Recreational vehicles on private land

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For the purpose of this clause in the Local Law, a recreational vehicle is any motorised vehicle which is ordinarily used for recreational purposes including:

  • mini-bike
  • trail-bike
  • motorbike
  • motor scooter
  • go-kart
  • monkey bike
  • articulated recreational vehicle
  • self-propelled, self-contained motor home used for camping or other recreational activities
  • any other vehicle propelled by a motor.

This definition does not include a motorised wheelchair or scooter designed to transport a person of limited mobility, a motorised bicycle with a maximum capacity of 22 watt aggregate power, or vehicles used for farming or agriculture.

In summary, the Local Law states:

  • A person must not drive, ride on or otherwise use any recreational vehicle on private land within 500 metres of a dwelling located on any other land without a permit.
  • The occupier of any private land must not allow a person to drive, ride on or otherwise use any recreational vehicle on that land within 500 metres of a dwelling located on any other land without a permit.

To use recreational vehicles on private land, please complete the Recreational Vehicles on Private Land application form.(PDF, 124KB)  Email the completed form to info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au or bring to the Council Offices at 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay, Victoria, 3228.

More information can be found in Community Amenity Local Law No. 1 of 2011(PDF, 328KB)