4WD Beach Permit Information

Beach and dune driving is one of the most popular activities for visitors to the Stockton Sand Dunes and Worimi Conservation Lands. The park provides four-wheel drive access to more than 19 km of Stockton beach front and over 350 hectares of dune driving in the Recreational Vehicle Area at the southern end of the park. This is one of the largest coastal dune driving areas in NSW.

You will need a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive at the Worimi Conservation Lands. 

All vehicles entering the Worimi Conservation Lands must be registered and display a valid Worimi Conservation Lands beach vehicle permit. The Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL) is considered a road related area and road rules apply under Road Transport (General) Act 2005.

There are two types of permits available:

1. Beach Vehicle Permits 2. Recreational Vehicle Area Permits including quads & motorbikes.

Permit costs: Refer to the Worimi Conservation Lands website CLICK HERE

The Worimi Conservation Lands are located in the Port Stephens area of Anna Bay, north of Newcastle. Vehicle access is available for 4WDs.

There are three entrances to the WCL:

- via Lavis Lane at Williamtown

- via Gan Gan Road at Anna Bay

via 4WD entry - Fern Bay (Fern Bay Seaside Village)

Four wheel driving is a very popular activity, and the entrances can get busy during the holidays.

Permits are available from the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre, 60 Victoria Parade NELSON BAY NSW 2315. Click here.

BP Service Station (Anna Bay) – 135 Gan Gan Road, ANNA BAY NSW 2316

BP Service Station (Salt Ash) – Corner Richardson and Nelson Bay Road, SALT ASH NSW 2318

Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre (Nelson Bay) – 60 Victoria Parade, NELSON BAY NSW 2315

Metro Service Station (Williamtown) – Corner Nelson Bay Road and Lavis Lane, WILLIAMTOWN NSW 2318

Fines will apply for vehicles without permits. 

The PDF below outlines the rules of driving safely on the dunes.