Camping and caravan park approval - Gold Coast City Council - Queensland

Description

You will need this approval if you intend to use local government land as a camping ground or caravan park for any of the following structures:

  • cabins
  • caravans
  • tent flies
  • awnings
  • moveable dwellings
  • other structures.

The local council regulates camping grounds and caravan parks to ensure that they are maintained in a clean and hygienic condition and that they provide appropriate facilities.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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

  • 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
  • the operation and management of the caravan park / camping ground will comply with council local laws.

You may also require development approval if you are:

  • starting a new caravan park or camping ground
  • changing the type of activity (e.g. from private residence to caravan park)
  • re-establishing a caravan park or camping ground that was abandoned
  • changing the intensity of the activity (e.g. adding extra camping grounds)
  • carrying out building work
  • carrying out plumbing or drainage work.

You may also need plumbing and drainage approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • release of trade waste to sewer
  • installation and maintenance of back flow prevention devices
  • use of non-reticulated water supply (tank water)
  • on-site sewage facilities.

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

Prerequisites

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Example plan - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Application process

Apply

To gain camping and caravan approval, you must:

  • complete the application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Administering agency

Gold Coast City 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:

Gold Coast City Council

Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729
Phone: 1300 465 326
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Contact us website: Customer Service Centres (Opens in new window)
Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)