If you want to live in a caravan on private property you may need a permit from Nillumbik Shire Council.
You will need a permit to occupy a caravan, camper trailer or any other movable dwelling on private land for more than 30 consecutive days.
If you don't have a permit, you may get a fine.
Situations where you don’t need a permit
You don't need a permit if you are:
- in a registered camping area or caravan park
- selling, hiring or leasing a caravan, as long as it is removed when sold, hired or leased
- in an area where caravans are already permitted under the Nillumbik Planning Scheme.
You also don’t need a separate permit to live in a caravan if it is already included in a planning permit.
If an annual permit is granted, you must make sure to observe all conditions as set out in the Nillumbik General Local Law 1, including:
- the occupation of the caravan, camper trailer, moving dwelling, vehicle or other temporary structure is greater than 30 consecutive days
- toilet, sanitary and other facilities are required (all waste to be disposed of to an approved sewer or septic tank system).
How to apply
Criteria for issuing permits
To find out more about the criteria that Council uses to make a decision about this permit, read the Nillumbik General Local Law 1 Procedure and Protocol Manual.