Caravanning News is registered with the National Library of Australia's PANDORA archive

JULY 2021


Aussies are travelling closer to home

COVID epidemic brings a 30-year
high for Australian caravan sales

RV salesyard  Have your say

CARAVAN sales have soared to a 30-year high, according to personal loan experts Positive Lending Solutions.

With international borders remaining closed and COVID-19 restrictions changing quickly and constantly, Australians are travelling closer to home, making camping the holiday choice for many.

Tthe caravan industry reports an average of a 15 percent increase in caravan sales during January and February, as compared to previous years.

The Caravan Industry Association of Australia predicts that during the next 12 months, a record-breaking number of caravans will be built and sold, with some industry experts forecasting as many as 25,000 units rolling off the production lines during next year.

After Victoria's months-long lockdown in the second half of 2020, Victorians were extremely eager to get back out and travel as much as possible.
Due to the pandemic, Australia's international borders are firmly shut to most countries except New Zealand and will remain so at least until 2022.

Tourism Australia is encouraging Aussies to "holiday at home" this year and take advantage of all that Australia has to offer before international borders eventually open again.

While a large portion of Australia's automotive manufacturing industry has been in decline, the caravan industry remains thriving.

Each year, the industry contributes an average of over $20 million to the Australian economy, according to Positive Lending.

As of May this year, there were approximately 750,000 RVs registered in Australia ... and almost all of them were Australian-made.

For the foreseeable future, road trips and caravans are going to be the choice mode of travel around Australia and caravan sales are only expected to keep rising.


 No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted without
the prior written permission of Dennis Amor.

Copyright 2005 Dennis Amor
All Rights Reserved

Kui Parks advert

Caravan Council of Australia advertAdvertising