We encourage you to park your caravan, boat or trailer on private property. Parking these types of vehicles on a public road can impact other road users and members of the public.
Parking your caravan, boat or trailer on a public road is usually ok for a short amount of time, but please note:
- The vehicle must be registered
- You must follow the time frames set out in the Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 2021 and the NSW Road Rules 2014
- Different rules will apply if it is a heavy or long vehicle - see below for more information.
You can report a caravan, boat or trailer that has been left in a public place for more than 28 days to Council. See our Abandoned and Unattended Vehicles page for more information.
What is a heavy or long vehicle?
Some caravans, motor homes and boats may be considered heavy vehicles and / or long vehicles.
Heavy vehicle means a vehicle with a GVM (gross vehicle mass) of more than 4.5 tonnes.
Long vehicle means a vehicle that, together with any load or projection, is 7.5 metres long, or longer.
Heavy vehicles and long vehicles generally cannot be parked on a street in a built-up area for more than one hour.
You can read about rules that apply to these types of vehicles using the links below:
- the Safety and Rules for Heavy Vehicle Drivers page on the Transport for NSW website
- NSW Road Rules 2014 legislation: see Section 200: Stopping on roads - heavy and long vehicles
Wollongong City Tourist Parks
If you’re looking for a place to stay in your caravan, check out our Tourist Parks at Bulli, Corrimal and Windang.
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