Regional Visitor Economies

Our Focus

Encouraging the caravanning & camping ‘community’ to play their role in revitalising regional Australia & championing their contribution to regional economies & the nation


14M Trips & 54M Nights

Caravan and camping generates more than holiday nights than any other type of accommodation in Australia. 90% of nights spent caravan and camping is in regional Australia


$10B Annually

Largely focused in regional Australia, where visitor expenditure in 2500 caravan parks supports myriads of additional businesses external to the immediate caravan industry.

Caravan Parks

Developing Communities

Caravan parks are the organs of regional tourism. Each dollar of caravan park revenue generates $1.38 of economic activity in the local community, stimulating job creation & business opportunities.

Latest Announcements

Caravan Industry Association of Australia urges Federal Government to ready regional tourism for the age of Electric Vehicles

Caravan Industry Association of Australia today acknowledged the release of the Future Fuel Fund by the Federal government, however highlighted that more needs to be done outside of urban Australia …

National Cabinet agrees on Framework for Business Support during & after Lockdowns

Following the National Cabinet meeting today, an agreed framework has been established that will provide more clarity for businesses and individuals seeking business support during and following lockdowns due to the …

Tasmania faces bleak caravanning summer while other regions boom in post COVID border openings

The Tasmanian caravanning industry risks a bleak summer despite Australians embracing caravanning and camping in other states as they emerge out of lockdown and borders start to re-open. Recent data …

Caravan Industry welcomes investment in regional tourism

Caravan Industry Association of Australia welcomes the announcement today from the Morrison Government of a $250 million regional Australia package with $150 million specifically for tourism and infrastructure projects to …

Caravanning and Camping most popular holiday type for Australians in 2019, with 60 million holiday nights

The newly released State of Industry 2020 Report from Caravan Industry Association of Australia lays out the past performance of Australia’s caravan and camping industry and highlights the opportunity for …

Federal Budget Stimulus sought by Caravan Industry Association of Australia

This year it has been more important than ever to bring the Caravan and Camping sectors front of mind with politicians, and with the Federal Budget being delayed due to …

CEO’s Message:  Large marketing push to drive more traffic to caravan parks 

A message to Caravan Parks from our CEO, Stuart Lamont. Yet again, the resilience and determination of the caravan and camping industry and the people that work tirelessly within it continues to astound me.  There is …