- Published: 03 September 2018 03 September 2018
Over the past months there have been many updates in the press about the crippling drought affecting regional and rural Australia. The plight of those working on the land is dire, with seemingly no weather relief in sight.
The Board of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) has been seeking a way that the whole Club can assist to provide support to our farmers. By travelling throughout the affected areas, members are assisting the regions with direct spending in local communities, however the Board would like to show further direct Club support.
The Board is encouraging members to donate as little as $1 to a drought relief fund with the Club intending to make a further contribution of up to $2,500.
Members will receive an email detailing the method of contributing.
Club Chairman, Craig Humphrey said “it is difficult to single out a specific charity for a donation so we will endeavour to place our donation across a number of different charities in affected states or territories”.
The ACC was founded in September 2006 and is now the second largest multi brand RV club in Australia.
- Published: 21 August 2018 21 August 2018
Australian Caravan Club
2018 National Muster – Denmark WA
14th – 21st October
If you have not registered and you are planning to attend, please get your registration in without delay.
To register you can either complete the online registration form, or download and complete the registration form from the website, or complete the registration form in the Winter Nomad.
The organising committee have put together the following great programme of events and activities to keep all members busy, entertained and informed.
Social Activities and Events
- Welcome to WA sausage sizzle
- Morning walk
- Have a go games afternoon
- Tagalong to Elephant Rock, Greens Pool and the Tree Top Walk
- Barefoot Bowls (Fully Booked)
- Golf day
- Dragon Boating on the river
- Learn to Square Dance
- Sundowner evening
- Casserole night
- Dinner Dance
- Daily Happy Hour
- A visit to the Anzac Centre and the Princess Royal Fortress in Albany.
- A trip to the Whaling Station, Natural Bridge, The Gap and Torndirrup National Park in Albany.
- Wine Tour – Visit to several wineries.
- Food Tour – Chocolate Factory, Bartholomews Honey Meadery and Denmark Farmhouse Cheese.
- Poornarti presentation by Joey Williams, a local Aboriginal elder, law man and cultural advisor in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia
- Guest Speakers
- Charity Afternoon Tea (Guest speaker from the Black Dog Ride)
- Information session with your Board
- A Forum with officials from Branches
- Annual General Meeting
An added bonus members might like to see is the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour by the internationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro which will be at the Albany Heritage Park from 5 October 2018 until Anzac Day in April 2019. Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will honour our Anzacs and commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.
There will be something for everyone at our 2018 National Muster, so register now without delay to participate in this historic Club event in the charming town of Denmark located on the banks of the beautiful Denmark River.
- Published: 17 August 2018 17 August 2018
The Australian Caravan Club is delighted to welcome Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park to its member benefits programme.
Located in Ceduna “the Oyster Capital of Australia”, on a natural coastal conservation reserve with secluded camping area, 1km of beach frontage and magnificent views.
Whilst here, take a relaxing stroll along Bosanquet Bay. Experience the best views Ceduna has to offer with the Ceduna Shelly Beach Dune Walking Trail…A unique trail through coastal sand dunes, weaving across 55 acres of the caravan park…Spot native birds and wildlife…Or bring along your camera to capture incredible photos of the scenic views and stunning sunrises or sunsets…
December to April our grape vines and fig tree flourish with fruit and these are all available for guests to enjoy at no extra cost. During the months of March and April we have some very talented guests who offer free live music once a week. So bring along a chair and a drink to our camp kitchen and enjoy the relaxing vibes.
- Park facilities include 24 hour reception, modern clean amenities, disabled facilities, ensuite sites, free BBQ’s, car & boat washdown area, dump point, TV room, direct access to a walking track or the beach.
- Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park offer ACC members 10% off sites to a maximum of $20 per stay. Pets are not permitted – conditions apply.
