CMCA RV Park
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The CMCA, Australia's largest RV club
with over 70,000 members, has relaxed its rules and will now allow
non-members to use its low-cost RV parks.
Up to 15 percent of sites may be available during busy periods but each
park will be assessed individually to determine the mix.
The club has parks in Ingham, Bundaberg, Chinchilla (Qld) and Railton (Tas)
and its facility in Euston (NSW) is undergoing redevelopment while a sixth
in Penola (SA) is in its early stages of development.
These parks were initially designed for members only but after
consultation with the membership and other strategic partners, the club's
board has decided that now is the perfect opportunity to further develop
the budget camping option.
CMCA members are charged
$3 a night to stay at the RV parks, but non-members will have to fork out
Association chairman Garry Lee described it was an exciting step for increasing
the club's membership.
"Enhancing participation is one way we can continue to grow and prosper as
a club," he said.
Park rules and regulations will remain the same for both members and
"Only once in the last two years has our RV park in Ingham been at full
capacity, and that was only the result of a major tourism event held at
the time," Mr Lee said.
"There are times throughout the year where our parks are underutilised,
and this gives us an opportunity to make them available to non-members for
a slightly higher fee, which can be reassessed at any time.
"We hope members will use this opportunity to welcome non-members to our
parks so they can develop a feel for the community they could become a
"This concept opens up a larger market, and local government has been more
"We have gained interest from 40 councils across Australia who will
consider allowing CMCA to lease or purchase suitable blocks of land for
The number of commercial parks available around Australia is reportedly
declining, with only 1300-1400 currently operating.
But the demand for a low-cost alternative is increasing and CMCA says it
is now meeting this need across the country.