Comprehensive Camping Checklist For Travelling In Australia
This is a comprehensive list use it as a guide.
Write your own list from these ideas to suit your family.
Add anything else you require.
Tent including poles, pegs, guy ropes & pegs, fly. Plastic pegs for sand,
metal pegs (Tents usually come with lightweight pegs that bend in hard
conditions, consider buying the heavyweight metal pegs.
Ground sheet – cut slightly smaller than base of tent) Extra tarp and rope to
make shade or rain protection cover
Stove & stand, gas hose & fittings
Gas bottles – check full
Fry pans & saucepans
Camping or Dutch oven
Plates & bowls – paper or plastic
Cups or glasses
Utensils- tongs, sharp knife, vegie peeler, mixing spoon, egg rings,
Cooking tools, spatula, bottle/can opener
Tea towels, detergent, sponge, pot scrubber
Cutting board, grater, sieve for pasta or rice, mixing bowl
Roll of foil, cling wrap, freezer bags, zip lock bags,
Small containers for leftover food to go in
Sleeping bags or sheets, blankets, doona
Pillow & pillow case
TABLES & CHAIRS
Camp table – for preparing food
Extra table to sit around or play games
Chairs – foldable and comfortable
Fishing boat & safety equipment
Floor mat for entrance of tent
Flashlight, rechargeable lantern, gas, 12 volt light
Rope for clothesline etc.
Large water bottles 10 or 20 litre
Personal water bottles
Matches or lighter
Watch or clock
Mobile phone & recharger, CB radio
Axe or hatchet & small shovel
First aid kit
Fishing gear, rods line bait tackle
Hammer for tent pegs
Repair kit – large rubber bands, tie wire, strong needle and nylon thread,
cable/zip ties, nylon rope, spare shoelaces
Toothbrush & paste
Towels – some for swimming & showering
Sunscreen & Insect repellent
Anti bacterial hand cleaner & Hand towel
First Aid kit
Panadol or similar pain relief
Cold & flu tablets
Asthma & allergy relief
Bandages & band aids
Sunburn soothing cream
‘Sting goes’ type spray or cream
Water purifying tablets
Take enough to be clean, dry & warm.
Depends on conditions cold/warm/hot/wet allow for the number of days you
will be camping.
Hand or machine washing can be done.
Mornings and evenings can be cool.
Layers of clothing usually work well.
Long/short pants or jeans
Long/short sleeve shirts
Sun hat or warm hat
Wet weather gear
Old pair of shoes for walking creeks or mud
Hiking boots, runners, walking shoes
Soft & play toys
Card & ball games
Reading & colouring book/pencils
Book suitable for diary
Scissors, colour paper, glue stick
Life jackets/flotation device
Bicycle & helmet
Baby & toddler requirements
Mobile phone & recharger
Wallet, money, credit cards, etc.
Note paper & pen
Camera, film, batteries, video camera
Map books, tourist info
Contact phone numbers
Envelopes, stamps, address book
Basic foods (add other foods required)
Drinks milk, fresh or long life
Soft drink, cordial etc
hot drinks, coffee, tea, Milo etc.
Salt & pepper
Meat, Packaged & tinned food
Fruit, vegetables & cheese
Bread, rice & pasta