There are hundreds of campervans travelling around Australia, many driven by overseas tourists, and many Australians chose this way to see our great country.
It is hard to find a safe place to park overnight; most caravan parks are full of permanent residents.
You can be sure if a campervan parks overnight in a car park, the ranger will move them on.
Most campervans are self-contained and occupied by responsible people because it is not cheap to hire or buy one.
Let’s not forget we are trying to encourage tourism; a person in a campervan could spend as much if not more than a cruise ship passenger.
Why don’t all councils in WA designate places where campervans can park overnight?
I spent 12 months touring America in a campervan, where for a small fee you could park overnight in a national park.
Shopping centre car parks had signs with the words ‘overnight parking of campervans welcome’.
I used these car parks a lot and did the shopping there too.
Except for a couple of areas north of Perth miles from anywhere, where is there overnight camping?