Can Your Caravan Help After The Bushfires

Article by · 11 January 2020 ·

Camplify, Australia’s largest caravan and motorhome sharing community, is calling upon local van owners to help provide temporary accommodation solutions for bushfire impacted residents and relief workers.

From current Camplify members, local owners, manufacturers and dealers, the peer-to-peer platform aims to build a nationwide network of Australians willing to share their vans for free with those in need from today until 7th February.

Ensuring a safe and simple process for all, Camplify is offering a free month of comprehensive hiring insurance to van owners providing short-term temporary accommodation via its platform for bushfire victims.  

Camplify CEO and Founder, Justin Hales explains: “Our thoughts go out to those impacted during this incredibly challenging and devastating time. At the heart of our business is a community of thousands of van owners around Australia, all passionate about sharing with others.“

“Via the power of our community and our safe & secure platform, we’re encouraging and providing local van owners, manufacturers and dealers with the tools they need to offer temporary accommodation solutions for regional communities, families and relief workers. With more than 680,000 RVs registered in Australia, and the average owner only able to use them for 4-6 weeks a year, we’re also hoping to reach the many vans currently in sitting storage or idle on driveways.

“We’re extremely grateful to the members of our community and local dealers who have already come forward to support and share their vans for free.”

If you’re a van owner in Australia, or have experience in towing caravans or large trailers, find out how you can support Camplify Disaster Relief at

If you’re seeking temporary accommodation due to bushfires, find out more about Camplify Disaster Relief at If seeking immediate emergency accommodation, please contact your local Disaster Welfare Assistance Line.

Other ways to support

There are many fantastic organisations working hard to support those impacted by the bushfires. We’ve included below with information on how to donate money to Australia’s bushfire relief effort:

  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • Country Fire Authority (CFA), Victoria
  • South Australia Country Fire Service (CFS)
  • Rural Fire Brigades Association QLD
  • Givit
  • Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief
  • WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service)
  • Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

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