Prepare a Caravan Park Plan
It’s not just homes that can be affected by natural hazards; they may also be a risk to your business.
Think of how much you could lose in stock, equipment and fittings due to a flood, along with the profits you could lose for the days and weeks it might take you to clean up after the flood. Start preparing your business now by creating a Business FloodSafe Plan.
Caravan Park Information
The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) in partnership with Victorian emergency management organisations, has developed a template to assist Victorian caravan park owners create an emergency management plan (EMP) for their parks.
1. FloodSafe Information For Caravan Parks
Many Victorian caravan parks are built on floodplains, therefore owners, residents and occupiers need to be aware of the potential for their caravan park to flood and the evacuation and van re-location arrangements for when it does. For information on how to stay safe during floods take a look at the Caravan Park Occupants Flood Guide.
VICSES has developed local flood guides to inform communities that are at high risk of flooding. To check if your community has a guide, go to the local flood information page.
2. Online Caravan Park Emergency Planning Tool
This tool will guide you step-by-step to produce an emergency plan for your caravan park. Hyperlinks and fact sheets are provided throughout the process to assist you. All your details will be stored in the tool so you can log in and update your plan whenever you need. Once completed, you can download your plan as a pdf document and send it to your local council.
VICSES, in collaboration with other emergency service organisations, provides the Caravan Park Emergency Management Planning Tool as a resource to assist Caravan Park Owners to meet their statutory obligations under the Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Registration and Standards) Regulations 2010 (Regulations 22-25). This tool is not intended to replace required consultation with emergency services and service providers, but rather to offer Caravan Park Owners and managers a framework to develop emergency management plans. VICSES does not review, endorse or share the plans developed using this resource.
3. Manual application template and guideline manual
Download and print the template using the links below and fill it in using a pen or pencil. You will have to photocopy the plan and send it to your council once you have completed it. A guidelines manual accompanies the template to assist you.
- Caravan EMP Template.pdf (1.4 MB)
- Caravan Park Emergency Management Plan Template.doc (1.46 MB)
- Caravan EMP Guidance Manual.pdf (3.1 MB)