The RV Friendly program is an initiative of the Campervan & Motorhome Association of Australia and is aimed to assist independent RV travellers as they travel throughout Australia. The club supports freedom of choice when camping overnight and believes that RV travellers should have access to an appropriate accommodation mix, including affordable, low cost and commercial options in caravan, cabin and tourist parks. The RV Friendly Town and RV Friendly Destination programs offer business owners the opportunity to deliver services in meeting the needs of RV tourists, while at the same time growing their businesses.
To be considered an RV Friendly Town, the town must provide long-term parking close to the town centre at a reasonable rate, a 24-hour medical service or pharmacy, a mechanic or service centre that can offer basic vehicle repairs, access to potable water and a dump point, access to a Visitor Information Centre and a town map. Many of the RV Friendly Camping areas in Tasmania are completely free, which is simply amazing! Others offer low-cost options, and in many cases the locations are simply stunning. We support this way of travelling, but also encourage travellers to support commercial operators who have expensive infrastructure to maintain.