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
• Annual $30 • NSW Pensioner Concession $15 • 3-Day $10
The Worimi Conservation Lands are located in the Port Stephens area, north of Newcastle. Vehicle access is available for 4WDs.
There are two entrances to the WCL:
- via Lavis Lane at Williamtown
- via Gan Gan Road at Anna Bay
Four wheel driving is a very popular activity, and the entrances can get busy during the holidays.
BP Service Station (Anna Bay) – 135 Gan Gan Road, ANNA BAY NSW 2316
Tackle Power (Mayfield West) – Shop 2/15 Murray Dwyer Circuit, MAYFIELD WEST NSW 2304
BP Service Station (Salt Ash) – Corner Richardson and Nelson Bay Road, SALT ASH NSW 2318
ARB (Lambton) – 89 Griffiths Road, LAMBTON NSW 2299
Port Stephens Visitor 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.