Most Australian states have had legal free beaches for many years, the two exceptions being Queensland and Tasmania. However, both of these states do have a number of unofficially condoned nude bathing areas and it is hoped the situation may be resolved in the near future.

Annual nude beach carnivals are held in Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. The range of activities are very much of the 'family picnic day' style. These days are very popular and usually attract several hundred participants.

Free Beaches Australia is affiliated with the ANF. If you or your group think the ANF may be able to help in obtaining legal status for your favourite 'well known' free beach please contact this organisation or the secretary of the Australian Nudist Federation Inc to find out what assistance can be offered.

Visit Free Beaches Australia Inc.  for the location of clothing optional beaches throughout Australia.