Camping and caravan park approval - Mackay Regional 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
  • motorhome / campervan
  • tent or other structure that can be readily assembled and disassembled
  • relocatable home.

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.

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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Your approval may be issued with conditions that require you to:

  • limit the number of persons on the site or the number of sites
  • regularly maintain and keep the site clean
  • keep specified records, such as a register of occupants.


12 months (Annual financial year renewal process)


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $704.00

New caravan park (one off fee). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $108.00

New RV friendly caravan park (10 sites or less) (one off fee). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $270.00

New RV friendly caravan park (more than 10 sites) (one off fee). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Duplicate Certificate All $30.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $15.00

Licence (per site) - per annum. Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $161.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $546.00

Amend number of sites on caravan park approval. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Administering agency

Mackay Regional Council

Contact details

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