Club News and Newsletters
National Muster Rockhampton October 10 – 18, 2021
Have you registered your intention to attend the 2021 National Muster in Rockhampton?
An intention to attend is simply a way you can help your club and help organisers prepare in advance to deliver an amazing National Muster this year. Please register your intention to attend now so we can finalise preparations with a clear expectation of numbers attending.
The organisers have confirmed that they are able to extend the closing date for registration for the National Muster until 31 August 2021.
Please register your intention to attend today on our website so we can include you in this great national event.
We look forward to seeing you at Rockhampton in October.
Caravan Industry Victoria has been approved to operate the Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Super Show 2021 Thursday, May 13 to Sunday, May 16 at Sandown Racecourse in a COVID Safe manner.
For 67 years the Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Super Show has been Australia’s premier outdoors show. For more information see caravanshow.com.au
The 2021 NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Super Show was a massive success with record numbers visiting the Sydney Show. In 2019 total attendees numbered just over 53,200. This year the numbers jumped to 61,595 with the last day Sunday, accommodating 15,547 visitors.
The 2022 event is scheduled for
Tuesday 19 – Sunday 24 April 2022
RV Industry Experiencing Massive Growth
The RV industry is currently undergoing massive growth since the beginning of the COVID19 Pandemic. From 2009 to 2019 there were over 20,000 RV units produced each year in Australia. In 2020 it has been suggested there were well over 33,000 units produced.
Some RV manufacturers have withdrawn from capital city shows. Australia's biggest RV manufacturer Jayco, will be noticeably absent from major east coast RV shows this year. The Victorian based RV manufacturer has cited booming pandemic-driven sales and the lengthy Victorian lockdowns which have seriously impacted many Victorian businesses.
The big questions with all this massive growth are obvious. Where are the new parks to accommodate all these new vehicles?
In addition, for those older parks that had been designed for tents and 15’ caravans, when will we see improved and expanded site sizes to accommodate modern vehicles of various sizes to meet customer expectations?
ACC Membership Renewals
In response to the 2020 COVID19 lockdown, last year your board offered an extension to membership due dates by an additional 6 months for members who accepted this generous offer.
To avoid confusion, please wait for your membership renewal notice to arrive before paying membership fees.
Your extended 6 months membership expiry date has been activated and is current in our system. Your new membership card will be issued to commence from the new extended renewal date.
Director Marketing & Communications
The flood crisis gripping much of East Coast of Australia and into the interior of our continent is another impediment that will test the resolve and fortitude of our entire community at a time when many people felt the worst of the COVID pandemic, bushfires and drought were behind them.
Today over 18,000 Australians are not in their homes and the many challenges are evident.
Personal safety and that of your community is a priority as we help each other in this dynamic situation. We know the impacts that these floods are having and will continue to have on people and businesses everywhere now and in the immediate future.
We are thankful that in the past, many of our members have been directly involved in volunteering and assisting various rebuilding programmes and in organising musters in affected towns and regions.
As soon as is practical, we would encourage all members to again support the flood affected areas by holding a muster / tagalong or to shop in regions to help rebuild those communities who need our support.
Our thoughts go out to members, families, friends and acquaintances who have been impacted by the flood crisis. We hope that everyone remains safe during the crisis and beyond. Materials can easily be replaced, human life cannot.
Director, Marketing & Communication
Australian Caravan Club Limited