducting any overnight expeditions on any Parks and Wildlife Service tracks and trails.

Download a Notice of Intent form.

Why is notification needed?

The NOI provides us with information regarding your planned group activity, to help sustain the biodiversity and conservation values of the diverse environments the tracks and trails traverse.  The NOI also assists us in considering the needs and enjoyment of other Track users by preventing overcrowding in campsites and/or potential clashes of expedition dates of groups. 

Campsites on the Bibbulmun Track cannot be booked. Therefore, the NOI is not a booking system. 

While this information remains confidential, it may be used in emergency situations, such as a bushfire. Basic notes related to the date of your expedition and the size of your group will be posted on the Groups on Track tab within the relevant Section By Section Guide to assist other Track users for their trip planning. If the Groups on Track tab does not appear in the relevant Section by Section Guide, then no groups are registered for that section.

Overnight walks

A new campsite around Mt Cooke has been constructed specifically for school and scout groups.
A new campsite around Mt Cooke has been constructed specifically for school and scout groups.
If you are intending to conduct an organised, educational or leisure activity of one night or more on Parks and Wildlife Service managed tracks or trails (with eight or more members), it is preferred that notification is received at least four weeks prior to the activity being conducted.

Before you lodge an NOI, please remember to check the Groups on Track listings for groups that have already submitted an NOI form because only one group is permitted at each campsite each night.

The Foundation and Parks and Wildlife thank all groups who send in notification forms, it is very much appreciated.

Early notification will allow us to

  • Alert you to possible problematic Track conditions.
  • Alert you to other groups already using the same campsites (so you can change your itinerary).
  • Have enough time to formally reply to your notification.

Note that for overnight stays at the Bibbulmun Track campsites, 

  1. total group size should not exceed 17 persons (including leaders) and all members should carry tents. 
  2. at the three group campsites however, Mt Cooke group campsite, Lyall's Mill and Arcadia campsites on the Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail, the maximum group size is 30.  There is no sleeping shelter, so tents are essential.

This number has been set to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the Track, campsites, facilities and the surrounding environment.

Remember that groups of eight or more cannot occupy a sleeping shelter at a Bibbulmun Track campsite until after 6pm. Check out the Code of the Campsite.

Day walks

Notifications are not needed for day walks.

Students take a break on their Bibbulmun Track walk.
Students take a break on their Bibbulmun Track walk.