Camping and caravan park approval - Sunshine Coast Regional 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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $123.00 Application for approval.
Apply Application All $305.00 Application to proceed in establishing a caravan park or camping ground.
Apply Application All $14.37 Approval to operate - each site up to and including 40 sites.
Apply Application All $4.59 Approval to operate - each site exceeding 40 sites.
Renew Renewal All $518.00 Renewal of approval - premises up to and including 40 sites.
Renew Renewal All $4.79 Renewal of approval - premises exceeding 40 sites, fee per site. You must also pay the renewal fee for up to 40 sites.
Transfer Transfer All $123.00 Transfer of approval.

Forms

Other resources

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

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Local law(s) name

Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011 - PDF (Opens in new window)

Subordinate Local Law 1 (Administration) 2016

Application process

Apply

To gain camping and caravan approval, you must:

  • complete the application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Administering agency

Sunshine Coast Regional 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:

Enquiries

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address: 10 First Avenue
Maroochydore, Queensland 4558
Operating address: 1 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, Queensland 4551
Operating address: Cnr Currie and Bury Streets
Nambour Queensland 4560
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 72
Sunshine Coast MC, Queensland 4560
Phone: 03 5475 7272
Phone: 1300 007 272
Fax: 07 5475 7277
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website: Sunshine Coast Regional Council (Opens in new window)