Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO)

GACO 2016 will bring together thousands of Australians for one big night where they will share the experience of camping out under the stars... in their backyards, on a river bank, in a camp, a park, a caravan park, in fact, anywhere they feel like!

Great Aussie Camp Out logo

The offical GACO camp out is scheduled for Saturday, 8 October 2016. Visit the GACO website to register, share your story and win a prize.

New to camping?

The Department offers great options for families wanting to experience the outdoors in a safe natural environment within close proximity to the city at our metropolitan camps.


Family Camp Out  

  • Ern Halliday: Friday 7-9 October 2016

Outdoor October Family Weekend

  • Bickley: Saturday 22-23 October 2016
Bickley Billabong tent area showing many tents pitched in the area

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp 2016

Camp out under the stars in the Sanctuary in the Suburbs at the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp. Share stories of your adventures around a camp fire. 

For more information, please contact Matthew Grace.

To register, please download the registration form.

Ern Halliday Oct 2016 GACO

Bickley Outdoors October Family Fun Weekend

Come to Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp and lern how to camp in the outdoors. Experienced staff will teach you how to set up tents and cook damper on a fire.

For more information, please contact Bernadette Bennett.

To register, please down the registration form.

Bickley Outdoors October 2016