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​The Western Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-2018 aims to improve the supply, delivery and promotion of caravan and camping in the State.​

Following a Parliamentary Inquiry in 2009 into the provision, use and regulation of caravan parks and camping grounds in WA, Tourism WA commissioned consultancy firm Brighthouse to assess WA's caravan and camping sector.

Findings in the Brighthouse report, A Strategic Approach to Caravanning and Camping Tourism in WA 2012, guided Tourism WA in the development of the Action Plan.

The State Government has committed $40.7 million of Royalties for Regions funding over four years to implement the Action Plan and Parks for People initiative.  The funding has been allocated across State Government agencies including Tourism WA, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Main Roads WA, Department of Local Government and Communities and Department of Regional Development to lead implementation of the plan.

The Action Plan and Parks for People initiative includes:

  • Up to 450 camping and caravan sites in popular National Parks
  • Up to five new commercial caravan parks and camping grounds in high priority locations, including one or more commercial campgrounds on Aboriginal lands in the Kimberley region
  • Upgrades to, and creation of, new 24-hour rest areas in the North West
  • Improved overflow facilities to meet visitor demand in peak seasons
  • Training for caravan park management and staff to improve product and services
  • Installation of dump points for the safe disposal of black waste by travellers in self-contained recreational vehicles along key drive routes
  • New and upgraded visitor facilities including walk, bike and drive trails and Wi-Fi at selected campgrounds.

Download the Western Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-2018.

Tourism WA plays a key role in implementation of the Action Plan. Achievements in 2014-15 are outlined in the Western Australia Caravan and Camping Implementation Update - August 2015.

Last Reviewed: 2017-01-12