Cooee Point Self-contained Vehicle Camping Area

The Burnie City Council welcomes campervan and mobile home users to Burnie.

The Cooee Point Camping Facility

The Council provides a short-stay free camping opportunity for fully self-contained vehicles at Cooee Point some 2.5km west of the Burnie town centre to allow travellers an opportunity to become acquainted with Burnie and to avail themselves of the city’s core services prior to moving on or making alternate camping arrangements. 

Cooee Point is an un-serviced and no facilities site.

There are no paved sites, electricity connection, toilet, waste disposal, cooking, bathing, laundry, telephone, seating, shelter, convenience shopping, or supervisory services available. 

There is a liquid waste discharge point and a water supply point in the vicinity.

Reservations are not taken or required. If the facility is fully occupied, a vehicle must move on to another approved camping location.

Camping on Cooee Point, Cooee in a tent, in a vehicle which does not have its own water supply, washing and toilet facilities, and a waste water tank, or with a dog, is NOT permitted.

Use of the site is regularly monitored for compliance to the terms and conditions for use. Campers who do not comply will be directed to vacate the site, and penalties may apply.

Permit Terms and Conditions

The Council will issue a Permit for a fully self-contained mobile home, campervan or caravan to camp on Cooee Point subject to the following conditions –

  1. a vehicle must carry its own on-board water supply, washing and toilet facilities, and waste water tank
  2. qualifying vehicles must park in the designated area
  3.  no annexes and other external structures may be erected
  4. no disposal of solid waste or discharge of waste water must occur;
  5. Cooee Point is a dog free area, and dogs are NOT permitted; and
  6. no fires may be lit    

What is a fully self-contained motorhome, campervan or caravan?

A fully self-contained motor home, campervan or caravan is a vehicle which carries its own water supply, contains internal washing and toilet facilities, and has an on-board waste water storage tank.

A vehicle is deemed to satisfy the requirement to be a fully self-contained vehicle if it is accredited by the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia under its Self Contained Vehicles Policy of 2016, and displays a current SCV panel issued by the CMCA.

If a vehicle is not accredited by the CMCA, the owner or occupier of the vehicle must sign a declaration to the effect that the vehicle satisfies the requirements of the Self Contained Vehicles Policy of 2016 and will function at all times as a fully self-contained vehicle when occupying land at Cooee Point.

An authorised officer of the Council may request to inspect a vehicle to establish whether it satisfies the requirement to be self-contained at any time during which a permit is current to camp on Cooee Point.

Duration of a Permit

A Permit is valid

For a maximum period of 2 – consecutive nights
A maximum of two permits will be issued for a vehicle in any one calendar year.
A Permit will not be extended or renewed.

A permit must be displayed in the windscreen or on the exterior of the vehicle at all times a vehicle is on the camping site.

How to obtain a Permit

A Permit must be obtained from the Burnie City Council offices at 80 Wilson Street, Burnie
or from the Visitors Information Centre, Makers' Workshop, West Park prior to occupying the site.