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

Service summary

You need this approval if your business provides on a commercial basis, an area of land for accommodation in any of the following:

  • caravan
  • cabin
  • tent or other structure that can be readily assembled and disassembled
  • relocatable home.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Accommodation

means a caravan or a complementary accommodation.

Cabin

means a separate dwelling containing the characteristics specified from time to time in a subordinate Local Law: residential building that is provided for hire.

Camping ground

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

Caravan

means a trailer or motor vehicle designed and/or adapted and/or used for human habitation and includes any annex attached to it.

Caravan park

means any facility where

  1. sites are made available for residents to station their own caravans; and/or
  2. complementary accommodation is permitted or made available for the purpose of residential use whether temporary or permanent.
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.

Facilities

means:

  • 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).

Site

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

Site

means each separate part of a residential park set aside for the positioning of caravans, relocatable homes and complementary accommodation.

Eligibility requirements

You should check that zoning is appropriate prior to applying for this approval.

To receive approval, council must be satisfied of the following:

  • you will operate the caravan park/camping ground in a way that will not cause nuisance, inconvenience or annoyance to the occupiers of adjoining land or environmental harm.
  • all facilities in the caravan park/camping ground will remain at an acceptable standard or will be brought to acceptable standard for use by residents.
  • the proposed manager of the caravan park/camping ground is suitable.
  • the operation and management of the caravan park/camping ground will comply with the criteria laid down under Local Law policies.

You will need to acquire a Development Permit.

Transferability

You can transfer this licence by completing an application form and submitting it to council.

Duration

This approval remains in effect for 1 year. You will be sent a notice prior to expiration of your current approval that will require your immediate attention. If you need to amend details on your approval or require a copy of your approval contact council.

Application

To apply for this licence, you will need to complete an application form and submit it to council with the appropriate fee.


Additional information

Councils regulate camping grounds and caravan parks to:

  • ensure that caravan and commercial camping grounds are properly maintained
  • ensure that the operator of a commercial camping ground provides basic facilities for users of the camping ground
  • ensure that camping grounds comply with appropriate standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • regulate conduct on camping grounds
  • safeguard health and safety in caravan parks
  • provide for the comfort and convenience of short term and long term caravan park residents.

Administering agency

Brisbane City Council

Local law(s) name

Brisbane City Council - Local Law (Caravan Parks and Relocatable Home Parks) 2000

Contact details

Brisbane City Council

Operating address:
Library & Customer Centre, 266 George Street
Brisbane
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1434
BRISBANE
Queensland 4001

Phone:

07 3403 8888

Fax:

07 3403 9982

Website:

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Supporting information

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