Caravan parks and camping
The Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 (the Act) is the principal legislation governing caravanning and camping in Western Australia. For those people considering establishing a caravan park, it is strongly suggested that you obtain a copy of the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997. Within it is a lot of pertinent information to the requirements for the setting up and maintaining a caravan park.
In addition to caravan parks, this legislation also governs other camping issues. People found to be camping in locations where they have not sought permission of the landowner face infringements or the possibility of prosecution. For land owned or vested in the Shire of Manjimup, unless prior approval has been granted, the penalty for a successful prosecution is up to $1,000. Signs indicating as such have been or currently are being erected in problem areas.
Camping approval for an event
Should you wish to provide camping facilities for an event, you must apply in writing to the Shire of Manjimup not less than 30 working days before the event, for approval for a temporary camping ground. Download the application form here. For more information, please refer to Council's policy Temporary camping grounds for events.