Camping Permit - Bass Coast Shire Council - Victoria


You will need this permit if you intend to camp, keep or use a caravan on any land not designated as a camping ground or caravan park. This permit may be required for camping on public and / or private land.

Camping includes occupying or sleeping in a tent, vehicle, caravan, or any other temporary or makeshift structure.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

General conditions that apply to all applications include:

  • payment of entire fee must be made prior to commencement date of the permit
  • campsites are to be maintained in a clean and tidy condition at all times
  • all rubbish is to be removed when vacating campsite
  • approved toilet and washing facilities are to be provided
  • camping is not within 10 meters of any river, stream, spring, creek, dam, bore or water course
  • there are no approved waste dump points in Bass Coast Shire, please advise of the method of disposal on your application
  • no campfires are permitted at any time
  • damage to any council property (ie footpaths, nature strips etc) is to be reinstated by permit holder at the permit holders expense


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $250.00

Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Camping Permit Application - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please submit your application and any associated documentation directly with the Council.

Additional information

A copy of your Public Liability insurance, with minimum cover of $10,000,000 must be included with the application.
If you intend to camp on your vacant block then a permit is required and certain conditions apply. Subject to conditions, a permit may last for up to one year.
If you intend to camp while building, a building permit will be required and a private building surveyor should be contacted to discuss this option (please note, no more than 3 months will be approved for the camping permit).

Administering agency

Bass Coast Shire 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:

Local Laws Team

Bass Coast Shire Council

Operating address: 76 McBride Avenue
Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995
Mailing address: PO BOX 118
Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995
Phone: 1300 226 278
Phone: 03 5671 2211
Fax: 03 5671 2222
Website: Bass Coast Shire Council (Opens in new window)