Camping is available inside Exhibition Park for Entrants and their Buddies in designated entrant camping areas. 

Entrants NOT camping, but utilising a campsite as a reserved parking space during the event, MUST pay the appropriate camping fees. You are using an allocated campsite to park your car & the camping fee allows you access to your vehicle 24hrs if required.


Who Can Camp?

Camping is only available to those who have already purchased a Season Pass e.g. Entrants, Buddies, Season, Platinum Passes.

A Camping Pass must be purchased by each person camping in addition to a Season Pass.

All Entrant Campers must clear scrutineering before they proceed to the Entrant Camping check in.

If you have pre-reserved a site, you will need your confirmation paperwork ready to produce for the Camping Marshals. If you did not pre-reserve a site, you will be allocated upon arrival.

All camping grounds have access to power as well as toilet and shower facilities.


Do you and your other entrant mates wish to camp together as a club or group?

Only Entrants are permitted to reserve a campsite at Summernats. Ensure all entrants included in your group have entered and paid both the entrant and camping component. Your reservation will not be processed until ALL appropriate fees are paid.

Complete the Summernats Entrants Campsite Reservation Form below to reserve a site.

For those who would like to reserve the same site as the  previous year, you are still required to complete a new form each year and must have it submitted to the Summernats Office by the 31st July to secure that same site. Entrant Campsite Reservations Close 1 December.

The camping fee entitles each entrant to an approximate 6m x 5m site. The entrant, tent, entrant vehicle, gear and Buddies need to be able to fit within the allocated space given. Larger sites are made up of several entrants camping together.

Hire of marquees and other equipment are the entrants responsibility and can be organised directly through our preferred supplier, Barlens Hire on (02) 6206 2020. If you have organised a marquee through a non- preferred supplier, you MUST advise the Summernats Office of the company details including dimensions of the marquee on your reservation form. The supplier is required to contact Summernats to arrange site access and must provide all appropriate documentation before any construction or build is commenced. 

Further detailed information can be found on the Summernats Entrant Campsite Reservation Form. 




When Can I Camp? 

Entrant camping opens from 7am Thursday via Gate 7B or Gate 9 provided the entrant and their vehicle have cleared scrutineering. ALL Entrants are not permitted into Exhibition Park until their vehicle has cleared scrutineering.

NOTE: There will be NO Entrant camping available Tuesday or Wednesday- NO exceptions. Applies to ALL Entrants.


What can I bring?

A small gas BBQ - ensure the gas bottle is approved for safety.

A Safe power lead.

You may bring eskies to store your food- eskies must remain at your campsite.

There is a Supermarket on-site for all those essentials you've forgotten or need.


What not to bring?



Glass Bottles





Pools and Spas


Motorised scooters, eskies, skateboards or any unauthorised vehicles

Any other item prohibited as per the terms and conditions of entry.

You must submit to a search of your car and trailer each time you enter Exhibition Park. Vehicles in enclosed trailers will be escorted to their destination and then searched by security once car has been removed. Any alcohol, fuel or other prohibited items found will be confiscated and not returned. 

Fuel will be available to purchase, at market prices, from fuel depot site. See Entrant Information page for full details.



(Non Entrant Vehicles)



On Campsite parking ONLY. NO Cruising. Campers ONLY.

Entrant Camper vehicles are vehicles which have been permitted inside Exhibition Park, to be parked at the Entrant's campsite and must remain there for the duration of the event. Includes: support cars, campervans, buses and all vehicles that become sleeping quarters or storage with an engine or that can be driven. Once the vehicle is inside the grounds, it cannot come and go through the gates. 



Limited access to Load/Unload at Judging Pavilion & Burnout track pickup area. May be parked at Entrants own campsite. NO Cruising. Available to ALL Entrants.

Entrant Support Vehicles are additional vehicles that have been permitted inside Exhibition Park, which is required to tow your entered vehicle, carry spares and display equipment to specific areas ONLY. Space inside Exhibition Park is limited. If you DO NOT have a campsite you MUST park your support vehicle Off-site in the prepaid carpark (included) or in the trailer parking area with your trailer attached. Trailer parking is subject to space availability. 

All Entrants and/or nominated drivers must fill out the appropriate 'Additional On-Site Vehicle' form at scrutineering to confirm driver & car details and to receive a permit for the support vehicle.

NOTE: One ‘Additional On- Site Vehicle’ per Entrant only. Buddies are not permitted to have vehicles inside the grounds on Entrant Campsites.

In the case that you require more than one ‘Additional On-site Vehicle’, eg. one for your transporter and one for your towing vehicle, you will need to advise the Summernats Office with the types of vehicle and request special permission before you purchase your tickets. 



Trailers must not be left on campsites - they must be left in the designated trailer parking area just outside Gate 7. Trailer parking is subject to space availability.



No table- top trucks (or similar) are to be parked at campsites. These must be parked in the Offsite parking area at Gate 7. 

If you intend to bring a transporter, you are required to advise the Summernats Office to arrange prior to the event and MUST arrive during daylight hours. 


Entrant Tent City Campers

Experience the fun & the convenience of camping at Summernats without the hassle of bringing your own camping gear.

2 or 4 person tents plus stretchers are available to Entrants. Contact the Summernats Office for more details.

Tent City Entrants can check in from Thursday once their Entrant vehicle has cleared Scrutineering. You must check out of your tent by 10am Sunday morning. The $100 refund is payable on final departure, provided there is no damage to the tent and stretchers.