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Camping & Caravan Parks

Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds:

The Caravan Park and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997 (WA) came into effect on 1st July 1997 to regulate standards of park design, health, traffic, fire and safety and other such issues to safeguard users and improve park conditions.

The Shire of Esperance is required to undertake at least one inspection every year of all park structures and supporting facilities to ensure compliance with the act and regulations and to grant a license for its operation.

Approvals are also required prior to the erection or placement of park homes, verandas, carports, pergolas and sheds (among other things).

Temporary Camping:

The Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997 (WA) allow a person to camp for up to 3 nights in any 28 day period on land (that is not a caravan park) that they have a legal right to occupy and up to 24 consecutive hours in a caravan or other vehicle on a roadside rest area.

Application for Approval to Camp Other Than at a Caravan Park (refer also to the Caravan Occupancy Information Sheet)

Written approval for a person to camp on land that they have a legal right to occupy can be granted by the local government for a period of up to 3 months in any period of 12 months. To apply for local government approval write to:

Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Esperance
PO Box 507
Phone: (08) 9071 0666

Camping on land for longer than 3 months in a 12 month period requires approval from the Minister. 

For additional information or assistance contact Environmental Health Services on (08) 9071 0676, email or call into the Shire Administration Centre on Windich Street.