Camping and caravan park approval - Douglas Shire Council - Queensland


You will need this approval to operate a camping ground or caravan park. For example, if you are operating a facility that provides the use of an area of land for accommodation in any of the following:

  • cabins
  • caravans
  • tent or other structure that can be readily assembled and disassembled
  • relocatable home.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To receive this approval, you must ensure:

  • you will operate in a way that will not cause nuisance, inconvenience or annoyance to the occupiers of adjoining land or cause environmental harm
  • all facilities will be at an acceptable standard for use by residents
  • you have taken out public liability insurance
  • the operation and management of the caravan park / camping ground will comply with local laws.

You should ensure your zoning is appropriate prior to applying for this approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $330.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $4.50

Fee per site. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Application All $15.00

Fee per permanent structure. Fees for 2021-22.

General Miscellaneous All $153.50

Standard administration fee. Fees for 2021-22.

Transfer Transfer All $162.50

Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Additional information

You may need development approval if you are starting a new caravan park or camping ground or re-establishing a caravan park or camping ground that was abandoned.

Administering agency

Douglas Shire Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Service

Douglas Shire Council

Operating address: 64 - 66 Front Street
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Mailing address: PO BOX 723
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Phone: 07 4099 9444
Fax: 07 4098 2902
Website: Douglas Shire Council (Opens in new window)