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Spirit of Tasmania Moves to Geelong

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).

Parks Advocacy Update

August and September have been a busy time in Canberra with many big topics affecting our industry being discussed with the interim budget planning, insurance industry discussions, future fuels and Jobs and Skills summits. Caravan Industry Association of Australia actively engaged on all topics for the industry.

Choose Road Safety

Caravan Industry Association of Australia joins national movement to address rural road safety. Almost two-thirds of road fatalities in Australia occur on rural roads. This figure is especially alarming when you consider that only 28% of the population resides in rural areas. September is ‘Rural Road Safety Month’. This road safety awareness campaign by Australian […]

Meet Your Future Leaders Committee

Future Leaders is a group of young caravan and camping industry professionals under the age of 40. It’s purpose is to provide a platform and information hub; facilitating the next generation of leaders to influence the future of their industry and further develop their careers and opportunities. Caravan Industry Association of Australia recognises how much […]

Leading the Change

Tourism Holdings Limited COO and Caravan Industry Association of Australia Board Member – Kate Meldrum was invited by Tourism Australia (TA) to speak on forging the path to a low-emissions future in a fossil-fuel reliant market; published in TA’s Sustainability Storytellers. Read the interview below to find out how thl is upholding their commitment to […]

GTRC New Certification Scheme Rules

The Gas Technical Regulators of Australia have published an updated version of the Rules and you can download a copy HERE. This version introduces a new category of gas equipment called High Risk Gas equipment, which may include some components and appliances that are in use in recreational vehicles.  The gas products listed under this […]

Secure Your .au Domain

‘.au direct’ names are general purpose – they’re open to anyone with a verified connection to Australia who wants to create or manage an online presence for themselves or their organisation. If you hold a domain name in any other .au namespace (eg.,, etc.), created prior to 24 March 2022, you can […]

Consumer Sentiment Report Released

Demand remains strong, although cost of living pressures increase for caravan and campers Caravan Industry Association of Australia today released the Caravan Industry Consumer Sentiment Report August 2022. The report provides insights into the opinions and travel intentions of Australian caravan and campers. The research was conducted in July as Australians are starting to experience […]

NewsCorp’s largest Caravan Camping partnership launches Sunday to millions of Australians

For the next 5 weeks over 37 million printed papers will put camping front of mind

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 […]

Seventh Street Caravans First NSW Dealership To Attain Accreditation Retail Dealership Accreditation Program

Caravan Industry Association of Australia is pleased to announce Seventh Street Caravans as the first NSW based dealership to attain accreditation in the National Retail Dealership Accreditation Program (RDAP).

Caravan Industry Victoria Life Membership

Congratulations to both Wayne Freeman and Peter May on their recent Caravan Industry Victoria Life Membership awards.

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 […]

Supporting a collaborative approach for the caravan industry following ACCC report

The caravan industry has been under enormous pressure through unprecedented demand from Australians looking to experience the caravanning and camping lifestyle (amid a global explosion of consumer interest towards the sector), and supply issues generated out of COVID-19 labour shortages and supply chain delays, primarily out of China. “While the vast majority of industry businesses […]