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Wollongong City Council

Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Manufactured Home Estates

There are specific laws controlling the way caravan parks, camping grounds and manufactured home estates are designed, built, maintained and operated.

This includes:

  • Minimum site areas
  • Minimum road widths
  • Site coverage
  • Fire protection requirements and services
  • Design certification
  • Activities that need approval from Council.

Different design standards apply to a manufactured home estate, caravan park and camping grounds. For details see The Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2005.

Laws that apply to the operation and activities conducted in a manufactured home estate, caravan park and camping ground include:

The Local Government Act and the The Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2005 have definition sections that describe terms commonly used in relation to these types of properties.

You should check the laws above to see the official definitions for:

  • Annexe
  • Associated structure
  • Caravan
  • Flexible annexe
  • Manufactured home
  • Moveable dwelling
  • Relocatable home.

Manufactured home estates only have sites established for the installation of manufactured homes. A manufactured home offers fully self-contained accommodation.

Caravan parks have facilities available to service sites, allowing for the installation of tents, caravans, motor homes and relocatable homes.

You may need to get Council’s permission for work on an individual site (known as a dwelling site) within a caravan park, camping ground or manufactured home estate. See our Work on Individual Sites page for more information.

If you operate or manage a caravan park, camping ground or manufactured home estate, you need to follow specific rules. See our Information for Operators and Managers page for more information.