Camping on Roads

In Brisbane, it is illegal to camp overnight in a vehicle on a road or road related area (e.g. footpath, dividing strip or public cycle paths) unless it is in a designated signed area or tourist accommodation area.

Council may issue you with a fine if you camp in your vehicle overnight on a road or park in Brisbane.

Sleeping in a vehicle is not prohibited when:

  • it is required for fatigue management
  • it is required for personal safety
  • otherwise in emergent circumstances.

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