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Hello and welcome to Spring.  Unfortunately however it has not been the best of starts with many parts of the country on fire.  As campers it is a timely reminder to please heed all warnings and fire ban restrictions that are put in place.  And, please remember if you are permitted to have a fire, make sure you don’t leave it unattended, and ensure it is well and truly extinguished before you leave your site.

In this week’s edition we look at…

  • Campfire Safety
  • Living on the road full time
  • The latest camping gear in the FRC Shop
  • The latest Campsites & RV Businesses
  • Events for campers around the country

Safety Tips for your campfire

Spring has started with an unprecedented number of bushfires burning uncontrollably around the country.  Some unfortunately have been intentionally lit, others through varying circumstances.  As campers we all enjoy a campfire, but we should all remember some simple campfire safety rules.   Rule No 1.  If there is a total fire ban in place, DON’T LIGHT A FIRE. 

Please take some time to read the attached article courtesy of the department of Fire & Emergency services in WA.  The guidelines pertain not only to WA but all around Australia

Campfire Safety Article

Travelling around Australia in a bus or van

When we started our Journey seven years ago we had no idea about what it would be like to live full time on the road.  We converted and old school bus into a Motorhome and together with our two children hit the road fulltime.  It took us a few months to settle into it, but it fast became a new way of life and one that we quickly grew to love. 

What astounded us was the fascination it created for others.  We got so many questions about what it was like, and how to do it.  Whilst at Free Range Camping we love to share our experiences on how we did it, we also love hearing other people’s stories about how they made the change to full time living on the road. 

We recently got in touch with Kev and Cristina.  They call themselves Nomads around Australia, and similar to us, they live in a bus travelling Australia.  They have a fascinating story of their own, and have gone one step further by creating a website where they interview other nomads who chose to live and travel around Australia in a Bus or Van. 

You can read more about Kev and Cristina in our article and also see many of the interviews they have undertaken with other nomads.  If you have ever wanted to ‘live the dream’ check out their stories here.

More about Nomads Around Australia

Discounts Near Me

A reminder to our Premium Club Members that you can easily find Discounts or Special Offers near your current location.   From the main map page of the App, in the bottom left hand corner, simply press on the Member Card Icon. 

This will bring up a list of the closest RV related businesses, Caravan Parks or Campgrounds offering a Discount or Special Offer within 200km of your current location. 

We now have hundreds of RV related businesses ranging from automotive repairs and spare parts, 12 Volt suppliers, food and groceries to places of interest. 

Just show your FRC Member Card which is built into the app and save while you travel.  

Featured Campsites

Looking for a new place to stay?  We have just added more new campsites to the Directory.  Some offering great discounts and offers to our Premium Club Members. 

Riverina Hotel & Free Camp, Holbrook, NSW

The campsite is a massive 3000 square metre area that is pet-friendly and right next to the pub. No tents are permitted in this area but there are large shady areas suitable for camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes and big rigs. 

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Clunes Caravan Park, Clunes, VIC

Clunes Caravan Park is a pet friendly park located in the ancient, historical town of Clunes, right in the heart of the Gold Fields Region. A great place to base yourself if you are looking to try your hand at prospecting or to explore the many historical towns in the surrounding area.

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Old Timers Mine Free Camp, Coober Pedy, SA

Located in Coober Pedy, the ‘Opal Capital of Australia’, Old Timers Mine & Museum offers a pet friendly free camping area next to the Museum.

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Featured Businesses

Looking for repairs or things to do while on the road?  We have some great RV related Businesses just listed and offering discounts to our Premium Club Members.

Tackle World Bundaberg, Bundaberg, QLD

The staff at Tackle World Bundaberg pride themselves on excellent customer service. Not only do they offer affordable fishing tackle, the team are dedicated to fishing and boating and are experts in fishing, boating and marine electronics.

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Midcoast 4WD Centre, Port Macquarie, NSW

Midcoast 4WD Centre was established in 1992 and has a passionate team that specialises in suspension for your car, 4wd or caravan with all the 4wd accessories you may require. Many of the team members have extensively travelled the Australian outback...

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Ivan Brown Auto Electrical, Penrith, NSW
Ivan Brown Auto Electrical services cover the great Penrith area for all your electrical automotive needs when it comes to anything to do with 12 volts, air conditioning or vehicles batteries.

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Free Range Camping Online Shop

The FRC Online Shop has an amazing range of unique Camping, Caravan & RV Products.

Check out our range of products, with many great Aussie inventions made by campers for campers right here in OZ.  

Latest Classified Listings

Looking for a tent or caravan?  Check out our latest Classified Listings, and remember, Premium Club Members list for free.

Semi Off Road Caravan & 4WD, Sydney, NSW

2010 A-Van semi off road pop top with 2 roof mounted solar panels, outside and inside shower, full annex and a/c all in very good condition.  1999 Toyota Landcruiser automatic, petrol, near new coopers and rocktamers all in good condition.

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Fold Up E-bike, Kenmore, QLD

20” Step-Thru Folding Ebike. Folds into the boot of the car, camper van or garage. Folded dimensions-72cm high x 91cm long x49cm wide. Weighs 23.5kg with battery (battery weighs 3kg.) Wide comfortable seat.Seat height from ground to top of seat-minimum 79.5cm, maximum 101.5cm.

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2016 New Age Manta Ray, Maryborough, QLD

As new condition 18 foot New Age Manta Ray. 
This Special Edition comes complete with lots of extras, including 12 months rego and a Full Deluxe Annexe.
Only travelled 14000 kms.

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See Your Site Here

We are looking for more Campsites & RV related businesses to add to our growing list.  We now have over 100,000 registered members and over 127,000 followers on Facebook, so if you are the owner of a Campsite or RV Related business and want to let our members know about your site, please feel free to contact us and find out how you can register your business on Free Range Camping for Free.

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Events - What's On Around The Country

20-22 September - Sydney Caravan Camping Outdoor Lifestyle Expo, Sydney, NSW

20-29 September - Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba QLD

28 September - Pride of the West Festival, Quilpie, QLD

20-22 September - Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo, Norm Price Park Redland Showgrounds, Cleveland, QLD 

28-30 September - Central Coast 4WD, Caravan, Camping & Boat Show, Mingara Recreation Club Tumbi Umbi, NSW

Thanks to our FRC Business Partners

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