Approval to operate a camping ground or caravan park (Cairns) - Queensland

Description

You need this approval to use land as a camping ground or caravan park where you use the following structures as temporary abodes:

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

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

You should check that zoning is appropriate prior to applying for this approval.

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

  • you will operate the caravan park/camping ground in a way that will not cause nuisance, inconvenience or annoyance to the occupiers of adjoining land or environmental harm.
  • all facilities in the caravan park/camping ground will remain at an acceptable standard or will be brought to acceptable standard for use by residents.
  • the proposed manager of the caravan park/camping ground is suitable.
  • the operation and management of the caravan park/camping ground will comply with the criteria laid down under Local Law policies.

You will need to acquire a Development Permit.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Additional Information

Councils regulate camping grounds and caravan parks to:

  • ensure that caravan and commercial camping grounds are properly maintained
  • ensure that the operator of a commercial camping ground provides basic facilities for users of the camping ground
  • ensure that camping grounds comply with appropriate standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • regulate conduct on camping grounds
  • safeguard health and safety in caravan parks
  • provide for the comfort and convenience of short term and long term caravan park residents.

Administering agency

Cairns Regional Council

Contact details

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

Operating address: 119 - 145 Spence Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Mailing address: PO BOX 359
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Phone: 07 4044 3044
Fax: 07 4044 3022
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au