A better stay for visitors

Victoria’s Great Outdoors Camping and caravan grants provides grants of between $5,000 and $200,000 to support Crown Land Committees of Management (including councils and Traditional Owner groups) to provide quality, affordable visitor accommodation across Victoria’s coastline, regional and rural areas.

The grants provide financial assistance for managers of Crown land caravan parks and campgrounds to improve facilities and provide a more comfortable and enjoyable visitor experience. Encouraging more people to visit and stay longer also benefits local towns and rural economies and provides more opportunities to explore Victoria’s great outdoors.

Funded projects

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

PROJECTREGION2019/2020 GRANT AMOUNT
Kywong Caravan Park - provide disabled facilities to shower/cabins and repaint camp kitchenBarwon South West$19,839
Kennett River - Rhel Drain UpgradesBarwon South West$110,700
Riverview Family Caravan Park - Bathroom UpgradeBarwon South West$200,000
Lakes & Craters Holiday Park sewer connection projectBarwon South West$125,000
Corinella Foreshore Reserve - Safety and Amenities improvementsGippsland$19,177
Seaspray Caravan Park - Fire hose reel and electrical substation upgradeGippsland$28,000
Minyip Caravan Park UpgradeGrampians$19,598
Lake Lascelles Campground - All Abilities AccessGrampians$110,950
Johnny Mullagh Reserve Install New PlaygroundGrampians$122,000
Dimboola Caravan Park - All-ability accessible amenities and facilities upgradeGrampians$143,007
Eskdale Caravan and Water Reserve Power UpgradeHume$36,364
Walwa Riverside Caravan and Camping Reserve - Fire safety compliance, camp kitchen extension, BBQ and Playground InstallationHume$87,551
Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park - Removal of Remaining Septic TanksHume$146,336
Victoria Lake Caravan Park Refurbishment of existing amenity blocksHume$122,920
Gordon Park (Charlton) Caravan Park Amenity Block RejuvenationLoddon Mallee$13,550
Riverside Park aka Newbridge Recreation Reserve - Access Steps to AmenitiesLoddon Mallee$20,786
Donald Lakeside Caravan Park RejuvenationLoddon Mallee$56,750
Robinvale Riverside Caravan Park Leisure AmenitiesLoddon Mallee$77,414
Green Lake Caravan Park thrives as water flows back into lakeLoddon Mallee$107,385
Future proofing Tchum Lake Camping GroundLoddon Mallee$120,800
Heathcote Queen Meadow Caravan Park installation of Fire Hose reels throughout the parkLoddon Mallee$158,000
Re-imagining Wycheproof Caravan parkLoddon Mallee$125,166
Lake Boga Caravan Park new ablutions facilitiesLoddon Mallee$150,000
Lake Cullulleraine Caravan Park Amenity UpgradeLoddon Mallee$200,000
Wooroonook Lakes Campground ExpansionLoddon Mallee$168,140

Round 2 grants were awarded in December 2020, with a total of $2.5 million allocated to 19 upgrade projects.

PROJECTREGION2020/2021  GRANT AMOUNT
Port Campbell Recreation Reserve - PCRR camping ground levelling up projectBarwon South West$198,881
Kywong Caravan Park - Replace vinyl floor coverings in 9 cabins & outdoor furnitureBarwon South West$16,891
Dunkeld Caravan Park - Development of North East side of Caravan ParkBarwon South West$32,700
Corinella Caravan Park - Cabin refurbishmentGippsland$23,705
Walkerville Foreshore Camping Reserve - Construction of a camp kitchen shelterGippsland$33,040
Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park - Newbook self-service kiosksGippsland$9,900
Eagle Point Caravan Park – Self-serve kioskGippsland$9,900
Warracknabeal Caravan Park - Enhancing Warracknabeal Creekside camping assetGrampians$185,000
Horsham Riverside Caravan Park - Accessibility and environmental upgradesGrampians$113,352
Nhill Caravan Park amenities block refurbishmentGrampians$185,000
Stawell Grampians Gate Caravan Park upgrade - Stage 1Grampians$170,000
Mongans Bridge Camping Park - Amenities block upgrade to include disabled facilitiesHume$200,000
Colac Colac Caravan Park - Building the heart of Colac ColacHume$185,000
Chiltern Racecourse Recreation Reserve - Creating North East Victoria's Horse Camping CentreHume$195,000
Cohuna Waterfront Holiday Park - Power site upgradeLoddon Mallee$85,000
Lake Charm Foreshore Caravan Park - Amenities upgradeLoddon Mallee$150,000
Picnic Gully Campground - Improvement at La Larr Ba Gauwa ParkLoddon Mallee$200,000
Rejuvenating Wycheproof Caravan Park camp kitchenLoddon Mallee$46,630
Warburton Holiday Park - Power and reticulated water upgrade, and installation of indigenous heritage signagePort Phillip$21,921

Round 3 of the grants were awarded in October 2021, with a total of $2.01 million allocated to 20 upgrade projects.

PROJECTREGION2021/22 GRANT AMOUNT
Barwon Heads Caravan Park - toilet block upgradeBarwon South West$100,000
Portarlington Holiday Park– Installation of 3 eco unitsBarwon South West$93,590
Kywong Caravan Park, Nelson Install shower block water tanksBarwon South West$71,390
Corinella Caravan Park – Cabin refurbishmentGippsland$20,190
Warragul Gardens Caravan Park - Facilities upgradeGrampians$53,350
Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park – Upgrade recreational facilities next to viewing deck lookoutGrampians$28,563
Horsham Riverside Caravan Park – Amenity block upgradeGrampians$142,720
Blackwood Caravan Park – Amenities makeoverGrampians$200,000
Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park – Camp kitchen upgradeGrampians$83,831
Oxley Recreation Reserve – Playground, camp kitchen and signageGrampians$48,000
Marysville Caravan and Holiday Park– Powering 11 sites and installation of camp kitchen BBQ and shelterHume$61,849
Beechworth Lake Sambell Caravan Park – Multipurpose recreation building constructionHume$100,000
Lake Anderson Caravan Park Reserve Chiltern - Camp kitchen and amenities block upgradeHume$80,000
Murchison Caravan Park Reserve – Camp kitchen equipment upgradingHume$50,000
Harrietville Caravan Park – Rejuvenation and upgradesHume$200,000
Gentle Annie Caravan and Camping Reserve – Upgrade existing ablution blockHume$200,000
Echuca Holiday Park (part of Victoria Park Echuca) – Amenities block renewalLoddon Mallee$200,000
Big Four Riverside Caravan Park, Swan Hill – Pontoon installationLoddon Mallee$27,980
Balnarring Foreshore (C Reserve) – C Reserve amenity refurbishment and camp kitchenPort Phillip$113,235
Point Leo Foreshore Park and Reserve – Changing places disabled facility and public toilets and kioskPort Phillip$140,000

Contact us

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

Page last updated: 18/03/22