Range Rover Club Victoria

New Member? 

Part of your membership includes training - have a look below to see if any training courses are planned. If not, email the Training Coordinator to arrange the next course.

Not a Member? 

If you are not a member of the club, and would like to join us on a trip, contact the Trips Coordinator to discuss what might suit you. 

Everyone going on a club trip needs to be either a Member or Temporary Member, for insurance purposes. Temporary Membership is only $11 but gets your name on our club insurance policy.   


Upcoming events

    • 5 Feb 2018
    • 3 Dec 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • East Malvern RSL

    We meet at 8pm on the 1st Tuesday of most month (avoiding January and some major holidays).

    The East Malvern RSL has a good bistro, and there's time to eat if you get there by 6:30-7:00.

    We follow a general structure but the evening is a fairly informal event:

    • New members welcome
    • Trip reports
    • Guest speaker (or guided discussion on a relevant subject)
    • Tea break (tea provided)
    • Raffle 
    • General club business 
    If you are not a member and interested in joining let us know you're coming so we can help you feel welcome.
    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

    Tickets  are $19 per adult (Kids 15 & Under Free) 
    Club members get a 15% discount 


    Click here to get the discount code.  
    4x4 Show - Members Discount

    When

    Friday 17th August: 9am – 6pm

    Saturday 18th August: 9am – 6pm

    Sunday 19th August: 9am – 5pm

    Where

    Melbourne Showgrounds 
    Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

    Details

    https://tickets.lup.com.au/national-4x4-outdoors-fishing-and-boating-melb-2018


    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mt Skene
    • 3
    Register

     Walhalla to Jamieson via Mt Skene

    We will run a trip to Mt Skene on the w/e of the 25-26 August - We have a permit for 10 cars for the two days.

    We will meet in Walhalla on Saturday morning and head off North to the Heyfield-Jamieson Road via Aberfeldy and Mt Selma. We'll then follow the Heyfield-Jamieson Road to Mt Skene where we plan to camp. (I have threatened Sherry that if there is enough snow then we'll be camping in an igloo- last year the snow was excellent, but we arrived too late)).  On Sunday we'll head out to Jamieson.

     Meeting arrangements Walhalla 9:00 "sharp".

    Fuel - if you’re using diesel then fill with Alpine diesel and/or add additive to stop it jelling – the instructions on most additives indicate you can’t add too much

    Trip standard   -   Medium (depending on the weather & track conditions (snow))

    Equipment -   Warm clothes and wet weather gear.  A tent (pop-up tents can prove to pop-down in heavy snow), sleeping bag (suitable to better than -10oC), and sleeping mat suitable for camping in the snow. Usual recovery gear of a snatch strap, shackles, shovel, dampener. Vehicles required to have good ground clearance, good AT tyres and a UHF radio. Wear appropriate clothing to suit weather conditions on the day and snow chains.

     Trip Leaders: Mark Bown 0437 251 645 or mark.bown@csiro.au

    Convoy limit -   10 vehicles

     

       

     

     

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maralinga and Great Victoria Desert to WA's goldfields
    • 2
    Register

    Maralinga and Great Victoria Desert Trip  (plus Gawler Ranges and WA’s Goldfields)


    NOTE: Date changed to 25th Aug - 11th Sept

    Description:   The trip will travel through Gawler Ranges, staying for 3 nights at Mt Ive station.  Then on to Maralinga for 2 nights to include a tour of the nuclear weapon test areas conducted by the local custodians of the area (the tour that is – not the nuclear bombs!!). 

    The Anne Beadell Hwy is our route across the Great Victoria Desert to Queen Victoria Spring Nature Reserve.  This is a very important site in the exploration of Australia and seems to be seldom visited.  The trip is expected to arrive in Kalgoorlie on 6 September and then tour some of the tourist sites of the Goldfields on a 4 night stay in the caravan park. 


    This trip places you within “near” distance of the more spectacular wildflower areas of WA, or close to the Eyre Hwy if you want to return promptly to Melbourne.  Christine and I shall be travelling on to Perth for family visiting on the morning of 11 September. 

