Activity Centres and Campsites

Scouts WA has several campsites around Western Australia that can be accessed by Scout Groups, Schools and Community Groups.

Please note: The inclusion of a campsite or Activity Centre on this list does not necessarily mean that it is available for general use, and in all cases further information should be obtained through the contact shown.

Other Activity Centres

Other Campsites

Please note: The inclusion of a campsite or Activity Centre on this list does not necessarily mean that it is available for general use, and in all cases further information should be obtained through the contact shown.

Gilcreek Scout Campsite

For booking enquiries, please call 0408 027 668, email gilcreek@scoutswa.com.au or use the Gilcreek Scout Camp online booking form here.

Kambalda Scout Campsite


Kambalda is a bush campsite near Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields region of WA. The site is suitable for tent camping and is home to a range of local plants and wildlife.

There are no ablution facilities on site and access to drinking water is very limited, so visitors will need to bring what they need with them to Kambalda.

For information and bookings please contact

District Commissioner Goldfields Sue Kelman on dc.goldfields@scoutswa.com.au

Northam Scout Campsite

Northam Scout Campsite is 97km east of Perth and 4.5km west of Northam. The campsite’s southern boundary is the north side of the Kep Track, which follows the Goldfields Pipeline in the area and is used for hiking, walking, cycling, and horse riding.

The campsite features a bush block with some cleared campsites, along with a bush chapel. There are no toilets on site and access to drinking water is extremely limited, so visitors will need to bring what they need with them to Northam.

Use of the campsite costs $2.00 per person per night for Scout groups, with payment by cheque payable to Scouts WA. Contributions will be banked to contribute to the operating and development costs of the site.

Considerations

With the decline in Scouting in Northam and the Avon District in the past, Scouts WA made little use of the Northam site for many years and some people viewed the site as abandoned. The site is close to the Northam Yongah Hill immigration detention centre and has been used by protestors as a camp site. Homeless people have also been known to use it.

It is recommended to contact Northam Police (08) 9622 4240 before the commencement of a camp, to advise of the camp details and exact location on the site. Discretion should be exercised with uninvited visitors, especially people just walking through the site. By law, these people have no right of entry to the site – if a confrontation arises, Police should be contacted.

Medical facilities

Northam Hospital is in Robinson Street and can be reached on 08 9690 1300. In an emergency, call 000

Access

A gate key is available from the Property Officer at the Administration Office. Keys will be posted to you, and should be returned by return post with payment for the site use within 5 days. There is a Scout Group in Northam and they may visit during a camp.

Staves

Staves may be cut for personal use, but should be cut below ground level to ensure cleared areas can be used for camping. We kindly ask that staves growing on the Warrine (Dioscorea hastifolia) be left alone.

Fires

Local fire restrictions must be observed at all times – details are available on the Shire of Northam website or by calling the Council’s municipal offices. Fires must be kept adequate for cooking when allowed and have a suitable clearing (fire break) of at least 3 metres on all sides.

For bookings and further information, contact the Scouts WA Property Officer on (08) 6240 7700 or facilities@scoutswa.com.au

Scout Water Activity Centre


The Scout Water Activity Centre (SWAC) was established at the former Como Sea Scout Hall in 2000, as a support facility for Scouts WA Groups, Sections and Leaders, to enhance the Scout program and to contribute to the development of Scouting youth.

The centre is a branch entity managed by a team of volunteers, approved by the Chief Commissioner. Located on the river near the Canning Bridge, on the western side of the freeway, the centre is within walking distance of bus terminals and adjacent to freeway bike paths.

The centre enjoys regular visits from dolphins and other wildlife, and offers great bird watching in a very special environment.

SWAC facilities include a kitchen with commercial stove, a barbecue, areas for tents, hot water showers, tables, benches, fridges, inside hall sleeping available, hammocks and some single bunks/beds for Leaders.

SWAC offers opportunities for Leaders to enhance regular programs and provides safe and exciting opportunities for youth members of all ages and experience levels, with access to a range of affordable equipment.

Bookings can be made by emailing swac@scoutswa.com.au

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Adventure

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