Caravan & Camping

Commercial Operation of Caravan & Camping Tourist Parks

Southern Downs Regional Council regulates Caravan and Camping Tourist Parks to ensure appropriate and adequate facilities are provided, and that they are maintained to a clean and hygienic condition. 

The following Council Local Law provides a guide to the community on how to operate these types of facilties a responsible manner and requires operators to apply for and hold a permit to operate:

Council is responsible for monitoring the standard of operations at these premises and Environmental Health Officers conduct routine inspections to monitor compliance with Council’s Local Laws.  

Council Environmental Health Officers can also be contacted for advice and assistance related to the operation of caravan and camping tourist parks.

Starting and Operating a Caravan Park

When completing the Application for Permit to Operate a Caravan Park (PDF 832.8KB), ensure you read all of the form and provide all of the information requested.

For more helpful information, download Council's Fact Sheet on starting and operating a Caravan Park (PDF 422.9KB).

Obtaining the correct approvals with Council and providing a clean and safe tourist park are just some aspects of what you need to know when starting a business. For general information about starting a business see Business Queensland. This includes topics about registering your business name, legal business structures, getting finance, leasing, taxation, employing staff, other licences and permits and more.

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