Public comment sought in review

The West Australian Government has invited caravan and campers to have a say in the first changes to the state’s caravan legislation since 1997.

Announced on September 10, the consultation period is a chance for West Australians to have a second and final say on new legislative framework that will meet the needs of operators and consumers now and well into the future.

The review paper includes a raft of recommendations including:

  • Setting minimum standards for all facilities operating under the Act
  • An emphasis on the development of management plans for operators
  • Approval requirements for any person making a vehicle or campsite available for more than three consecutive nights in a 28 day period
  • Abolition of the Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds Advisory Committee

Local Government Minister Tony Simpson said public feedback from the first paper in May 2014 has allowed the government to craft legislation recommendations that will better suit the needs of consumers, operators, and regulation authorities.

“With 30 caravan, camper-trailer and campervan registrations for every 1,000 people in WA, it is important people with an interest have a say,” Mr Simpson said.

The review of the legislation is part of the Western Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-2018, made possible by the State’s Royalties for Regions program.

Public comment is open until November 30, 2015.

Submissions can be made at