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


In light of the recent scam alert issued by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), this communication aims to brief the Australian caravan industry, encompassing dealers and manufacturers, on the critical aspects of the warning and provide guidance on protective measures. The ACCC’s alert, a part of its endeavours through the National Anti-Scam Centre […]

Industry welcomes establishment of Parliamentary Friends of Caravanning

Industry welcomes establishment of Parliamentary Friends of Caravanning

Caravan & Camping Holidays Surge in Face of Economic Uncertainty

Caravan and camping holidays remain Australian’s first choice for customer focused product and value for money holiday offerings.  Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) has released the industry’s latest holiday and accommodation data showing strong surges in trips across the country. Luke Chippindale – CIAA’s GM of Government Relations and Corporate Communications speaks with Win News […]

23-24 Pre-Budget Submission

Caravan Industry Association of Australia is pleased to share that our Pre-Budget submission has been received by the Treasury, and is now publicly available.

What will change in ROVER Release 8B?

ROVER Release 8B will see new and more streamlined functionality that will make it more user-friendly.

Austrade Caravan Parks Grant Program – Information Session

You’re invited to the Austrade webinar on Wednesday 7 December 2022 at 1:30pm (AEDT) The Caravan Parks Grant Program is now open. Applications will close at 4:00 pm (AEDT) on Thursday 22 December 2022.  Please join Austrade for a webinar on Wednesday 7 December 2022 at 1:30pm (AEDT) to answer any questions you may have about the […]

Caravan Park Infrastructure Funding Released

Caravan Park Infrastructure funding is open for submission through the Austrade website, Monday 21 November through to December 22, 2022. It is with great pleasure that we announce that the $10 million funding program will be live on Austrade’s website from today – Monday 21 November.  We encourage you to head over to the website now […]

October Industry Insights

A round-up on October manufacturing insights and our recent EV briefing paper submission update.

Safe Guarding Drive Tourism in the Transition to a Low-Emissions Future

Caravan Industry Association of Australia is pleased to share that our Future Fuels and EV paper has been successfully submitted for discussion to the National Electric Vehicle Strategy consultation. Ensuring regional tourism, and drive tourism more broadly, is represented and its interests protected.  The paper outlines the industry’s economic value and how it is ideally situated to […]

Big Spend on Future Goals in Low Emissions, EV & Manufacturing

Last night’s Federal Budget announcement will see significant steps forward in key areas of EV, future fuels and manufacturing.  The policy was an important one for the Australian Caravan Industry.  As we put the finishing touches on our EV and future fuels submission paper, the future fuels policy state took a major step forward in […]

Budget Night Boost for Caravan Parks with Infrastructure Grant Program Funding

Caravan Industry Association of Australia welcomed last night’s federal budget with the announcement of Caravan Park Infrastructure Upgrade Funding. The announcement of targeted infrastructure investment for the nation’s caravan parks will see a big shot in the arm for many park operators looking to build on the quality customer experiences already on offer across the country. […]

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.

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 […]