Gawler 4WD Club

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Gawler & Districts 4WD Club Inc.

• The Club was formed in 2002 and called "The Light Four Wheel Drive Club of South Australia" meeting each month in Freeling.

• The club was incorporated in June 2002 and became a member of the South Australian Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs Inc.

• In 2008 the club name was changed to "Gawler & Districts 4WD Club Inc." and became meeting in Gawler.

• Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month (one week earlier if falls on a long w/end) at 7.30 pm in the Gawler Elderly Centre Hall. Most include a Guest Speaker.

• Currently the club has 19 family members. Members vary in age and background, from singles to families to active retirees. We are a family friendly club and very social.

• Members come from the Gawler area, Freeling, Shea Oak Log, Stockport, Truro, and One Tree Hill.

• Vehicles in the club include – Patrols, Pajeros, Prados, Rangers, Triton, Mazda BT50, Colorados, Trailblazer, Landcruisers, X Trail

• Dual range (High and Low 4WD) with reasonable clearance will be suitable for all trips.

• Membership costs are currently $55 per year. With a $10 Joining fee

• We use UHF radios and recommend each vehicle has – Recovery point’s front and rear, recovery equipment including minimum snatch strap and rated shackles, jack and jack plate, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, Sand flag. The club has 2 hand held UHF radios for visitors.

• Comprehensive Insurance (or atleast minimum third party property) is required.

• Club trips include day trips, week-ends, long week-ends and extended trips 7 – 30 days.

• Trips include – • Bendelby Ranges • Victorian High Country • Coffin Bay • Corner Country • Innamincka • Simpson Desert • Tracks in the Flinders Ranges – eg. Skytrek, Oratunga, Carinya, Warraweena, Caernarvon etc. • Bri-Glen park • Arkaroola • Mystery day trips • Social days eg. - St. Kilda Tram museum and boardwalk, Port Adelaide, Old Tailem Town, River dinner cruise etc.

• Training - We are members of the "Driver Training Unit" which runs Theory & Practical Training and we have our own Trainer - Peter Harper.

• Drivers with experience or new to four wheel driving are catered for. Training and assistance is available and encouraged on every trip via UHF radio or one on one.

• Swags and tents will be suitable for all trips; Camper Trailers are suitable for most trips. Caravans may be suitable for some trips.

• We are a responsible club and follow Trip Procedures and Club By-laws to protect tracks and the environment we enjoy. We have an excellent relationship with many property owners and strongly protect our reputation.

• Prospective members can join a trip before joining the club. Details must be on club Trip sheet and proof of vehicle insurance shown.

The club has a website and is on Facebook.

Click here for the 2016 report

Click here for the 2017 report

Click here for the 2018 report

click here for the 2019 report

click here for the 2020 report

click here for the 2021 report

Our subs are now $60 + $10 Joining fee (on "Fast Facts" shows as $55 + $10 Joining fee).

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