The morning started with the opening ceremony at the Lighthouse Theatre in town with most members opting to catch the buses provided by the Warrnambool City Council.
Our muster coordinators Terry and Pam Hawkins started us off before we heard from our Chairman Craig Humphrey and then the event was officially opened by Mayor Tony Herbert. This was followed by a lovely morning tea at the venue.
A short break for lunch and then Branch representatives met with the Board members to discuss future direction for the club. After that the Charity afternoon tea for the local Food Share was attended by a good sized crowd who heard some interesting statistics on how many families in the area have been assisted by this wonderful organisation.
The first timers attended a welcome Happy Hour with the Board while the repeat attendees held their own gathering. The night is to finish with a pizza dinner followed by a Bush Dance, a very full first day.
The Australian Caravan Club is very happy to welcome the Blayney & Valley Tourist Park in New South Wales to our Member Benefits programme.
Blayney Tourist Park’s guest list frequently features a nice mix of mature, friendly travellers and busy workers, the accommodation is spread out across a large block of land. You can anticipate a peaceful and tranquil stay, while still having all the convenience and facilities of a Big and Busy Park.
Blayney & Villages Tourist Park is the accommodation location to choose for a quiet relaxing stay in Central West NSW.
Blayney & Valley Tourist Parkare offering ACC Members 10% Discount on all powered & Unpowered Sites, Ensuite Cabins & Deluxe Cabins. Pets allowed under certain conditions (see Member Benefits).
It is Road Safety Week in Queensland and the Department of Transport and Main Roads organised various workshops across the state. Special attendees at the Bundaberg workshop were Ken Wilson (the man behind the development of the Truck Friendly road safety program) and our own Tom Smith.
The ACC has partnered with Ken to enhance and promote Truck Friendly within our Club. Ken took the opportunity to hand over to Tom our allocation of his Truck Friendly stickers which have been imprinted with the ACC logo.
The Club is planning to launch the program during the Branch Representatives Briefing on day 1 of the National Muster. For further information go to www.truckfriendly.com.au and details of the launch are here.
The Australian Caravan Club are very excited to welcome Ezy Anchor Pty Ltd to their Member Benefits program
Ezy Anchors are designed to be drilled in and out with a cordless drill. Ezy In Ezy Out!
Ezy Anchor commenced business on December 23rd2017 and since then has taken the caravan, camping and RV market by storm as people recognise just how easy the Ezy Anchors are to install and remove when securing your awnings, tents, tarps and gazebos when outdoors.
Ezy Anchor won the product innovation award at the Brendale Business Awards in 2018 and in the 20 months since inception have sold 19,000 individual units and have received 100% positive response from our customers that are based or travelling right throughout Australia.
National Muster WINNER announced!
Click on the link to see the draw of the Warrnambool National Muster Promotion.
This couple have won their entire muster costs back.
Great thanks to the I AM WARRNAMBOOL group.
Drawn at Flagstaff Hill, Warrnambool by David McMahon (Manager Visitor Economy)
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!
We look forward to seeing Everyone at this years National Muster.
Have you ever encountered a manufacture defect in your caravan that rendered it unsafe to tow. Would you like the opportunity to have your say about the experience to have the defects corrected. If so, then read on
The Australian National University, ANU College of Law is conducting research to identify whether the Australian consumer law and the Australian vehicle standards are ineffective in ensuring that only caravans that are fit for purpose are used on Australian roads.
The project is reviewing relevant law applicable to the design and sale of caravans including the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (Cth), the Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019 (Cth) and Vehicle Standards Bulletin VSB1 Building Small Trailers National Code of Practice. Other relevant law will be the Australian Consumer Law (or ACL). The ACL is set out in Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).