The Drovers branch formed as an offshoot of the Victorian Bushrangers branch for members who enjoy more off-the-grid bush camping, while a second Victorian branch, the Great Ocean Roadsters, was also created.
“The idea of bush camping became so popular that the [Bushrangers] branch kept growing and finding suitable bush camp venues capable of taking the increasing number of RVs for branch musters became more and more restrictive with that growth,” ACC chairman Craig Humphrey said. “So it was agreed by the members to split the branch into two and with that, the Drovers was formed.”
Mr Humphrey paid special thanks to the members of both branches for their work during the transition.
“The formation of the Great Ocean Roadsters…is the result of the tremendous efforts of club officials Terry Hawkins, Dennis Carstairs, and Lionel Mussell after a successful media campaign to which they all contributed,” Mr Humphrey continued. “Branch driver Terry approached me late last year about starting up an ACC branch for RVers living in the Warnambool region. Our Great Ocean Roadsters have now held their inaugural meeting and its members are looking forward to their first official muster at Beaufort from May 19-21.”
The ACC also approved the formation of the sixth Western Australian branch – the South West Wanderers.
“Western Australia continues to see our club’s fastest growth in membership and, since its formation, the branch has continued to grow with an influx of new members,” Mr Humphrey said.
The South West Wanderers is the first branch to be established outside the Perth metropo area and will service members living in Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River, Augusta and surrounding districts.
The ACC welcomes owners of caravans, pop-tops, motorhomes, campervans, slide-on campers, camper-trailers, and fifth wheelers.
Anyone interested in joining a branch of the ACC should contact 1800 734 493 or firstname.lastname@example.org