The staff of parking and sleeping are going to Australia to investigate parking over night in your car , your campervan or your motorhome .
Some 2,000+ fines were given out by the local shierifs department on the Gold Coast area last summer . Parking and sleeping in your car is not as easy as in New Zealand .
On the Great Ocean Road parking and sleeeping on the highway or at a beach is seen as an offence which attracts a fine . Recently at a Youth Hostel , that is the Central Youth Hostel in Melbourne I encounted a group of campervan travellers who were very vocal about their experience out there on the highway as regards what we would call council workers employed to fine and move freedom campers on their way .
I used to Freedom camp all the way down to Sorento on the shores of Port Philip Bay , but every time I go there now more and more park lots are being fenced off , made inaccessible or just a sign appears saying it is ilegal . The best way to fine the best current place is to join the net work of current travellers .Parking and sleeping staff are going to find the areas , the bundaries of these no fredom camping sites .
The campervan companies , the companies that rent out vans with two beds in them do not actually enter this conversation , they just rent out the van so be planned and be prepared particularly if you are going to travel in Queensland or near a music festival etc .
The best group to attach yourself to is the group that are picking fruit in the area because their boss usually tells them where it is possible because it is in his orher interest .
So keep posted .