    Some important notes:

    1.  I have travelled the Anne Beadell with an off-road camper trailer.  It did get a quite a few scratches (actually I broke a side window on the T Van when I hit a branch) but it got across.

    2.  This trip demands fuel for your vehicle for 1100kms.  Very good calculations are required, especially if you are towing a camper trailer in true off-road conditions.  The 1100 kms is a genuine distance without a safety margin so add another 20 litres to your calculation for this.

    3.  You will need to carry water for 5 days, preferably with a separate drinking water container for 8 days’ supply.

    4.  Fees will be payable at Mt Ive, Maralinga and Kalgoorlie (actually Boulder caravan park).

    5.  Permits to visit Maralinga will need to be booked well in advance.  They have limited capacity for the tour and camping there.  I would like to book these by 31 March.

    Further info and briefings closer to the time - or email Alan Hawkes with any questions.

    Weather: Usually comfortably warm in the desert in spring but be prepared for cool evenings.

    Equipment This trip will be suited to confident 4WDrivers with some experience.  Your vehicle will need to be equipped with a UHF radio, good all terrain tyres, low range, 4WD and have reasonable clearance (at least 200mm recommended). We shall discuss remote area travel spares when we know which make of vehicles are on the trip.  The vehicles will have to be in first class mechanical condition so a detailed service and check by mechanics who understand the rigours of outback travel is required.  

    Trip StandardMedium but with probable lengthy stretches of bad corrugations, sand and washouts.

    Fuel: This trip demands fuel for your vehicle for 1100kms (longest distance between fuel stops).

    Distance: Estimated total distance 3500 Km.

    Duration: 17 days

    Convoy limit: 8 vehicles  (increased from 6)

    Meeting Arrangements: 10:00 am Saturday morning in Port Augusta.(more details later)

    Trip Leaders: Alan and Christine Hawkes. email ahaw2901@yahoo.com.au  mob 0419744832

    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Plough in Myrniong
    • 0
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    Sunday lunch at the Plough in Myrniong

    Description: Lunch at the Plough in Myrniong on Sunday 26th. Aug

    A booking has been made for 12 people so sign up if you are interested in a winter Sunday Lunch. 

    Please let use know how many are coming by either adding guests or registering for each person.

    Trip Leaders : Karen Brown

    • 3 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs).
    Register

    Targeted at new members, but also open to members who have recently changed vehicles or need a refresher. This course is free to new members and a nominal charge is applicable for repeat members. The RRCV's Driver Trainers are accredited with FWDV and on completion of both theory and practical sessions, you will receive a proficiency certificate that is recognised by all FWDV affiliated clubs. Theory is at East Malvern RSL Club, Flanders Room (ex Ladies Bowls Room downstairs). 

    Time: Course commences at 7:30pm sharp - please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to complete some paperwork. The practical session is on the Sunday October 7th (details provided at the Theory session) - sign up here for both the theory and practical sessions. 

    Signups: members - please log in and sign up via the form below. Enquiries to the driver training co-ordinator, Manole Ioannou. training@rangeroverclub.org.au 

    Please note that student numbers are limited by the number of instructors available. 

    Be prepared to learn and have fun! 

    Note: If this session is fully booked please add your name to the waitlist.  Any further questions email training@rangeroverclub.org.au 

