Registered 4 Wheel Drives are allowed in Belmont Wetlands State Park for 4WD Access to Nine Mile Beach. All vehicles must display a current permit in the upper left hand corner of the windscreen and below the tint area for easy identification.
As at 11/12/2018.
hOW TO APPLY
You can either download and apply online or visit one of the below local outlets to apply in person. A current drivers licence and vehicle registration is required.
new permit application
To apply for an permit online please download, complete and submit via email to email@example.com or mail to Belmont Wetlands State Park. Box 7151, Redhead NSW 2290.
Please allow 7 days for your beach permit to be mailed.
Replacement Beach Permit
If you have new registration plates and wish to transfer your permit or have had your permit damaged please complete the following form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLY IN PERSON at outlets
Visit one of the below local outlets to apply in person. A current drivers licence and vehicle registration is required.
On-the-spot fines of $220 apply if conditions are not respected.
Beach Access Channel: UHF 21
PO Box 7151, Redhead NSW 2290
Report illegal dumping 0428 101 667
Police Belmont: 4942 2899
Native Animal Trust 0418 628 483
In case of emergency/Fire: 000
All vehicle users must comply with the FOLLOWING Guideline conditions:
All vehicles must comply with NSW Road regulations as well as all regulations outlined in the Permit Guidelines, including speed limits, blood alcohol limits and licensing of drivers.
4WDs need to take particular care for pedestrians, dogs and children within the Park, especially around sand dunes where families walk and picnic. Locked gates, blocked walkways and signage must be complied with.
Please remember to lower your tire pressure for sand driving and carry appropriate recovery equipment. Vehicle recovery is your responsibility and cost. Take care of rising tides and avoid submerging your vehicle.
All vehicles need to stay off regenerating sand dune and bushland areas. Sand Dunes are highly sensitive environments. Stay on cleared tracks and do not drive into vegetated areas or make new tracks.
As at 11/12/2018
Guidelines for access and use of Nine Mile Beach by 4WD vehicles. By purchasing this permit, you agree to accept the conditions herein as Issued by the BWSP Land Manager.
Failure to comply with these conditions may result in a penalty infringement notice being issued or your annual pass being revoked.
1. Access to BWSP and Nine Mile Beach is at your own risk.
2. 4WD road registered vehicle access only. Display valid beach permit fixed to windscreen.
3. No motorbikes, quad bikes, trikes, ATVs or non-road registered motor vehicles permitted.
4. Enter and exit at designated access points only: Kalaroo Road, Jewells, Beach Street/Ocean Park Road, Belmont South and Awabakal Ave, Blacksmiths.
5. NSW road rules apply: 1) Seat belts must be worn. 2) Vehicles must be registered.3) Drivers must be licensed. 4) Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
6. Speed limits are enforceable 30kph unless within 50m of pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right of way always.
15kph within 50m of pedestrians.
7. Vehicles should not be parked within 20m of access points to the beach or along the beach access tracks.
8. No driving or parking on vegetation or restricted areas e.g. sand dunes.
9. Vehicles should only drive on the designated beach area and not stray onto Lake Macquarie City Council land.(See map)
10. Beach Permit can only be used on the nominated 4WD vehicle and is not transferable to any other 4WD vehicle.
11. Keep the environment clean. Take out what you bring in. Fines apply for littering offences.
12.Report damage to Park infrastructure and unlawful behaviour to Police Assistance Line on 131444
13. BWSPT reserves the right to close access to the beach in the event of a natural disaster, heavy seas.
14. Reduce tyre pressure to 15psi. Carry water, mobiles, recovery gear snatch straps, bow shackles and shovel.
15. This beach permit may only be replaced if it is damaged or your motor vehicle is sold.
local permit outlets
Caltex Star Mart Swansea
126 Pacific Highway,
Metro Petroleum Redhead
100 Collier St
BRS Off-Road Pty Ltd
Unit 2, 40-42 Kalaroo Road, Redhead
Blacksmith's Home Hardware
Cnr Pacific Highway
& Turea St
Belmont Golf Club
801 Pacific Hwy
Marks Point NSW
Tackle Power Charlestown
87 Pacific Hwy
Charlestown NSW 2290
Caltex Star Mart Lake Munmorah
1135 Pacific Hwy, Lake Munmorah NSW 2259
Opens 6AM to 8pm / 7 days
Phone: (02) 4358 8198
Medco Service Centre, Windale
4 Lake St, Windale NSW 2306
Phone: 02 4358 8198
- What penalties apply? Penalties of $220 will apply for vehicles not displaying a current permit sticker, driving contrary to the regulations, driving in an area from which vehicles are excluded, breaking NSW road rules including driving in a dangerous manner, damaging native vegetation and illegal dumping.
- Who can enforce these laws? BWSP Land Manager Board (LMB) rangers, Roads & Maritime Services, Police
- What is the process for getting a permit?
1. Complete an application and vehicle registration
2. Making the appropriate payment
3. Display the current beach permit
- Can motor bikes and quads get a permit? No. Motor bikes and unregistered vehicles have never been allowed in the State Park.
- Who does the money go to? Permit revenue will be retained by BWSPT to fund a Ranger who will be present on the beach and dune areas to encourage beneficial use of the area and to enforce infringements if necessary. Fines will be paid to the Revenue NSW Office.
- Why a permit system? The permit system has been introduced to support responsible off-road vehicle access and use along Nine Mile Beach between Redhead and Blacksmiths. This system is designed to encourage the environmental awareness of the users of the beach. The beach front is a wonderful natural resource. The beach and the dunes behind the beach are always changing due to the forces of nature. The sand dunes are an important part of the beach ecosystem. The dunes and the vegetation they support are effected by waves, wind and easily damaged by human activity. Access to the beach has been improved and a well-defined trail has been developed. Please only use the two access routes to the beach and do not make or use any other tracks to ensure no more damage is done to the vegetation and dunes. Fines apply under the permit system if found driving along these tracks. Please always consider the protection of plants and animals and the safety of other beach users. Ensure the safe use of the beach by yourself and other recreational users.