Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s annual Road and Caravan Park Safety campaign reminds the over 1.7 million campers preparing to hit the road this Easter to remain safe and plan ahead. 

Australia has over 830,000 registered caravans and RVs; and, with many planning to travel again over the break, taking precautions and preplanning is vital to ensure a safe trip and enjoyable holiday.   

An estimated 1.7 million caravan and campers are expected to hit the road this Easter Holiday and caravan parks will be busy welcoming their guests.   

In preparation for Easter, Caravan Industry Association of Australia has been sharing road safety information regarding pre-planning your trip to manage fatigue, appropriate use of rest areas including truck stops, vehicle preparation, sharing the road with trucks, towing, caravan parks shared spaces, and pool safety.  

Other top tips include advising friends and family of your itinerary, allowing extra time due to the increased traffic, sharing the driving duties if you can, ensuring you have games and snacks for you and the kids to help pass the time – most importantly, be patient and remember when you are on holidays with your family/ friends, it is better to arrive safe than not.  

The caravan industry has grown significantly in recent years, Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s recent Business Condition report showed the growth in the number of annual caravan and camping trips in Australia had overtaken the 2019 levels, with 15.5 million trips and 60.9 million visitor nights recorded at year-end of September 2023.   

Caravan Industry Association of Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stuart Lamont says the industry is expecting a big boon of travellers this Easter.  
“It is fantastic to see so many Australians enjoying the joys of the caravanning lifestyle, and the communities they travel to love having them,” he says.  
“We know from research conducted by Tourism Research Australia that caravan and campers are big spenders. On average travellers spend $841 per trip in a caravan park and create over $10.9 billion of visitor expenditure annually.”  

“We love hearing stories of Aussies travelling our country and spending time in our beautiful regions, that’s why we are reminding everyone about to embark upon their fun Easter adventures, to stay safe and plan your trip ahead of time. This will ensure a pleasant with your cherished loved ones.”

Road & Water Safety Research indicates:  

  • RV road users are most likely to have a crash on Monday or Sunday as drivers return from their holidays.  
  • The risk of coastal drowning deaths increases by 1.5 times during the school holidays.
  • Crashes are most likely to occur between 10am and 12pm.  
  • Whilst crashes are more likely to occur in urban centres, fatalities are more likely to occur on regional roads.  

Caravan Industry Association of Australia in partnership with other state caravan associations, and professional service providers and with contributions from relevant bodies such as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and Queensland Trucking Association, provide free-to-access consumer digital and print educational assets.   

This information is available through easy-to-digest videos, engaging online quizzes and written content across email, social media, and digital platforms.  

Each year tens of thousands of Towing handbooks are distributed free of charge.