Caravan park approval - Southern Downs Regional Council - Queensland


You will need this approval to operate a 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.

You may need a development approval if you are starting a new caravan park or re-establishing a caravan park 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 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 $724.00

Caravan park approval. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Fees for overflow area only:

  • within an existing caravan park - $272.00
  • not within an existing caravan park - $483.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Annual renewal of approval for caravan park:

  • provides for caravan and / or tents only - $466.00
  • include complementary accommodation - $604.00
  • includes an overflow area (in addition to either of the above) - $122.00
  • is an overflow area only - $122.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Caravan parks (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Administering agency

Southern Downs Regional Council

Contact details

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