Freedom Camping Bill

  • enacted
5 Meaning of freedom camp
  • (1) In this Act, freedom camp means to camp (other than at a camping ground) within 1 km of a formed road, a 200 m of a motor vehicle accessible area, or the mean low-water springs line of any sea or harbour, or within 500 m of on or within 200 m of a formed road or a Great Walks Track, using 1 or more of the following:

    • (a) a tent or other temporary structure:

    • (b) a caravan:

    • (c) a car, campervan, housetruck, or other motor vehicle.

    (1A) In this Act, freedom camping does not include the following activities:

    • (a) temporary and short-term parking of a motor vehicle:

    • (b) recreational activities commonly known as day-trip excursions:

    • (c) resting or sleeping at the roadside in a caravan or motor vehicle to avoid driver fatigue.

    (2) In subsection (1),—

    camping ground means—

    • (a) a camping ground that is the subject of a current certificate of registration under the Camping-Grounds Regulations 1985; and

    • (b) any site at which a fee is payable for camping at the site

    Great Walks Track means—

    • (a) a track specified in Schedule 1; and

    • (b) any other track specified by Order in Council made under section 42 as a Great Walks Track.