Some people enjoy camping with all the electronic comforts of home, such as fridges, microwaves and laptops, and these often require the use of a generator. Camping on Yorke Peninsula doesn't always mean leaving these luxuries behind as long as camping manners are observed.

Many visitors value our region as a haven of peace and quiet.  Given that generator noise can disturb other people's enjoyment of the area and disturb native wildlife, visitors are requested to consider alternatives such as solar panels, inverters or 'charging while driving'.

Of course, if you need to operate a generator for medical reasons, try to locate your camp site away from other campers to minimise noise disruption.

Generators can only be legally operated during the Fire Danger Season if: 

  • the generator is located in an area clear of fuels, dry grass or other combustible objects

  • extension cords do not cross access tracks and are rated for external use

  • the space around the generator is cleared to a distance of four metres

  • a spark arrester is fitted and is in good working order

  • a person who is able to control the generator is present whenever the generator is in use

  • a shovel or rake and a portable water spray are at hand

NEVER use the generator on days of local fire ban


Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
T: 1800 202 445   E:


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