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February 25:
Members of the Perth-based award-winning touring and training company Global Gypsies will stage special 'how to reverse a caravan' sessions at next month's Perth Caravan and Camping Show. Designed to encourage caravanning newbies to conquer the art of reversing their RVs, two professional towing trainers will enact a "foolproof and divorce-proof" reversing technique in which a driver and "guider" use only hand signals to back a 20ft caravan into a tight parking spot.

February 25:
Members of the Australian Caravan Club's Wide Bay Burnett Nomads (SE Qld) sweltered during their recent muster at Queensland's Imbil Showgrounds. Despite a 39 degree day, they enjoyed activities which included golf, barefoot bowls and a ride on the Mary Valley Rattler train. They visited the local rainforest (with the bellbirds), the old railway tunnel at Kandanga and Lake Borumba, where heaps of redclaw were caught. "Imbil Showgrounds is a top spot for ACC branch musters," they said in a Facebook posting. "The caretaker and his team were great."

February 24:
A meeting of creditors of Sunbuster Caravans, which traded under the name K9 Vans, will be held in Brisbane on March 1.

February 24:
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia has praised the NM Insurance Community Grants Program which supports local initiatives, including those focused on caravanning. Association chief executive Stuart Lamont commented: “This is a fantastic initiative that I am proud to be involved with. It is important that corporates providing services to these communities reinvest and support community-based initiatives. Across Australia, there are tens of thousands of campers who volunteer to support vulnerable groups, disaster-affected areas and much more. Their generous and selfless contribution is something this program is designed to support."

Bronwyn Halfpenny, MPFebruary 23:
Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs and the Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny, pictured, will attend the Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds tomorrow for an 11am presentation at the RV Master Stage in the Destination Pavilion. The show is billed the biggest event of its kind in Australia.

Ballina RV workshopsFebruary 23:
NSW's Ballina Shire Council is inviting the community to improve their caravan skills and knowledge. Three free workshops will be held on March 20 at the Gawandii Room, Lighthouse Beach Ballina Surf Club, for local caravan owners. For more information, contact Road Safety Officer Helen Carpenter by telephone on 1300 864 444 or email

McHitchFebruary 18:
Australia's McHitch, which produced what was claimed to be the world's first all-terrain trailer coupler and fastest trailer hitch, has ceased production. "It is with much regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, that has chosen to close up shop," it said in a statement today.

February 17:
The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority reports one of its busiest summers in recent years, with 93 percent occupancy of caravan parks throughout its peak season. It says a total of 71,380 nights were booked.

February 16:
The bodies of two men were found in separate caravans at the Tweed Ski Lodge Caravan Park, Chinderah, on the NSW north coast. Forensic police are investigating.

Kingston-on-Murray caravan park floodsFebruary 15:
The GoFundMe campaign to raise money for SA's Kingston-on-Murray caravan park, which was savagely hit by floods after a levee breach last December, has raised $22,620. It was the second flood in six years at the park, which had already been hit with multiple closures due to the Covid pandemic. Latest: The park is currently recovering from its latest flood. In a message issued late this morning, the State Emergency Service said: "
This area has now been declared all clear."

February 14:
The winners of this year’s Grey Nomad Awards will be announced on the evening of Friday, February 17.

February 12
The Shire of Murray in WA has been asked to approve the development of a new caravan park, camping grounds and amenity buildings in Sutton Street, Pinjarra.


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