Re-opening after Covid-19 lockdown

As per Scouts Victoria communications 9 Aug 2021.


Campsites can open and be used for the following:

Campsites in Regional Victoria can open. Obviously people from Metropolitan Melbourne cannot attend unless it is an authorised worker.

  • Campsites can accept Scout activities up to 300 participants
  • Camping under canvas in groups of up to 50 in single person tents, each group of 50 to be ~5m from other groups
  • Other bona fide community groups can follow Scout rules (no social functions)
  • Only members of the same household can share rooms, etc
  • Maintenance and working bees etc can resume
  • QR Code check-in for day visitors and indoor communal areas who are not booked into accommodation
  • Private bookings limited to one household only.
  • Communal areas subject to 1 person per 4sqm and cleaning twice a day
  • School camps can resume

All above users of campsites must:

  • Communal toilets, showers and cooking facilities may be shared if they are cleaned at least twice per day
  • Ensure that there is regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces in shared areas
  • Record name and phone number of all attendees and date/time of arrival and departure
  • Where food is served at a campsite, it needs to follow hospitality industry guidelines for the serving of food and drink.


  • While in use, campsite must be cleaned at least twice a day.  
  • Soiled surfaces and spills should be cleaned with water and detergent – this can be in the form of a detergent solution or wipes.
  • Frequently touched surfaces should be disinfected with either a disinfectant spray (e.g. bleach cleaner or  Glen 20, etc) or disinfectant wipes. 2-in-1 wipes (cleaner and disinfectant) can also be used if it states that it is effective against viruses.
  • Equipment used in activities should be cleaned between use and not shared during the activity.
  • Any kitchen utensils used should be thoroughly washed in a normal manner (either by hand or in a dishwasher).
  • Fabric material (tea towels, clothes, etc) that can’t be wiped with bleach should be washed as normal in a washing machine etc.

Room capacities – 1 person per 4sqm

Headquarters Camp

  • 1st Aid room – 2
  • Dining / Lounge – 24
  • Kitchen – 10
  • Rec Hall – 25

Forest Camp

  • Warnock Lodge – 16

Room capacities – 1 person per 2sqm

Headquarters Camp

  • 1st Aid room – 4
  • Dining / Lounge – 47
  • Kitchen – 20
  • Rec Hall – 51

Forest Camp

  • Warnock Lodge – 33