Winchelsea RV Parking

fully self contained vehicles overnight 48 hour stay

Covid-19 - Winchelsea 48 Hour RV Friendly Parking area is closed

As directed by the Chief Health Officer Victoria campsites, caravan parks and camping grounds will now be closed to visitors.

This will be effective from 11.59pm (local time) 25 March 2020. 

These actions follow further restrictions on domestic and international travel, with all non-essential travel banned. Compliance with this directive is enforceable under the section 203 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and penalties apply.  

It is important to reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Victorian community. 


Council has approved an RV-friendly 48 hour stop in Winchelsea that allows overnight parking for self-contained recreational vehicles (RVs), caravans and motorhomes in Winchelsea for a maximum of 48 hours.

  • The area is located in the Barwon River Reserve on the Barwon riverbank between Mercer Street and the railway bridge. The site is accessible from the Princes Highway via Barwon Terrace (past the pool). See the map below.
  • The area is prone to flooding. Use at own risk. Exercise caution if the Barwon River is above 2.5m in height. The site will be closed if the river height exceeds 3m or if the area is too soft and unsuitable for vehicles to drive on.
  • The site is closed for overnight parking if the sign at the entrance to the reserve says 'Closed,' or a flood alert beacon at the entrance to the reserve is flashing.
  • The site is on public land and remains fully accessible to the public. Please be considerate of other users and access if you choose to stay in this area.

Read the rules of stay for the Winchelsea RV Friendly 48 Hour Stop area

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

Map of the Winchelsea RV area