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Vale Kevin O’Brien

Vale Kevin O’Brien Over the weekend we lost one of the real gentlemen of the caravanning industry in Kevin O’Brien.  He was 80 years old. Kevin was a great caravanning entrepreneur identifying the need for a specialised caravan repair business back in 1963 – Classic Caravan Repair Centre. He later went on in 1972 to […]

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Buying a caravan, a legitimate reason to travel in Victoria, confirms CIA VIC

Buying a caravan, having it serviced or purchasing related goods are legitimate reasons to travel within Victoria, says Rob Lucas, CIA VIC CEO, under the state’s COVID-19 Directions. The industry body sought clarification on ‘Restricted Activity Directions’ and how it impacts buyers engaging with the caravan and camping industry, receiving confirmation from the Health and […]

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Caravan Industry calls for cabin accommodation exemption

Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) is calling on State Governments to review sweeping orders in some states forcing caravan park closures that will see self-contained cabin accommodation ideally suited for the management of the spread of COVID-19 sit empty. Stuart Lamont, CEO of Caravan Industry Association of Australia, said that caravan parks located in most rural […]

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COVID-19 Industry Update #5

It is clear from the Prime Minister’s announcement last night that a staged lockdown is needed to manage the spread of COVID-19, and that a minority of Australians if left to their own devices are not following well publicised measures placing the health of fellow Australians at risk. For now, business premises such as offices, […]

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COVID-19 Industry Update #4 Stimulus Package Announced and Essential Business Update

An Important Message from Caravan Industry Association of Australia to the Caravan Park Industry. Following the announcement from the Prime Minister today and subsequent announcements by State Governments regarding the intention to close borders and limit non-essential travel, it is evident that the Government is firmly transitioning towards tighter restrictions regarding social distancing. Caravan Industry […]

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The National Cabinet and now supported by the NSW Government’s Public Health Order directs that public events where there are, or are likely to be, 500 persons or more in attendance at any one time must not be held. In compliance with the Government’s order, the 2020 NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow is cancelled. CCIA […]

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It’s heartbreaking to see how far and wide the Corona Virus has spread.  There isn’t an industry in Australia that hasn’t been touched by the current madness.  But, it is very important that we all protect ourselves and one another which often involves making difficult decisions. In this case, it is our own Perth Caravan […]

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“Help A Mate”: An Industry Response to drive Tourists back into Bushfire Affected Regions

The devastation that we have seen across media in the past weeks due to bushfires is heartbreaking, and our sincerest appreciation goes out to all industry personnel and those volunteers on the ground who are battling these conditions to save lives and property in the most trying of circumstances. Many of the affected areas should […]

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Night of Nights at Queensland Caravan Industry Awards

The Caravan Trade and Industry Association of Queensland’s (Caravanning Queensland) 2019 Industry Awards night was one for the history books, with awards a plenty, lifetime Membership and an announcement that will see the Association enter a new era in 2020. Ron Chapman announced he will step down as CEO and Company Secretary, effective December 31, […]

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Members to Benefit as RMS Cloud Extends 30 Year Partnership with VicParks

Members to Benefit as RMS Cloud Extends 30 Year Partnership with VicParks The Victorian Caravan Parks Association today announced that it has entered into a long-term partnership with RMS Cloud, the leading Property Management System for holiday parks, signing a new five-year corporate agreement that formalises an unbroken partnership stretching back to the late 1980s. […]

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