For parking your van/caravan overnight on a public road
If a Council ranger/ Police officer attempts to move you on if you are parked legally on a Public Road Reserve that is not clearly signposted (with warrant) .
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1993 - SECT 632
Acting contrary to notices erected by councils
632 Acting contrary to notices erected by councils
(1) A person who, in a public place within the area of a council, fails to comply with the terms of a notice erected by the council is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.
(2) The terms of any such notice may relate to any one or more of the following:
(a) the payment of a fee for entry to or the use of the place,
(b) the taking of a vehicle into the place,
(b1) the driving, parking or use of a vehicle in the place,
(c) the taking of any animal or thing into the place,
(d) the use of any animal or thing in the place,
(e) the doing of any thing in the place,
(f) the use of the place or any part of the place.
(2A) However, a notice:
(b) must not, except as provided by subsection (2B), prohibit or regulate the taking of a vehicle into, or the driving, parking or *use of any vehicle in, any public place that is a road or road related area within the meaning of section 4 (1) of the Road Transport Act 2013 .
Note : A council may establish alcohol prohibited areas under section 632A (relating to public places such as parks and beaches) and alcohol-free zones under Part 4 of this Chapter (relating to street drinking).
(2B) A notice may prohibit the parking of a vehicle, for the purpose of offering the vehicle for sale, in a public place that is:
(b) in the City of Sydney area or other area (or part of an area) prescribed by the regulations.
(3) The terms of a notice referred to in this section may:
(a) apply generally or be limited in their application by reference to specified exceptions or factors, or
(b) apply differently according to different factors of a specified kind,
or may do any combination of those things.
ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 2013 - SECT 4
Definition: "use" of a vehicle includes standing the vehicle on a road or road related area.
A registered vehicle can therefore be USED as you see fit - be sure not to leave anything outside the vehicle that might indicate you are camping.