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Outdoor News & Events- October 2020



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Victoria's ongoing lockdowns have led the Caravan Industry Association of Australia to head online for this year's Victorian Caravan and Camping Show. The event will be accessible for free from computers and devices 24 hours a day from September 30 to October 4. Hema is pleased to partner with one of the major sponsors, RV-Online so head to to check it out. 



From October 9 to 11, Cairns Showground will host the region's largest outdoor adventure and home lifestyle event. Over three days, those up north can check out the latest caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, accessories and fishing gear in a COVID-safe environment.

Head to to get tickets. 



The Australian 4WD and Adventure Show is set to brighten up the back end of 2020 with their Adelaide and Perth shows set to go ahead. There will be loads of the latest 4WD, caravan, camping, fishing and boating gear on display, as well as a 4WD test track, recovery demos, stage shows and family entertainment. 

Adelaide will be first, taking place from October 23 to 25 and Hema will have a presence on the TJM store. Then Perth is from November 6 to 8 and you can visit us at the ARB store.

Head to for all the info. 


The fine folk of Mackay are busy putting the finishing touches on the Mackay Expo, which will run from October 16 to 18 at the Mackay Showgrounds. The Expo will feature everything from the latest caravans and camper trailers to builders, pools, spas and a whole lot more. The event features both home and outdoor living plus the popular caravan and camping expo.

Go to for all the details. 


Queenslanders looking to beef up their touring setup will be flocking to the Brisbane Showgrounds between October 29 and November 1 to immerse themselves in the Let's Go Brisbane Caravan and Outdoor Sale. The event showcases hundreds of exhibitors, with the latest models of caravans, motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers and slide-ons. The event will be illuminated with seminars from Industry experts, which will help everyone pick up some extra know-how for their next adventure. Hema is very pleased to announce we are having our first standalone store at the show. We will have a big crew from our Brisbane office including some of our technical support staff who can help with any queries on our apps and GPS units.

Everything you need to know can be found on


Despite the recent cancellation of the Geelong show (which had been rescheduled to take place during October) The Gippsland Great Outdoor Expo in Sale, Victoria, is still set to go ahead from November 13 to 15. Hema is also planning on attending this one with one of our retail partners.

Keep an eye on for up to date info. 


The Department of Primary Industries and Regional have issued a reminder for all travellers that only authorised government or commercial vehicles may travel along the track beside Western Australia’s State Barrier Fence. It is important for the safety of workers and integrity of the fence that unauthorised vehicles steer clear, and those that ignore the warnings may face a $10,000 fine. 

If you are headed that way, note the location of the fence and look out for ‘ACCESS PROHIBITED’ signs at fence entry points.


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