Caravan Industry Victoria hall of fame awards

Victoria’s caravan industry night of nights the 2021 Hall of Fame & Business Awards has been confirmed by Caravan Industry Victoria.

The Association’s annual Hall of Fame & Business Awards provide an opportunity for member businesses and individuals in the caravan industry in Victoria to be recognised for their outstanding work, achievement, commitment, and dedication to the industry.

After a cancellation in 2020, and several postponements in 2021 due to COVID-19, CEO Rob Lucas said “We are pleased to confirm our Hall of Fame & Business Awards event will run as planned in person on December 3, 2021”.

This year, the event recognises businesses and individuals for outstanding achievement from July 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Rob Lucas Caravan Industry Victoria

All nominees were judged and selected as finalists by an external panel. For 2021 Caravan Industry Victoria announced the finalists are:

Charlie Tebb Service to Industry Award

– Colin Tobin – Canterbury Caravans
– Bill Thiel – Leisure-Tec Australia
– Graeme Radford – Leisure-Tec Australia – Nat Schiavello – NCE

George Pantazopoulos Young Achiever Award

– Lara Bischof – Leisure-Tec Australia
– Goce Bumbaroski – Lotus Caravans
– Michael Valentino – Crusader Caravans

Excellence in Caravan & RV Manufacturing partnered by AL-KO & G&S Chassis

– Urban Caravans
– Masterpiece Caravans – Crusader Caravans

Excellence in Service & Repair partnered by BMPRO

– Our Van RV
– Advantage Caravan Repairs – Warragul RV Centre

Excellence in Dealer/ Retailer partnered by Hume City Council

– Freestyle RVs
– Award RV Superstore
– Carac Caravan Accessories

Employee of the Year Service & Repair partnered by Matthews Steer

– Nick Petkovski – Thetford
– Vernon Bruce – Purple Line

Employee of the Year- Retailer partnered by Matthews Steer

– Judith Allison – Carac
– Rebecca Saddington – Our Van RV

Manager of the Year partnered by Thetford

– Ian Sadler – Canterbury Caravans
– Glenn Moyle – Carac
– Scott Forbes – Ezytrail
– Matthew Durdin – Australian RV Accessories – Bobi Petrusevski – Masterpiece Caravans

Lucas continued: “We want to thank our partners: our Major Partner Intergrated OE were by your side no matter the outcome due to potential affects of government restrictions on in person events. Without partners like Integrated OE, our category mentioned above and supporting part- ners Parable Productions, Caravan Industry Association Australia and Commerce Press, these the awards would not be able to go ahead”.

Tickets for the event are sold out, however any industry businesses wishing to attend can join the wait list by emailing

The winners will be announced on Facebook on the night, with a half an hour delay. You can stay up to date at:

Caravan and Camping Australia congratulates all of this year’s winners and wishes everyone a successful awards night.

By Marty Ledwich

Marty Ledwich is a writer and photographer who is on the road full-time with his wife, Kylie, towing their off-road Roadstar caravan with a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series. Marty was a volunteer in the Victoria Sate Emergency Service for 30 years and has travelled extensively around Australia.

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