Approval to Operate a Caravan Park or Camping Ground - Coffs Harbour City Council - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you intend to operate a caravan park or camping ground. A caravan park is a park where people with recreational vehicles, such as caravans, can stay overnight or longer. A caravan is any vehicle designed, fitted, or capable to be used for habitation or sleeping purposes. A camping ground is a site where people can pitch a tent and stay overnight or longer.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will only be granted this approval if you can demonstrate that the proposed site will be designed, constructed, maintained and operated in accordance with the relevant requirements.

Please contact the council to identify any further eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $450.00

Plus $10.55 per site. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $324.00

Caravan park, approval to operate a temporary camp ground for a festival or event - where development consent is required (plus $7.50 per site). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $18.65

Approval to operate a temporary camp ground for a festival or event - where development consent is not required, per site (minimum $480.00). Fees for 2023-24

Comply Inspection All $201.00

Re-inspection. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $172.00

Plus the below site fee per category.

  • Category 1 - $6.05
  • Category 2 - $10.55
  • Category 3 - $15.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All -

Changes to approval. Fifty percent of the application fee.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2021 New South Wales

Administering agency

Coffs Harbour City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.