Caravan Clubs' State Rallies are held each year during the September school holidays for a period of up to seven days. Members of the affiliated caravan clubs travel many kilometres to attend a State Rally. The number of member vans attending a State Rally has exceeded 300.
Members of interstate Caravan Clubs, affiliated with their respective State Caravan Association, are welcome to attend providing there is an availability of sites.
Attending members enjoy meeting up with friends made at previous State Rallies. By the end of each rally, they are planning to meet again at the next State Rally.
Activities are organised throughout the week for those who want to participate. These include seminars, shopping, bus trips, Disc Bowls competition and visits to local attractions. There is generally some form of evening entertainment ranging from cards or trivia to performances by amateur or professional entertainers. An evening may start with a catered meal for all members.
The local community is regularly invited to become involved in many ways with a State Rally, such as providing entertainers and caterers for the event. Through the CCQ Locality Expenditure Data project it can be shown that at each State Rally, clubs have injected over $100,000 into the community where the State Rally was held.
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In May 1976, the Chesney Caravan Club invited the Queensland Caravan Club, the Sunshine Caravan Club and the Kookaburra Caravan Club to a combined caravan club rally at Esk. With 45 vans in attendance, over a two-day weekend, this became the first of many Caravan Clubs' State Rallies to be held in Queensland.