About us

We're passionate about delivering high quality, Australian made vans at an affordable price.


Essential Caravans, Built For Life

Born and bred in Victoria with more than 35 years of industry experience, Essential Caravans represents the pinnacle of caravan design and manufacturing, combining a global supply chain with cutting-edge domestic expertise. Having built more than 5000 caravans since 2015, our mission remains the same: to offer an exceptional product at an affordable price.

Backed by an extensive network of experienced dealers throughout Australia, Essential Caravans allow you to travel with confidence, knowing you have the support you deserve at every stage of your journey.


Essential History

Essential Caravans emerged from the union of some of the Australian caravan industry's leading experts. With a combined 35 years of industry experience, the Essential team possesses unmatched knowledge of all aspects of the caravan business, from manufacturing and dealership management to sales, warranty and customer support.

Drawing from a skill base that is second to none, the first Essential caravan rolled out the door of our factory in 2015. Finding immediate popularity with Australian caravan owners, Essential Caravans has since grown into a household name with a reputation for innovation, quality and versatility.

The growth of Essential Caravans has led us to move facilities four times, with our current factory in Somerton, VIC serving as home since November 2021, and marking the place where we built our 5000th caravan, in March 2023. Throughout these moves, our philosophy has never wavered, and we are proud of our reputation and the role we have played in helping Aussies embrace the spirit of adventure.

Australian made and owned

As a proudly owned Australian enterprise, our commitment to local craftmanship and excellence is fundamental to our success. Each Essential caravan is a testament to superior quality, merging the finest global manufacturing techniques with carefully selected components, ensuring we only deliver products of unmatched quality and durability.

This harmonious combination of global innovation and local talent benefits the Australian economy and labour market directly, and we are proud to employ over 200 dedicated Australian workers. By choosing Essential, you not only receive a product that sets the benchmark for quality but also contribute to supporting Australian jobs and families.


Awards & Partnerships

We have been fortunate over the years to have our hard-work and passion recognised by a number of awards and industry partnerships.


Finalist: Best Aussie Van 2019 - Inverloch - Tow Tests

Silver: Iveco Manufacturer of the Year, 2020

Bronze: RVMAP Caravan Industry Association of Australia - People's Choice - Manufacturer of the Year 2023 - Exceptional product & customer service as decided by customers


Partnerships & Recognition

October 2022: Essential Caravans featured on national television (Channel 10 and 10Bold) as part of a partnership with What's Up Down Under.

May 2023: Featured on national television (Channel 10 and 10Bold) as part of the Tough Tested Challenge in Berri, SA for Tough Tested and What's Up Down Under.


2015: The first 21' Essential family caravan rolls off the product line at our Campbellfield, VIC factory.

2016: The growth of Essential Caravans leads us to relocate to a larger factory on Merri Concourse in Campbellfield, VIC.

2018: The continued growth of Essential Caravans leads us to relocate again to a larger factory on National Boulevard, in Campbellfield, VIC.


2018: The 100th Essential caravan rolls off the product line.

2021: Having outgrown our facilities yet again, Essential Caravans relocates to our fourth (and current) factory on Oherns Road in Somerton, VIC.

2023: The 5000th Essential caravan rolls off the production line in March 2023, representing a significant milestone in the history of the company and undeniable proof of our growth over the previous 5 years.

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