Caravan Park or Camping Ground Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a:

  • caravan park
  • camping ground
  • park home park
  • transit park
  • nature based park.

A park home park is a caravan park at which park homes are situated for habitation. A park home is a caravan that cannot be drawn by another vehicle on a road due to its size. A transit camp is a facility where an occupier cannot stay more than three consecutive nights. A nature based park is a facility where an occupier cannot stay more than twenty eight nights across a three month period.

Each park home brought onto a facility must be approved by the local council. Council approval is also required to attach an annexe to a caravan in a facility, and to construct a carport or pergola.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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


You may apply for exemption approval or variation of any regulation or local law made under the legislation that applies to these facilities.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As indicated on the licence.



Long or short stay sites and sites in transit parks: $6 per site; Camp site: $3 per site; Overflow site: $1.50 per site (minimum fee $200).




Application for Registration of a Caravan Park or Camping Ground - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Shire of Irwin

Act(s) name

Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Caravan Park and Camping Ground Regulations 1997 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Shire of Irwin

Operating address:
11-13 Waldeck Street
WA 6525
Mailing address:
PMB 21
WA 6525


08 9927 0000


08 9927 1453


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