Short Term RV Overflow Area

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The Town of Port Hedland's Short Term Recreational Vehicle Overflow Area is located adjacent to the Port Hedland Turf Club on McGregor Street, Port Hedland. Situated within walking distance of local amenities, and a short drive from the Town Centre and multiple tourist attractions, the site provides support to both tourists and the town.

Conditions of Use:

  • All stays are to be no more than 3 nights.
  • All RVs have their own on board toilet and shower facilities.
  • All wastes are to be retained in the vehicle for disposal at established dump points.
  • Tents, camper trailers, mini vans, back packer vans or the like are not permitted.
  • No fires permitted.
  • No amplified music is permitted.
  • All campers must follow reasonable directions from Town of Port Hedland staff at all times. 
  • Pets must be kept on a leash and restrained at all times.
  • Animal waste must be collected and disposed of to refuse.
  • Portable generators are not permitted.

The Short Term RV Overflow Area is monitored by a caretaker appointed by the Town. Rangers and Town Officers are authorised to issue immediate move-on directions or infringements for non-compliance.

If your vehicle does not comply, or you would like to stay longer, Caravan Parks are located at:

  • Discovery Parks, 2 Taylor Street, Port Hedland
  • Black Rock Caravan Park, 2115 North Circular Road, South Hedland
  • The Landing Caravan Park, Great Northern Highway, Port Hedland
  • Port Hedland Golf Club, Great Northern Highway, South Hedland

 

Information regarding upcoming events and things to do within Port Hedland can be found here or on the Port Hedland Visitors Centre website

RV Overflow Program 2019

Key data was gathered during the Town's 2019 RV Overflow program, by volunteer caretakers Kevin and Debbie Scarle. The data was collated from 1504 surveys that were collected over a period from 3 July to 29 September. 

This information demonstrates the economic importance of RV travellers to the region:

  • Duration of data collected: 89 days
  • Total visitors: 2160
  • Total expenditure: $1,073,347.20
  • Average expenditure per day: $12,060.08
  • Average expenditure per RV: $496.92

Some of the key takeaways from the surveys include:

  • Almost 90% of respondents were 55 years or older, indicating the park was very popular with 'grey nomad' travellers
  • The vast majority of reported spend was in retail, followed by mechanical and hospitality
  • Approximately 40% of respondents were repeat visitors to Port Hedland
  • The majority of visitors spent at least two nights at the RV overflow
  • More than 1/4 of respondents said they wouldn't have stayed in Port Hedland if it wasn't for the availability of the RV Overflow

Click here to read the full report