Current State Border Requirements as at 21/12/2020

Current State Border Requirements

As at 21/12/2020

The current Australian State Border Crossing information is listed below for our ACCL members who are intending to travel this great country of ours during the Christmas Holidays.

Please be mindful that COVID-19 is a very dynamic virus and community outbreaks as is currently the case on Sydney Northern Beaches and greater Sydney area in any state will immediately impact on crossing state boarders.

Members are also reminded that each state in Australia may have COVID-19 requirements for tracking purposes.  For example,  SA has a requirement for you to download a state APP to utilise QR codes on entering places of business.  If you don’t have a smart phone, then there is a requirement to fill out a manual entry.  The wearing of face masks may be mandatory when entering certain businesses.  Such as Chemists, Dental Surgeries, Doctors Surgeries, age care facilities, hospitals.  Take the time to check the requirements in each state or it may cost you money in fines.

Queensland 

Queensland border passes are found at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass

New South Wales 

Information regarding travel in and out of NSW is found at

www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/border-restrictions

Australian Capital Territory 

ACT travel advise can be found at www.covid19.act.gov.au/community/travel

Victoria 

Victoria border passes are found at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-border-crossing-permit

Tasmania 

To enter Tasmania, you need to obtain a Tas e-Travel QR code at the following site, 

Coming to Tasmania| Tas e-Travel (dpipwe.tas.gov.au)

South Australia 

SA border passes are found at www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application

Northern Territory 

The Northern Territory still requires travellers to complete a border entry form within 7 days prior to travelling into the NT.

The forms can be found at Coronavirus (COVID-19) (nt.gov.au)

Western Australian 

If you are intending to enter Western Australia, you will require a G2G pass prior to reaching the boarder.  These can be obtained from the following site;

G2G PASS

Please be aware that if you enter WA from SA, you will currently be required to self-quarantine for 12 days.  Providing SA does not record any more community cases between now and the 25th  WA has indicated it is likely this requirement will be removed.

Happy Travels.

Keep well and stay safe.

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

On behalf of the Board of the Australian Caravan Club Limited, we take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We thank you for your understanding during 2020, and that 2021 will see us all returning to a COVID – 19 normal. We look forward to the opportunity to come together in Rockhampton for our National Muster and the continuing comradery at each of our branch musters.

 

As you will all recall the Office will be closed from 5pm Friday 18 December 2020 till 9am Monday 4 January 2021

There will be no one in the office during this period.

Graham Humphreys

Australian Caravan Club Limited

Chairman

  …..Where Adventure and Friendship Begin

Suburban Water Heaters

 

 

Caravan and motorhome owners urged to check for deadly faulty water heaters before the holidays

4 December 2020

Consumers are urged to check their caravans and recreational vehicles (RVs) for dangerous Suburban-branded water heaters which may emit deadly carbon monoxide.

The Suburban Recreational Vehicle water heater can operate using electricity or gas, and may produce unsafe levels of carbon monoxide when gas is used to generate the heat.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause death, and exposure for a short amount of time can lead to serious injuries. Carbon monoxide has no smell and is unlikely to be detected. It is also highly flammable and can explode on contact with a spark or flame.

The Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC), with the ACCC’s assistance, is raising awareness of the need for repair of thousands of water heaters.

“Do not use the affected water heaters in gas mode under any circumstances,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

“It’s especially important to check your caravan’s water heater as soon as possible if you plan to go away during the summer holidays. It only takes a minute and it could save the lives of your loved ones.”

“We are concerned that a large number of deadly heaters remain in caravans and RVs because owners have not yet contacted Coast to Coast for an inspection. Coast to Coast Caravan and Leisure has recalled these heaters due to the serious hazards they present. Owners should not take this issue lightly and act quickly,” Ms Rickard said.

Consumers can check if their heater is affected by opening the exterior access door to the hot water service and checking the model and serial number located on the right hand side. They should then enter the serial number at the Coast to Coast website.

“Anyone with an affected water heater should urgently contact Coast to Coast Caravan and Leisure on 02 9645 7685 who will arrange for a licensed gasfitter to inspect their water heater free of charge,” Ms Rickard said.

Consumers will not have to cover any costs related to the supply and installation of the new water heater, or any required associated work, such as the modification of cavity and gas and/or water lines.

Coast to Coast Caravan and Leisure will check every unit, after being contacted by consumers, to ensure the water heater is properly installed and if needed, will replace the unit through a licenced gasfitter free of charge.

Consumers who experience difficulties obtaining a timely remedy should contact Coast to Coast Caravan and Leisure, their state or territory gas regulator or the ACCC online.

Background

Coast to Coast Caravan and Leisure notified a recall for Suburban Recreational Vehicle Water Heaters on 15 November 2019 due to their serious safety hazards. 18,139 heaters have been sold across all states and territories in Australia mostly installed in caravans and RVs via certain caravan and motorhome retailers.

Gas regulators have been working with Coast to Coast Caravan and Leisure to identify a suitable safe replacement water heater. Replacement models initially proposed by Suburban, the overseas manufacturer, also failed testing. A safe model was finally produced, and approved for use in July 2020.

Remediation could not commence until the GTRC was satisfied of the safety of the replacement units. The supplier then needed to import sufficient units from the US manufacturer, at a time when their supply chains were impacted by the pandemic situation.

The supplier advises stocks of replacement units are now in hand and they are keen to get remediation happening quickly. To date, only 210 units have been remediated or scheduled for inspection, and the supplier would like to encourage greater consumer response to the recall.

The affected products are the Suburban Recreational Vehicle Water Heaters with model numbers SW6DEA, SW6DA, SW4DEA, SW4DA, SW4DECA, SW6DECA and SW6PA that have serial numbers between 181315552 and 193002648 (some serial numbers may end with a 'D') and between 8183311827 and 8190201139. They were manufactured between 4 April 2018 and 1 August 2019.

The Office of the Technical Regulator (SA) is the responsible regulator for this product. It is a member of the Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC). The GTRC is composed of gas technical and safety regulators across Australia and aims to apply a consistent regulatory approach to improve gas safety, measurement and quality.

More information is available at Product Safety Australia.

Release number: 253/20