Crown Land Caravan and Camping Parks
A Crown land reserve is public land that has been set aside for the enjoyment and benefit of the people of Victoria. Crown land reserves support a whole range of amenities and uses including caravan and camping parks.
There are approximately 175 caravan and camping parks on Crown land in Victoria. These parks provide the community with low cost recreational opportunities and the chance to relax amid some of Victoria's most beautiful natural attractions.
Crown land caravan and camping parks are managed by dedicated Committees of Management (CoMs) which may be a local council, skills-based committee or local volunteers, on behalf of the government.
While Crown land parks provide many benefits to the community there are also many challenges faced by park managers. Many parks are located in environmentally sensitive areas and are facing increasing demand as our population grows.
CoMs are responsible for ensuring Crown land is managed and improved to provide long-term economic, social and environmental benefits.
Improving Equity of Access to Crown Land Caravan Parks
In July 2011, the policy statement Improving Equity of Access to Crown Land Caravan and Camping Parks 2011 was released by the Victorian government. Read more about the policy statement on the Access Policy and Guidelines page.
The Best Practice Management Guidelines for Committees of Management Managing Caravan and Camping Parks on Crown Land provide CoMs and park managers with support in managing their responsibilities.
You will also find useful links to programs and information on sustainable caravan parks. Read more about the Guidelines on the Access Policy and Guidelines page.
Sustainable Caravan Parks
The Sustainable Caravan Park Resource Efficiency Project 2007 identified opportunities for caravan parks to conserve resources, reduce environmental impacts and operating costs. A copy of the final project report and some useful fact sheet on resource efficiency and better waste management can be found on the NevRwaste website.
Frequently asked questions relating to the changes to Crown land caravan parks and camping park policy.
If you have any further questions regarding the policy or Crown Land Caravan and Camping Parks in general, please contact the Department of Sustainability and Environment Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or email email@example.com.