The Freedom Camping Act allows for the Council to issue a fine of $200 if someone is found freedom camping, or making preparations to freedom camp, in a local-authority area and in breach of the Council's Bylaw, including any temporarily closed sites.

You can appeal a freedom camping infringement several ways:

  1. Online: Complete the below form
  2. Phone: Contact us(external link)
  3. Post: Write a letter to Compliance and Investigations Team B, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154
  4. Email:

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