Camping in the Shire of Gingin
Following the introduction of the Caravan and Camping Regulations, on 1 July 1997, it is an offence to camp on ANY land without the consent of the owner. This effectively means that camping anywhere within the Shire of Gingin, apart from in registered Caravan Parks and camping grounds, or on private property with the consent of the owner, is an offence.
The penalties associated with a breach of the Regulations in relation to camping involve either a $100.00 on-the-spot fine imposed by infringement, or up to $1,000.00 if dealt with by a Summons to appear in Court.
The Shire of Gingin experiences a great deal of popularity with various interest groups that has led to frequent casual camping and a rise in associated problems such as littering, unauthorised fires, abandoned motor vehicles and obvious health risks.
Please be advised that the Shire of Gingin enforces the provisions of these Regulations and we thank you for your co-operation and compliance with the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations, 1997, as well as all other Acts, Regulations and Local Laws of the Shire of Gingin.
For a list of caravan parks within the Shire of Gingin, see our Tourist Information page.