- Published: 15 August 2018 15 August 2018
Our park of the Month for August is Coalmine Beach Holiday Park at Walpole, Western Australia – 2515 Coalmine Beach Road, Walpole WA 6398
Walpole the Winter Wonderland
Now is the perfect time to head to Western Australia’s amazing South Coast region. With the rivers flowing and the waterfalls cascading, the walk trails are calm in the winter months, there is great lookout points to view the Southern Ocean and even spot a whale on migration. The Frankland River is perfect for kayaking, the National Parks that surrounds us are home to many species of wildflowers including orchids and there is plenty of wildlife to be seen. So, bring your camera and a cosy jacket and plan your next adventure in the Walpole Wilderness where there is so much to explore.
We are offering all Australian Caravan Club Members our winter special, Stay 4 pay 3.
*Bookings must be made directly with our office – Ph 08 9840 1026
*Offer expires 21st September 2018
(Very kindly extended to allow ACC Members travelling to the annual Muster in Denmark the opportunity to take advantage of this offer)
*New Bookings only
- Published: 14 August 2018 14 August 2018
Yesterday the National Farmers Federation put out a media release about our finalised project exploring large agricultural vehicles on roads in Australia. The ACC assisted us in circulating the community survey to our club members and when completed the club requested an update on project outcomes.
As part of the project a project report was published which provides an overview of the project and the key findings. This can be located on the ACC website as as follows- Download Franklin Project Report.
The link to the media release is here: https://www.nff.org.au/read/6104/dont-forget-share-road-slow-down.html
In particular a key point that related to caravans on page 20 in the report - most large agriculture vehicle related incidents and near misses involve cars. the researchers posited on page 21 that the reason that caravans and trucks might be perceived as posing high risk when interacting with LAV, and more generally, is due to the fact they are memorable. Likewise the quote from a focus group participant on the same page indicates some similarities between LAV and caravans. Such that caravan drivers/towers may also experience the brunt of other drivers frustrations, similar to that of LAV operators, due to the fact there can be a small speed differential with other road users and that the road may not always allow for pulling off to let others pass.
- Published: 08 August 2018 08 August 2018
RVERS urged to check vehicle AIR BAG - IsMyAirbagsafe.com.au
The hunt for deadly airbags at the core of Australia’s largest safety recalls has taken a new turn, with motorists now able to check whether their car is safe through an online portal.
Led by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the Australian car industry has grouped together to create a common website where users can enter a vehicle’s registration number to see whether it is equipped with problematic airbags. People can also check vehicles owned by friends or family, as you only need number plate details to see whether a car is safe.
vehicle makers have also pooled resources to create “Don’t Die Wondering”, a provocative advertising campaign encouraging people to ensure their airbags do not pose a deadly threat to vehicle occupants.
The FCAI says 24 people have died - including a Sydney man - around the world as a result of airbags which can rupture when triggered, propelling metal shrapnel throughout a car’s cabin.
- Published: 08 August 2018 08 August 2018
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is proud to announce that the Club will be establishing a new branch in the Blue Mountains and surrounding country area (including Bathurst, Lithgow and the Hawkesbury area).
An information session and initial meeting has been set for 10.30am on Sunday 26thAugust at the Blackheath Glen Tourist Park, 67-69 Prince Edward Street, Blackheath. The meeting will be held in the park’s camp kitchen.
“I welcome all locals who own a caravan, fifth wheeler, camper trailers or motorhome to attend. If you want to use your RV more this is a great opportunity to join with like-minded people from your local area. I will be attending with other ACC members to welcome all at the Blackheath Glen Tourist Park on the 26th of August.” said Lorraine Theodoros, ACC State Membership representative.
Whilst there is no requirement to be staying at the caravan park to attend the meeting, members of the ACC will be staying over the weekend and would welcome your company should you decide to stay in the park.
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) was founded in September 2006 and is now the second largest multi brand RV club in Australia.
The Club’s main objective is to ‘promote the use of recreational vehicles and the RVing lifestyle throughout Australia’.
If you are a member of the ACC and have not yet joined a branch or if you are the owner of an RV and would like to become involved with a dynamic and progressive RV club, join us at Blackheath on 26th August and become a foundation member of the newest branch of the ACC.