Four Wheel Drive Victoria have just been advised by Forest Fire Management of Caravan parks and camping grounds closures
At the direction of the Chief Health Officer Victoria campsites, caravan parks and camping grounds will now be closed to visitors.
This is effective from 11.59pm (local time) 25 March 2020.
The only people permitted to remain will be:
People who already have the caravan park registered as their primary place of residence; and
People staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available (including those of no fixed address and people placed in emergency housing by DHHS).
These actions follow further restrictions on domestic and international travel, with all non-essential travel banned. Compliance with this directive is enforceable under section 203 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and penalties apply.
It is important to reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Victorian community.
Compliance with new rules
Signage should be displayed at the road entrances and on main buildings indicating that the park or camping ground is closed.
Inspections will occur after this date to ensure that campsites, caravan parks and camping grounds are compliant. Inspections will be carried out by DELWP and Parks Victoria staff and Local Government authorised officers over the coming weeks. If caravan parks and camping grounds operators fail to comply following this, the Victoria Police will be contacted.