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Due to Covid-19 there are restrictions for new event cache publications in Australia.

Event caches of all types will not be considered until the various State restrictions regarding the number of people allowed to gather in groups have been increased to 80 or more.
Event listings can only be submitted AFTER the restrictions have actually been increased to 80 or more.
(Event lead in times are still 14 days from submission to event date.)  

 Please see individual State pages for more information, if any, regarding your State and keep up to date with information from Geocaching HQ regarding changes here:   https://www.geocaching.com/sites/updates



See also individual State pages:

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Northern Territory

Victoria

Tasmania

Western Australia

Australian Capital Territory


GENERAL AUSTRALIA WIDE POLICIES

Caches are not typically published on any of the following:

  • Power Poles, Transmission Lines and Power Boxes

  • Airport property, Fence lines or adjacent surrounds

  • Military bases, Fence lines or adjacent surrounds

  • Motorway verges, Roundabouts, Traffic Islands and Median Strips

  • Schools, Kindergartens, Child Care Centers and the like.

  • Post boxes, Stamp Vending Machines or other Australia Post property. See The Crimes Act.

Fastening of Caches:

  • No screws, nails or other fastening devices into trees - alive or dead. If a cache is to be secured to a tree to prevent muggling use a strap or wire that is significantly larger than the tree and can expand as the tree grows.

Regional differences to Global Policies:

  • Railways - Caches can be placed close to railway lines if they are fenced or outside the easement/corridor - generally 25m.

  • Highway Bridges - Caches are typically allowed under bridges so long as their placement will not cause alarm

IF YOU ARE NOT SURE REGARDING THE ABOVE, NEED CLARIFICATION, OR BELIEVE YOU HAVE AN EXCEPTION, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR 'LOCAL' REVIEWER BY EMAIL - see top RH corner of this page for Australian Reviewers.

Australia Reviewers

tiddalik (NSW), Ministro (QLD), Jingeri (QLD), Hersien (ACT), Tchingal (SA), Bunjil (VIC), Balayang (TAS, WA & NT), GeoAwareANZ2 (EarthCaches - Oceania)

About This Guide

The local laws and guidelines for geocaching placement vary from place to place. As community reviewers learn geocache placement policies for a certain location, they can add it here. This site may not be a complete or accurate list of land policies. These policies are made by the land owner or manager, they are neither the reviewer’s nor Geocaching HQ’s. This guide is just for reference, if no policies for the area you’re looking for are listed, that doesn't mean no policies exist. You must still obtain permission to place your geocache from the landowner or land manager,comply with all applicable laws, and follow the Geocaching Listing Requirements.

If you have an update, email the community reviewer(s) listed.

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