Mt. Ive Camp

The Mt. Ive camp (Saltbush Camp) is run by Mt. Ive Homestead, no bookings required, pay at the canteen, you will have to contact them for nightly rate.

To stay here you really need to be self sufficient.

It is advisable to bring your own food and water requirements for the duration of your stay. There will be a range of food and drinks at the Canteen and we will advise details of these closer to the event. Campers should be prepared to provide their own food and water and not rely solely on the Canteen.

The big plus is you are located just up the hill behind the canteen and very close to the lake.


Campsite Guidelines

  • Camping at the Mt. Ive Camp is permitted from  the Thursday before Speed Week. Camping before this time is not allowed. Only ticket holders are permitted to camp. There will be Mt. Ive staff and volunteers on duty checking this requirement when vehicles arrive to camp. If you don’t have wristbands you are not be permitted to enter the camping area.
  • Campers must depart the Mt. Ive Camp the Saturday after Speed Week.
  • No camp sites will be allocated - first in, best dressed.
  • Access to and the camping area itself is suitable for most vehicles including motor-homes and those with caravans.  Caravans with some off road capability are best suited.
  • Motor-homes, trailers and camper vans must use their grey water tanks. All grey and waste water will need to be stored and emptied once back at a Dump Point
  • Disposal of grey water or any waste in the toilets provided is strictly prohibited.
  • No pets allowed. The DLRA Camp is located on a working sheep station.
  • There is no power available.
  • We would prefer to have a nice quiet campsite, however if you do need a generator it must not be turned on before 7am and must be switched off by 10pm.
  • Please respect the environment and take all rubbish with you.
  • Camp fires are NOT PERMITTED as Speed Week takes place during the South Australian Fire Season whihc does not finish until April. No timber collection is permitted within or adjacent to the DLRA Camp. Chainsaws are most definitely not allowed.
  • Please respect your neighbors in camp and refrain from loud partying and music late at night. Also remember the many kids who may be in the camp.
  • If you are not keen on remote style camping, or if you would like amenities such as hot showers and a clean toilet, it would be advisable to plan to camp at the DLRA Camp and drive in and out the 18k's each day.


Lighting and Head Torches

There is no public lighting provided or generated power. We will not be providing lighting to the general campsite or day parking areas. It is recommended that you bring a head torch or similar torch to the event with you so you can make your way safely around your campsite, as the ground in the camping area can be rough or have holes in places.



There is no running water available at the Mt. Ive Camp. Please bring your own water supplies. The canteen will be selling bottled water, but of course this is an expensive option so please plan to bring your own water based on what you think you will need for the duration of the event



There is no dump point or collection of grey water at the Mt. Ive Camp. What you bring in you take out.


Dump Points

The closest dump points to Lake Gairdner are;

Please use the RV Dump Points & Sani Dump Points in South Australia website for locations and more information.



There are no rubbish bins or rubbish collection within the Mt. Ive camp or on the Salt. It is your responsibility, what you bring in - you take out.



No camp fires are permitted to be lit near the bush or trees surrounding the bush camp.


Dogs and other animals

The Mt. Ive Camp is on Mt. Ive Homestead land, No dogs or pets are allowed and for that matter the salt is part of the Lake Gairdner National Park.


Unregistered vehicles

South Australian road rules and regulations apply. Unregistered motorbikes, buggies or other vehicles are not to be used anywhere within the Mt. Ive Camp or surrounding property and roads. The Mt. Ive Camp is on private land and South Australian Police will be in attendance.


Speed Limits

Speed Limit within the Mt. Ive Camp is strictly walking pace only. People found exceeding the speed limit may be asked to leave.


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