Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

It is important for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

You’ll need a park pass to experience Kakadu’s World Heritage wonders.

Park passes can be purchased online and are valid for 7 days.

Your park pass helps us maintain the park’s facilities, preserve its World Heritage sites and support traditional owners and their community.

Park pass prices vary depending on the season, with lower prices during the tropical summer from November to May. Park passes are free for Northern Territory residents.

Get your Kakadu pass now

For each:Dry Season
(15 May - 31 October)
Tropical Summer
(1 November - 14 May)
Adult (16 years and over)$40.00 per pass$25.00 per pass
Child (aged 5-15 years)$20.00 per pass$12.50 per pass
Family (2 adults and 2 or more children)$100.00 per pass$65.00 per pass 
Concession*$30.00 per pass$19.00 per pass

Park passes are valid for 7 days.

*valid for a recipient of an Australian aged pension, an Australian disability pension or their carer, holder of an Australian Seniors Card or Australian veteran.

Where your money goes

Pie chart showing where Kakadu's revenue goes All of the money from park passes is invested straight back into the park

Your entry fee helps us preserve Kakadu’s World Heritage–listed natural and cultural sites and provide better services and facilities for visitors, including:

Kakadu’s traditional owners also benefit – the revenue from park passes is used to support traditional homelands and provide training and business development.

Revenue from park passes only covers 7% of Kakadu’s running costs. The rest of our funding comes directly from the Australian Government.

Park access during tropical summer

Kakadu National Park is open all year round. However, rainfall and flooding can make some areas of the park inaccessible during the tropical summer.

Please check the Kakadu Access Report for the latest road, campground and visitor site closures.

What if you can’t buy a pass online?

Getting your pass online is the quickest and easiest way to start your Kakadu adventure.

If you can’t buy your pass online, you can pick one up at the following locations:

Exemptions for special groups

Australian school groups and some media familiarisation tours are eligible for an exemption from park fees.

Find out about school group exemptions.

Additional permits

You may need an additional permit to visit Kakadu if you are doing research, filming, bushwalking overnight or camping outside designated areas.

Check if you need a permit.