Caravans & Camping

Camping in caravans and campers at home

Living in a remote town it is always exciting when visitors come to stay, and it has become common practice to host caravans and campers in our yards when family or friends visit.  For the most part this does not cause a problem however it is important that we remain compliant with the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995.

The property owner may allow a person, such as a friend or relative, to camp on the property for a period of three nights or less in any period of 28 consecutive days. There can only be one caravan or camper being used for camping on the property at any one time.  For stays longer than three nights the person camping needs to apply for approval from the Shire.

The Shire of Ashburton recognises the need, and enjoyment, of having friends and family stay with us and generally will favorably consider the use of caravans or campers on residential property for longer than three nights as long as certain compliance provisions are met.   

In essence caravans or campers:  

  • Need to be parked off the road and should not obstruct traffic
  • Should not impede neighbouring property
  • Must have all power cords safely set up so they do not pose a hazard

Effluent waste must be disposed of at an appropriate dump point. See one of the locations below.

Short term camping (three nights or less) is acceptable, however longer term camping is prohibited without the formal approval of the Shire and property owner.

If you have friends or family wishing to camp at your house for a period of more than three nights, please contact your local Shire office for advice regarding approvals.

Application to camp

Caravan Effluent Dump Points

  • Tom Price Caravan Park
  • Barradale Yannarie River, road side rest NW Highway
  • Robe River, road side rest NW Highway
  • Dales Gorge Camp ground Karijini National Park
  • Onslow, beside Basketball Courts on Cameron Ave
  • Old Onslow, next to historic jail
  • Paraburdoo Caravan Park