A permit to go bush is to pay for policing to ensure that no one stuffs up our bush, hassles the good people and it stays open to enjoy.. Like all permits, the reason is to raise money to pay for the maintenance, control, enforcement of rules, regulation, etc. like in fishing and hunting and other recreational pastimes. Our culture in Australia is to leave rubbish and make a mess wherever we go. At golf I am always picking up empty bottles, golf ball boxes, drink containers, food wrappers, plastic, whatever. So, don't pay for a permit, let people stuff our bush, appeal to their sense of pride????, educate them not to litter????, damage????, etc.????? I am sure everyone is getting sick and tired of cleaning up after the ferals, being harassed by the ferals and seeing the damage caused by the ferals. Maybe we could all let it get to the point ( National Parks are growing ) that it would then be easier to control us by way of permits to enter and camp and drive where we are told to. At a fee. Like up in Kinglake Nat. Park. camp only in designated area. drop toilet no water, nothing else. Was $37.00 a nite for your truck and tent. Government felt sorry for us and dropped to $27.00 a nite. Because no one goes there. So effectively we have been discouraged. And that means no litter, damage, etc, . Read about track closures every day all over Australia. Easier to close then maintain , Doh! Sheesh!