Everything you need to know about travelling in Victoria.
With the borders still currently closed in Australia, many Australians are opting for holidaying at home. Caravan holidays are an affordable way to take a break and a great way to do it your own way – allowing you to take control of your own cooking and enjoy the comforts of your own on-board toilet and shower.
Since June, caravan and holiday parks have been permitted to open across Australian states, allowing travellers to book holidays. Not all states have the same restrictions, however, and there is still not free flowing travel between some states. That’s why if you’re planning a caravan holiday it’s important to have the latest information on where you can travel and what you can and cannot do. Below you’ll find information on government restrictions, and information about staying at holiday parks and National Parks. We will do our best to update this as information changes.
Restrictions in Victoria
The Victorian government Department of Health publishes regular updates on current restrictions. Current travel restrictions in Victorian allow:
- caravan and camp grounds to open
- no more than 20 people per booking
- use of communal facilities (i.e. kitchens, bbqs, showers and toilets)
- swimming pools to open with no more than 20 people in the pool at one time.
- no time limit on bookings
*Additional Victorian Restrictions
Additional restrictions have been imposed on some Melbourne suburbs from July 1, restricting travel in and out of these areas. For up to date information, please check the Department of Health & Human Services website.
Other States & Territories
If you are planning a holiday in Victoria, travel is not currently restricted (unless you are unwell, in quarantine or reside within a ‘hotspot’ area subject to restrictions). There are different rules about travelling between states. Before traveling to another state, make sure to check the relevant government pages below, for the latest information.
Staying at Caravan Parks & National Parks
Restrictions & facilities: Most caravan parks and camping areas have now reopened and are taking bookings. But while being able to go on a holiday is wonderful news, visitors are being reminded to maintain hand washing and social distancing guidelines at all times. Some facilities, like swimming pools and trampolines are subject to restrictions and may not be operational in some parks. Many parks have increased their cleaning practices and are providing information to visitors.
Social distancing & group sizes while on holiday: Social distancing and restrictions on the size of social gatherings remain in place for Victoria. This includes restrictions on the number of people who are allowed to visit private homes and restrictions on the size of groups who can meeting in public places, like camping grounds. The number of people camping together in a holiday park is limited to 20 people. Outside of holiday parks only 10 people can camp in a group. Victorian national parks have also imposed restrictions on visitor numbers and will not allow visitors to enter once capacity is met.
Visitor guidelines and important information about cleaning practices and services are provided on park websites. For example, Big 4, Apollo Bay Holiday Park, and Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park. Information for national parks can be found at Parks Victoria.
For more information on holidaying at caravan parks visit vic parks.
Bookings: With the increased popularity of local holidays, bookings are more popular than ever, so it is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Many parks are reporting that September school holidays and Christmas holiday bookings are already booking up fast. Before you visit, make sure to call ahead or check the website for updates on any guidelines or changes in conditions that may effect your booking.
Caravan Hire Safety
Choosing to holiday in a caravan is a great way to stay safe when you holiday. If you don’t have your own caravan, hiring from a professional caravan hire business, is a great option – providing new models and professional cleaning practices to keep you safe.
Cleaning: Victorian Caravan Hire deep cleans all their vans regularly to ensure the safety of all their customers and staff. All caravans available for hire are recent model Jayco caravans to ensure easier maintenance and keep them in pristine condition.
Facilities: Hiring a caravan that has an on-board toilet or shower is not only convenient, but also minimises the use of public facilities when on holiday. All caravans available for hire at Victorian Caravan Hire have on-board toilets and many also have showers.
Cancellation: You can book a van hire from Victorian Caravan Hire and have peace of mind that if government restrictions change and you can’t go away, we will provide a full refund.