Approval to operate a camping ground or caravan park (Rockhampton) - Queensland

Service summary

Council has recently undertaken a review of its local laws. As a result of this review, from 1 January 2012 Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds will not require an approval as they are prescribed activities under Local Law No 1 (Administration) 2011, specifically Subordinate Local Law No 1.6 (Operation of Camping Grounds) 2011 and Subordinate Local Law No 1.8 (Operation of Caravan Parks) 2011.

Please note that caravan parks and camping grounds still need to meet the required minimum standards under the Public Health Act 2005, Environmental Protection Act 1994 and the conditions of any relevant planning approvals.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms


means a caravan or a complementary accommodation.

Camping ground

means a commercial camping ground or land approved by the local council for camping.

Commercial camping ground

means land that is made available, on a commercial basis, for camping but does not include a caravan park.

Complementary accommodation

prescribed as appropriate to caravan park is accommodation:

  • an on-site van
  • a cabin
  • a manufactured home
  • a tent or other structure that can be readily assembled and disasembled.
Environmental Harm

have the meaning given in the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Environmental Nuisance

have the meaning given in the Environmental Protection Act 1994.



  • toilets
  • bathing or showering facilities
  • facilities for washing and drying clothes
  • facilities for cooking or food preparation
  • sporting and other recreational facilities
  • other facilities for the use or convenience of people using a camping ground.
Relocatable homes

means a Class 1 or Class 3 building under the Building Code of Australia (or its equivalent).


means an area designated for a single accommodation of a particular type.


Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Administering agency

Rockhampton Regional Council

Local law(s) name

Rockhampton Regional Council - Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011

Contact details

Rockhampton Regional Council

Operating address:
Mount Morgan Office
32 Hall Street
Mount Morgan Q 4714
Operating address:
Rockhampton Office
232 Bolsover Street
Queensland 4700
Operating address:
Gracemere Office
1 Ranger Street
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1860
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700


1300 225 577


1300 225 579

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