Trade Advocacy Update

Several big topics informed our discussions in Canberra over August and September. Leading our conversations has been Jobs and Skill, future fuels/EV transition, manufacturing modernisation funding and innovation push, and the Road Vehicles Standards Act (RVSA).

Flame Failure Reminder

Appliances (BBQ’s) Connected via Gas Bayonets Industry businesses should be familiar with the standard covering gas installations in a Recreational Vehicle AS/NZS 5601.2. A previous Technical Bulletin (published November 2019) outlined the details of the requirement for gas appliances (such as BBQs) connected via a bayonet fitting, in particular the requirement for such appliances to […]

RVMAP Competition Winner Announced!

Meet Cynthia Vucetic, the winner of our 2022 RVMAP Competition! Cynthia and her husband, Joe, decided to sell their house and decided to live full time in a caravan and tour around South and West Australia. “I have family over there and we want to take it easy, we are both in our 60s and coming […]

REMINDER: Appliances (BBQ’s) Connected via Gas Bayonets

The gas installation standard AS/NZS 5601.2 includes safety requirements for appliances such as BBQs that are connected to a caravan installation via a bayonet connection.

RVMAP featured prominently amongst industry awards

The People’s Choice Manufacturer of the Year was also awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze all being awarded to RVMAP Manufacturers

Federal Department to run a Low ATM Trailer webinar

The Federal Department will be running a low ATM trailer webinar from 11am to 1pm AEDT – Thursday 9 December 2021. Caravan Industry Association of Australia strongly encourages all manufacturers and importers of low ATM trailers to take the time to attend this important RVSA webinar. During this webinar, the Department will provide an overview of the […]

MDC becomes first Offroad Camper Trailer and Hybrid Caravan Importer to obtain RVMAP Accreditation

MDC Camper Trailers & Offroad Caravans (MDC) recently became the first offroad camper trailer and hybrid caravan importer to obtain RVMAP accreditation from Caravan Industry Association of Australia.  MDC have been working with Caravan Industry Association of Australia for over 12 months regarding their RVMAP accreditation application. “We are incredibly excited and proud to be […]

Educate your Business and Reduce your Cyber Risk

90% of cybercrime is due to human error, and in 2020 Australian businesses saw over $175m lost to scams. The Australian caravan industry is particularly at risk, with 1 in 3 caravan industry businesses falling victim to ransomware attacks in the last 18 months. Further to this, with the recent boom in period in the […]

The New RVSA Ready Website is HERE

New Tools – More Information – Easier to Navigate With the Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) commencing in full on 1 July 2021, Caravan Industry Association of Australia are excited to announce the launch of the new and improved Are you RVSA Ready? website for industry businesses. The website has now undergone a significant upgrade […]

Federal Government remains committed to the roll-out of the RVSA

Following the recent announcement of the federal budget, the Federal Government announced that $7.3 million will be committed over four years to the implementation of the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA).  This comes at a critical time as other automotive industry associations have recently pushed to further delay the implementation of the Act. “This […]