A better stay for visitors

Victoria’s Great Outdoors Camping and Caravan Grants program delivered 63 grants worth a total of $6.6 million to enhance visitor experiences at camping and caravan parks across the state.

Grants of between $5,000 and $200,000 were awarded to support Crown Land Committees of Management (including councils) to improve facilities and provide quality, affordable visitor accommodation across Victoria.

The successful grants program has helped to deliver new facilities that are attracting more visitors and encouraging longer stays, providing an economic boost to regional areas and more opportunities to explore Victoria’s great outdoors.

Funded projects

Round 3 of the grants were awarded in October 2021, with a total of $2.01 million allocated to 19 projects.

Barwon Heads Caravan Park Barwon South West $100,000 Amenities block upgrade
Portarlington Holiday Park Barwon South West $93,590 Install 3 eco-cabins
Kywong Caravan Park Barwon South West $71,390 Install 4 new shower stalls
Corinella Caravan Park Gippsland $20,190 Cabin refurbishment
Warragul Gardens Caravan Park Grampians $53,350 Cabin refurbishment and playground upgrades
Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park Grampians $28,563 New BBQ facilities next to viewing deck
Horsham Riverside Caravan Park Grampians $142,720 Amenity block upgrade
Blackwood Caravan Park Grampians $200,000 Amenity block upgrade
Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park Grampians $83,831 Camp kitchen upgrade
Oxley Recreation Reserve Grampians $48,000 New playground
Marysville Caravan and Holiday Park Hume $61,849 New BBQ and shelter
Lake Anderson Caravan Park Reserve Chiltern Hume $80,000 Camp kitchen and amenities block upgrade
Murchison Caravan Park Reserve Hume $50,000 Camp kitchen equipment upgrading
Harrietville Caravan Park Hume $200,000 Amenities upgrades and drainage works
Gentle Annie Caravan and Camping Reserve Hume $200,000 Upgrade existing ablution block
Discovery Parks Mount Buffalo Caravan and Holiday Parks (formerly Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park) Hume $127,890 Camp kitchen and laundry upgrade
Echuca Holiday Park Loddon Mallee $200,00 New accessible playground area
Balnarring Foreshore Port Phillip $113,235 C Reserve amenity refurbishment and camp kitchen
Point Leo Foreshore Park and Reserve Port Phillip $140,000 'Changing places' all-abilities facility and public toilets and kiosk

Round 2 grants were awarded in December 2020, with a total of $2.06 million allocated to 19 projects.

Port Campbell Recreation ReserveBarwon South West$198,881Water and electrical amenities, play area and BBQ area
Kywong Caravan ParkBarwon South West$16,891New outdoors furniture
Dunkeld Caravan ParkBarwon South West$32,700New solar lighting and replacement of footbridge
Corinella Caravan ParkGippsland$23,705Cabin and shed refurbishment
Walkerville Foreshore Camping ReserveGippsland$33,040Camp kitchen and shelter
Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday ParkGippsland$9,900Install self-service kiosks
Eagle Point Caravan ParkGippsland$9,900Install self-service kiosks
Warracknabeal Caravan ParkGrampians$185,000New accessible amenity block
Horsham Riverside Caravan ParkGrampians$113,352Cabin accessibility and environmental upgrades 
Nhill Caravan ParkGrampians$185,000Amenities block refurbishment
Stawell Grampians Gate Caravan ParkGrampians$170,000Refurbishment of amenity block
Mongans Bridge Camping ParkHume$200,000Amenities block upgrade to include facilities for  people with disability
Colac Colac Caravan ParkHume$185,000New multi-purpose bike hub
Chiltern Racecourse Recreation ReserveHume$195,000New toilet/shower facility and upgrade of water supply and sewerage
Cohuna Waterfront Holiday ParkLoddon Mallee$85,000Power upgrades
Lake Charm Foreshore Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$150,000Install new ensuite amenities for cabin sites and refurbish existing sites
Picnic Gully CampgroundLoddon Mallee$200,000Formalise campground and install toilet
Wycheproof Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$46,630Camp kitchen upgrade and extension
Warburton Holiday ParkPort Phillip$21,921Power and water upgrades and install indigenous heritage signage

Round 1 grants were awarded in April 2020, with a total of $2.5 million allocated to 25 projects.

Kywong Caravan ParkBarwon South West$19,839Install disabled facilities to shower/cabins and repaint camp kitchen
Kennett RiverBarwon South West$110,700Drain and sewerage system upgrades
Ocean Grove Riverview Family Caravan ParkBarwon South West$200,000Amenities upgrade
Lakes & Craters Holiday ParkBarwon South West$125,000Sewerage system upgrade
Corinella Foreshore ReserveGippsland$19,177Amenities block upgrade and install fire hoses
Seaspray Caravan ParkGippsland$28,000Replacement of fire hoses
Minyip Caravan Park UpgradeGrampians$19,598New powered sites and fire protection upgrades
Lake Lascelles CampgroundGrampians$110,950New accessible amenities block
Johnny Mullagh Reserve Grampians$122,000New playground facilities
Dimboola Caravan ParkGrampians$143,007New accessible bathroom and camp kitchen
Eskdale Caravan ParkHume$36,364Water and power supply upgrades
Walwa Riverside Caravan and Camping Reserve Hume$87,551Fire safety compliance, camp kitchen extension, BBQ and playground installation
Discovery Parks Mount Buffalo Caravan and Holiday Parks (formerly Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park)Hume$146,336Sewerage upgrades and removal of remaining septic tanks
Shepparton Victoria Lake Caravan ParkHume$122,920Refurbishment of amenity and camp kitchen
Gordon Park (Charlton) Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$13,550Amenity block rejuvenation
Newbridge Riverside ReserveLoddon Mallee$20,786Access steps to amenities
Donald Lakeside Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$56,750Amenities upgrade and improvements to powered and unpowered sites
Robinvale Riverside Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$77,414Irrigation system upgrade, new playground equipment and accessible outdoor furniture
Green Lake Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$107,385Improvements to camp kitchen and amenity block
Tchum Lake Camping GroundLoddon Mallee$120,800Waste water treatment system upgrade
Heathcote Queen Meadow Caravan Park Loddon Mallee$158,000Install fire hose reels
Wycheproof Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$125,166New modern and accessible amenity block
Lake Boga Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$150,000Install new amenities block
Tranquil Waters Lake Cullulleraine Caravan ParkLoddon Mallee$200,000Amenity upgrade
Wooroonook Lakes CampgroundLoddon Mallee$168,140Upgrade powered sites and install accessible waterfront pontoon

Contact us

For more information about the grants, contact Victoria's Great Outdoors.

Page last updated: 07/03/24