RACV Caravan Club

We rally each month at a different location within Victoria. The 5 divisions usually go in 5 separate directions and whilst most members prefer to attend their own divisional rally, all are free to visit any other division. It just means a phone call to the Secretary of that Division to make sure there are sites available. Periodically we hold a combined rally for all of the divisions.





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Join Us Home

Would You like to Join us? You are welcome to email Veronica Montauban or call on 0491 133 008 and she will send you an information pack or you can visit any division of your choice to find out for yourself. Check the Rally Calendar for a weekend and destination that suits you. We just ask that before your third visit you join the club. If you would like to give us a try please contact the secretary of your selected division and let them know that you are coming. Everybody will make you very welcome. ….And if you enjoy your caravan and enjoy fun and friendship we are sure you will love the RACV Caravan Club.

Visit our Downloads page for a Member Application Form and Rally Calendar.

Committee Home

The Executive Committee of the club comprises the President, the immediate past President, the club Secretary, the club Treasurer, the Activities Director, and the Vice Presidents of the 5 divisions of the club. The Newsletter Editor is not a member of the executive but attends executive meetings for the purposes of collecting necessary information for publication in the newsletter. The details of the responsibilities of these executive members may be found in our constitution but as a group they are responsible for the management of our Club.

President
Rob Taylor

Treasurer
John Stone

Past President
Sandra Eldridge

Activities Director
Anne Cecil

Newsletter Editor
Julie Mason


Division 1 V.P.
Steve Clark
M: 0419 369 728
SECRETARY
Matt Window
M: 0438 054 740
TREASURER
Peter Whitehurst
T: 9560 0303
MARSHAL
Peter Rauch

Division 2 V.P.
Alan Jennings
T: 9459 9610
M: 0458 219 279
SECRETARY
Peter Birney
M: 0407 592 895
TREASURER
Be Steegstra
T: 9889 7244
M: 0408 777 086
MARSHAL
Pat Glover
T: 9733 4827
M: 0428 610 124

Division 3 V.P.
Graeme Penny
T: 9789 1570
M: 0402 065 759
SECRETARY
George Eldridge
M: 0401 850 732
TREASURER
Ray Andrews
T: 9781 1148
M: 0431 208 981
MARSHAL
Dorothy Penny
M: 0411 899 935

Division 4 V.P.
Luke Teunissen
T: 9752 9564
M: 0408 267 255
SECRETARY
Hayley Hatzivagiannis
M: 0413 867 401
TREASURER
Sharon Luiyf
M: 0411 030 801
MARSHAL
Roger Brown
M: 0412 423 430
MARSHAL #2
Robbie Booth
M: 0413 222 203

Division 5 V.P.
David Breese
M: 0425 715 349
SECRETARY
Gavan & Rhonda Murphy
M: 0417 032 850
TREASURER
Tony Grigg
M: 0409 998 636
MARSHAL
Bruce Layton
M: 0407 185 300

Contacts

R.A.C.V.C.C. Contact Information

Registered Association Number: A 0006900 V
ABN: 83 836 581 725
Registered Office:
PO Box 165 Ashburton Victoria 3147
Postal Address:
PO Box 165 Ashburton Victoria 3147

Newsletter material to:

Julie Mason
Phone: 0408 791 449

New Members:

You are welcome to email Veronica Montauban or call on 0491 133 008


General correspondence to:

The Secretary
RACV Caravan Club
PO Box 165 Ashburton
Vic. 3147

Website:

email Clint Diston or call 0458 974 131.


Downloads & Links Home

Cameron's Bight Home


In addition to our monthly rallies we are fortunate to have a bulk booking at Cameron's Bight Foreshore between Sorrento and Blairgowrie. The park has absolute frontage to Port Phillip Bay and is managed by the White Cliffs to Cameron's Bight Foreshore Committee. We have many sites available to our members thoughout Summer enabling them to enjoy the beach, boating, golf fishing, shopping, dining and generally great holidaying amongst family and friends. During the Summer season we hold our own club social events in the park for adults, children and families. Applications for sites are made in May and sites are normally allocated by the begining of July. To book a site members submit an application to the Club Executive and the allocation of a site to an individual member is based primarily on the number of rallies attended throughout the year.


Play this video in full screen to experience what a wonderful place Cameron's Bight is.

Visit our Downloads page for a Cameron's Bight Camping application form and Map of the camp ground.

About Us Home

In 1937 Melbourne witnessed a cortege of hand-made caravans heading out on their first-ever rally. The RACV Caravan Club, the first such club in Australia, had just formed. Its 100 members with their 32 caravans were heading for Barwon Heads for the weekend. Thousands turned out to see them.
Sandra Eldridge, (pictured) its “official historian” says that in the early days RACV was keen to replicate the growth in caravanning then happening in the UK and US. “RACV was formed in 1903. By 1936 there had been an increasing number of articles extolling the virtues of caravanning and the wonders of camping beside the beach or beside nature for very little cost,” she says. ‘Motor gypsying’ was portrayed as the cheapest way for a family to travel, and the idea became so popular that the RACV magazine published instructions on how to build a caravan.

People joined through word of mouth and by the 1970s it was the biggest caravan club in Australia. RACV Caravan Club began organising rallies. Members would leave home on a Friday, drive to a rally, set up in a caravan park and then the fun began – eating, socialising and playing games. It still happens that way.

“We do silly things… people dream up activities,” Sandra says. “There are dance and movie nights, picnics, visits to local attractions, campfires, games for the kids, fishing and afternoon tea. The conviviality is quite unique. Our children loved it.”

Only during World War II did the rallies stop, resuming in 1946. Slowly the membership grew, and suburban caravan parks in Frankston, Eltham, Sorrento, Yackandandah, Daylesford, Mildura and Tallangatta became club favourites.

People joined through word of mouth and by the 1970s RACV Caravan Club had 1200 members, the biggest caravan club in Australia. The club was divided into five divisions and each organised its own rallies.

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