GORCC has closed its three caravan parks in the Surf Coast Shire, including the Anglesea Family Caravan Park (seen here).

GORCC closes all its caravan parks

March 26, 2020 BY

THE Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has temporarily closed its Torquay Foreshore, Anglesea Family and Lorne Foreshore Caravan Parks as of midnight last night, following a directive from the Chief Health Officer.

In a statement on its website, GORCC said its actions followed further restrictions on domestic and international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, with all non-essential travel banned.

No further bookings will be taken at any GORCC caravan parks, and all existing bookings up until August 31 will be cancelled and refunded in full.

“Our caravan park teams are in the process of advising current guests that they are required to leave the park. We understand that this is inconvenient and frustrating for our guests, but we ask for patience and to work with our team as we enact these changes,” GORCC stated.

“We will be contacting people who have upcoming bookings to arrange full refunds and will also be notifying 12 Month Permit holders separately.

“We will keep our caravan parks closed until we receive further government advice.

“We will not be available to take individual calls or respond to Facebook messages during this time, so if you need to get in touch, please email us at the following addresses and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can:

The federal government, on Tuesday night, announced that those people who reside permanently in caravan parks or are staying in caravan parks as interim abodes where their primary residence is not available would be allowed to remain.

A GORCC spokesperson said that as a Crown land manager, GORCC did not have any permanent residents living in its parks, and it was “working with individuals as required at the moment”.

For more information on GORCC’s closures, head to gorcc.com.au/coronavirus-update.

For more information regarding the coronavirus and/or government advice, head to dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or phone the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.