Do you have an interest in driving the Australian caravanning and camping industry forward?

Nominations are now open for those individuals wishing to provide strategic direction for the industry through the Board of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia.

Nominations are open until close of business 15th October 2021.

Each year, in accordance with our constitution, we have the opportunity for interested persons to join the Board through an election process, voted for by member state caravanning associations.  Caravan Industry Association of Australia has a Board of nine and has a rotation requirement whereby approximately 50% of the Board shall be subject to re-election on an annual basis.  Due to circumstances, six of the nine Board positions will be declared vacant at the AGM held in late November.

This year, the individuals required to step down are:

Dennis Austin (Trade)
Martin Cotterell (Parks)
Chris Goddard (Trade)
James Kelly (Parks)
Kate Meldrum (Trade)
Grant Wilckens (Parks)

Dennis, Chris and James are unable to renominate due to reaching their maximum term as a director of the company.

The National Board is comprised of up to nine individuals from across the industry with no more than five board members involved in the same Caravan Industry Category (Parks or Trades) as nominated at the time of their nomination as per constitution clause 4.1.1 (c).   The term of office for each elected director is two years, with a maximum of three consecutive terms, with additional conditions for the Chairperson.

Those Board members not subject to re-election in 2021 are:

Donna Cocking (Parks)
Brad Slater (Trade)
Gerard Waldron (Trade)

A nomination may be made by any individual nominee, and must be:

  • Submitted via the online nomination form;
  • Signed by a Member of Caravan Industry Association of Australia seconding the nomination (a Member being one of the state caravanning associations);
  • Submitted to Caravan Industry Association of Australia no later than 5pm AEST 15th October 2021

Nominations which show clear understanding of the different roles and responsibilities between Caravan Industry Association of Australia and state caravanning associations will be well regarded through the voting process.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia values a diverse National Board and encourages those from diverse cultural and gender backgrounds, as well as young members of the industry to nominate.

To view the application process, find a list of member state associations or view the classification between parks and trade representatives visit the below nomination form.

For further information, please contact Stuart Lamont on or Company Secretary Ed Browne of Macpherson Kelley on