The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that NPWS annual and some day passes will transition to digital passes from April 20. The digital passes will allow park visitors to pay entry fees, manage and renew passes online and apply for concessions.
When visitors purchase or renew their annual pass they will be immediately issued with a digital pass that is linked to their vehicle. Digital day passes are also being introduced at 11 popular parks in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, including Royal, Ku-ring-gai Chase, Kamay Botany Bay and Sydney Harbour National Parks. Entry fee payment machines in these parks will be linked to a vehicle number plate, meaning a ticket no longer needs to be displayed.
The changes to park passes will happen over the next 24 months as current passes expire. All passes, including existing annual passes remain valid until their expiry date and are still required to be displayed correctly on the vehicle.
Eligible pensioners and concession card holders will continue to be able to apply for entry fee concessions and will now be able to do this online. Under the new system passes will be linked to a vehicle registered in their name or one at their home address.
More information about improvements to the entry fee program can be found at nswparkspass.info.