NEW PlanSA Planning System
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Australia’s first ePlanning Portal is now live. All development applications in South Australia must be lodged through the Portal.

The Portal will guide you to submit and track your development applications online, search property zoning, find an accredited professional, review development rules, and track major projects and development activity.

For information or to access the new planning system please visit PlanSA at, email, call the PlanSA Service Desk on 1800 752 664 or contact Council on 8553 4500.

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Camping Fees and Bookings


Council does not take bookings for the sites and availability is on a first come, first serve basis.


Fees apply for each location and are made onsite via a self-registration booth (iron ranger - cash only).
Credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) payments can be made at American River, Brown Beach, Stokes Bay and Vivonne Bay camping ground locations using the PARKEON Pay station. Coin payment is also accepted $2 $1 50c 20c 10c - No change or refunds given.

Instructions on how to pay using the PARKEON Pay Station:

  1. Select Campsite type press yellow button until the desired product is reached (unpowered site, powered site, additional person or tour bus use of facilities)
  2. Press green button to confirm your product type
  3. To pay, use the following options:
    1. Coin Payment :
      Insert correct amount
      Then press green button
    2. Credit Card payment:
      1. Insert card
        Insert card, *do not remove card until instructed,
        Press -   +  ++ button(s) to select number of nights
        To confirm amount press green button
      2. PayPass / payWave payment
        Press -   +  ++ button(s) to select number of nights
        Confirm amount press green button
        Hold card against sensor until a beep sounds
  4. Once payment has been made your permit shall print for display

Current Camping Fees

- Powered site $28 a night for up to two people
- Unpowered site $17 a night for up to two people
- Additional persons $6 a night

Annual Camping Permit (Residents Only) can be purchased at Council Office or Penneshaw Community Business Centre.

- Family permit $125.00
- Person $62.30