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RV Friendly Glenelg Shire

With more RV Friendly Town locations than any other municipality in western Victoria, Glenelg Shire is a must-see regional camping destination.


Portland has become the first accredited RV Friendly Town on the coast west of Melbourne.

Portland is one of three recently declared RV Friendly sites in the Glenelg Shire, which also include Heywood and Casterton, providing a safe and secure site for self-sufficient motorhomes, campervans and caravans to stay overnight.

Portland, the birthplace of Victoria, is one of one of the premier destinations for whale, seal and gannet sightseeing. With dramatic coastline and volcanic cliffs, isolated beaches, majestic forests and historical buildings, the town is unsurpassed in options for leisure or outdoor pursuits. Long term RV parking of up to 72 hours can be found at Henty Park near the Portland Vintage Cable Tram depot. Short term RV Parking is available on the foreshore and on Hurd Street near Hanlon Park with close access to cafes, supermarkets and retail shopping.

Only 20 minutes north of Portland is Heywood where campers can visit Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape. This significant indigenous cultural site is home to some of the oldest known examples of man-made aquaculture systems in the world and is as old as the Egyptian pyramids. 48 hour RV parking is available at Hunter Street East near the dump point, and short term parking at Cameron Street near the playground.

Meander through the rolling hills and river red gums of the Glenelg River valley, through to Casterton. An ideal overnight stop, Casterton will tempt you to stay longer as you explore the legendary history of ‘Kelpie Country’. RV Parking up to one month is available at Ess Lagoon and short-term parking can be found on Murray Street close to boutique shopping and country-style cafes.

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