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Recreational Vehicles Guidelines

Tourism is a significant sector within Tasmania’s economy.  Recreational vehicle (RV) tourists make an important contribution, particularly in regional and remote areas. Councils support economic growth through tourism, particularly in regional areas where they actively encourage visits by RV users. Many councils in Tasmania provide RV camping facilities, often within town boundaries and often at cheap rates or for free.

In June 2011, Councils requested that the State Government and the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) jointly prepare a Directions Paper to set out a statewide policy and uniform pricing methodology for overnight RV camping services provided by councils.

In May 2012, the State Government released the Statewide Directions Paper - Review of Council Recreational Vehicle Overnight Camping Services. The Paper aims to assist councils in understanding how to apply competitive neutrality principles under the National Competition Policy when providing overnight camping sites for self-contained recreational vehicles (RVs).

For more information and to view the Directions Paper, visit the State Government’s Local Government Division website

 Alternatively you can contact Melanie Brown, Senior Policy Officer, on 03 62335961 or at

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