Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO)

GACO 2017 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
Dates for the offical GACO camp out will be released soon. 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 to be confirmed.

Outdoor October Family Weekend

  • Bickley to be confirmed.
Bickley Billabong tent area showing many tents pitched in the area

2016 GACO events

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp 2016

Families camped out under the stars in the Suburbs at the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp. 

For more information, please contact Matthew Grace.

Ern Halliday Oct 2016 GACO

Bickley Outdoors October Family Fun Weekend

Families came to Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp to learn how to camp in the outdoors. Experienced staff were on hand to teach families how to set up tents and cook damper on a fire.

For more information, please contact Bernadette Bennett.

Bickley Outdoors October 2016