The 4WD Camp Host Program was developed by the Four Wheel Drive Advisory Committee, comprised of members of Four Wheel Drive Victoria, Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.
Camp Host supports the principle that 4WD Clubs are a lot better at educating and policing not only their own members, but the general public also pursuing their recreation. This is provided in a non-confrontational manner, thus increasing the effect it has on individuals who are more open to learning about reducing their impact on the environment. The 4WD Camp Host program places volunteers from 4WD clubs at selected camp sites in parks across Victoria to provide visitors with local information on four wheel driving as well as park based information.
The presence of a Camp Host ensures that travelers have a point of contact for information and assistance. This presence is also aimed at reducing incidences of damage and anti-social behavior by other park visitors, through 4WD camp hosts reporting incidents to PV or DELWP.
Some 35 sites are available for clubs to be part of the camp host program. Visitors to a Camp Host site are given information regarding environmental awareness and education which they can take away with them and utilise on future trips.