Past events

15 Aug 2018 Driver Training
7 Jul 2018 Bush Mechanics' workshop
1 Jul 2018 test trip ***** do not use unless part of the test team
25 Jun 2018 Canning Stock Route - Halls Creek to Wiluna
16 Jun 2018 First-Aid course.
16 Jun 2018 Four Wheel Drive Victoria Members Update Day
15 Jun 2018 Cape York
9 Jun 2018 High country - Licola to Mansfield
6 Jun 2018 Driver Training Theory
27 May 2018 Wombat Wanderings - Blackwood to Daylesford and back
25 May 2018 4WD VIC Event - Chainsaw Course
6 May 2018 Marysville to Thornton
4 May 2018 Simpson Desert
21 Apr 2018 Daylesford to Castlemaine - The Golden Way
18 Apr 2018 Driver Training Theory
14 Apr 2018 King River base camp, walk to Mount Cobbler
6 Apr 2018 4WD Victoria Clean up the Bush 2018
30 Mar 2018 Land Rover 70th - Cooma NSW
30 Mar 2018 Victoria's Deserts
25 Mar 2018 Wombat day trip
9 Mar 2018 Dargo Base Camp
4 Mar 2018 Driver Training Practical
28 Feb 2018 Driver Training Theory
24 Feb 2018 Otway's weekend
18 Feb 2018 Victorian 4WD show - Warragul
10 Feb 2018 Mt Buller, surrounding mountains and cattlemen’s huts
8 Feb 2018 East and West Coast of Tasmania
26 Jan 2018 Grampians National Park base camp
21 Jan 2018 Yarra Glen – Toolangi - Narbethong
9 Dec 2017 Range Rover End of Year Picnic / BBQ
5 Dec 2017 Christmas party & club meeting
18 Nov 2017 Base camp -Skipworth campground on the Jamieson River.
4 Nov 2017 Hattah Lakes & Murrary Sunset National Parks
4 Nov 2017 Licola to Hotham Cup Weekend
4 Nov 2017 Mansfield, Wonnangatta Valley, Mt Murry, Lake Cobbler cup weekend
4 Nov 2017 Butcher country track/caledonia track/west toward Jamieson
27 Oct 2017 Cruiserkhana
15 Oct 2017 Wombat Wanderings - Blackwood to Daylesford and back
8 Oct 2017 Driver Training Practical
4 Oct 2017 Driver Training Theory
2 Sep 2017 Strath Creek - Wallan Day trip
2 Sep 2017 Wallan - Strath Creek Day trip
26 Aug 2017 EOI (by 9th August) Walhalla to Jamieson via Mt Skene
20 Aug 2017 Wombat Day Trip, Easy to Medium Std.
6 Aug 2017 A Sunday Lunch at The Plough Trentham
27 Jul 2017 ARB Factory Tour
12 Jul 2017 Driver Training Theory
9 Jul 2017 Sunday Trip - South Col and More 2/2 - A Bush Matters trip with the Haslers.
8 Jul 2017 Saturday Trip - South Col and More 1/2 - A Bush Matters trip with the Haslers.
6 Jul 2017 Simpson Desert, Birdsville and Corner Country
10 Jun 2017 Butcher Country - Queen's Birthday Weekend
10 Jun 2017 Butcher country track/caledonia track
26 May 2017 Following Burke and Wills
21 May 2017 Marysville to Thornton
7 May 2017 Wombat Wanderings - Blackwood to Daylesford and back
3 May 2017 Driver Training Theory
29 Apr 2017 Marysville Show and Shine
22 Apr 2017 Coonawarra Trip
14 Apr 2017 Border Track-Murray Sunset - Easter Trip
1 Apr 2017 Walhalla - Aberfeldy Track
25 Mar 2017 Advanced Recovery Training Course
23 Mar 2017 Licola to Horseyard Flat
11 Mar 2017 Dargo Spit Roast Dinner
19 Feb 2017 Wandin - Victorian 4WD Show
9 Feb 2017 Trip Planning Meeting for 2017
22 Jan 2017 Otways Day Trip - Anglesea to Lorne
3 Jan 2017 Mt Buller, surrounding mountains and cattlemen’s huts
28 Dec 2016 Photography Day Trip
6 Dec 2016 Annual Christmas Meeting
8 Nov 2016 Monthly Meeting
29 Oct 2016 Licola to Hotham Cup Weekend
29 Oct 2016 Mansfield, Wonnangatta valley, Mt Murray, Lake Cobbler trip
22 Oct 2016 Bush Mechanics Workshop
22 Oct 2016 Range Rover Driver Training Practical
22 Oct 2016 Annual Far East Gippsland Track Clearing
19 Oct 2016 Range Rover Driver Training Theory
19 Oct 2016 RRCV Committee Meeting

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