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  • Media Release
9th April 2020
COVID19 Camping

COVID19 - Camping

This media release is for Council to reinforce the recent government gazette and press release regarding camping on crown land.

Council implores its community to abide by these regulations, primarily for your own safety and secondly to avoid our local authorities having unnecessary call outs to enforce these rules, if we all just simply “stay home”.

Council has already closed its campgrounds to non-essential travel and only those with no fixed address or other exceptional circumstances are permitted to remain.

Council reinforces to its community that camping in sand-dunes and other remote locations is also discouraged and will be monitored.

Council is working with the State Government, Local Authorities and its staff to undertake regular compliance checks and site visits as per the requirements of COVID19.

Contained below is a copy of the government gazette provide, please note this government gazette is effective from Monday, April 6, 2020 (Monday previous) and is for an indefinite period.


Prohibition of Certain Activities on Unalienated Crown Lands

I, David James Speirs, Minister for Environment and Water, being the Minister for the Crown to whom the administration of the Crown Land Management Act 2009 is for the time being committed, having given due consideration to the principles of Crown land management in section 9 of the Act, hereby prohibit the occupation or use of unalienated Crown land for the following activities, without lawful authority or excuse, until 30 June 2020:

  • camping;
  • sleeping or remaining in or with a parked motor vehicle overnight, including but not limited to, cars, motorhomes and caravans.

This prohibition also applies to persons who commenced any of those activities prior to this prohibition coming into operation.
This prohibition is effective from Monday 6 April 2020.

Dated: 6 April 2020
Minister for Environment and Water

If you have any questions in relation to this matter, please contact the Chief Executive Officer on 0409 175 760.

Travis Barber
District Council of Streaky Bay

11.45am, April 9, 2020