Winchelsea RV Parking Terms of Stay

The following conditions of stay apply to the Winchelsea RV Friendly 48 Hour Stop area:

  • Self-contained vehicles only (RVs, motorhomes or caravans).
  • Parking is permitted on the Barwon Riverbank area from Mercer Street to the railway bridge.
  • Camping is prohibited (no tents). Penalties apply.
  • All waste must be retained in the vehicle and taken with you (including rubbish, grey and black water).
  • No fires.
  • No generators between 8pm and 9am.
  • No public consumption or possession of alcohol.
  • No noise after 10pm.
  • Pets must be under effective control at all times.
  • Please take your rubbish with you.
  • A dump point is available at the Barwon Hotel for grey/black water disposal.
  • Area is prone to flooding. Use at own risk.
  • Please be considerate of other users and access.
  • This site is regulated by Council. Authorised officers undertake routine patrols of this area.
  • Take care of the natural environment for other travellers and users of the area.
  • Please come into Winchelsea for food and supplies. Thanks for staying with us.
  • If you would like to stay longer, nearby caravan parks are located at Winchelsea, Colac and all coastal towns.
  • Sleeping in vehicles and camping is not permitted in coastal towns in the Surf Coast Shire.
  • Council encourages the 'Leave No Trace' RV code of conduct.
  • If the Beacon is flashing at the entrance to the reserve, the site is closed for RV overnight stays.
  • Check the Bureau of Meteorology website for Barwon River heights.
  • Exercise caution if river is above 2.5m.
  • Phone 1300 659 217 to check for flood warnings.
  • Monitor the VicEmergency app or
  • The entire site is subject to flooding when river heights exceed 3m.

Please email on your experience or call the Surf Coast Shire Council on 03 5261 0600.