Camping areas and caravan parks

City of Gold Coast regulates caravan parks and camping areas to ensure that appropriate and adequate facilities are provided and that they are kept in a clean and hygienic condition. It's our aim to provide compliance requirements to assist in providing a safe environment to users.

For more information visit City of Gold Coast's Knowledge Network - Toolbox.

Illegal camping

It is illegal to sleep overnight in a public place within the City including in a tent, motor vehicle or otherwise. It is also illegal to set up tents or caravans (and the like), on private property such as vacant land, private lawns or commercial premises, for the purpose of sleeping overnight. However, this excludes the temporary erection of a tent on premises, at an occupied dwelling, for the sole purpose of allowing a child to camp overnight in the tent.

The City provides caravan parks and camping areas that are kept in a clean and hygienic condition, with appropriate and safe facilities for this purpose.

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