VP 4WD 2019 Training program

The following courses are available:
ADV 4WD: Recover 4WD (4WD Recovery Course)    1 day Sat 6th April 2019

Maintain Chainsaw course     2 days Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd June 2019

4WD basis 2: drive & recover a 4WD vehicle (Proficiency)  1 day   Saturday 14th September 2019

All courses are conducted by Steve McWiggan (Suretrac Training) and a certificate is provided the successful completion of the training course.

The 3 training courses are only available to club members at a course fee of $150. Upon payment of the course fee of $150 course registration will occur.

A 3 week “Course registration cut off” prior to the course date will apply and a minimum of 2 participants is required for a course to be held.

Please refer all queries to the VP 4WD Training & Activity Coordinator by email

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Club Meetings 2019

Club Meetings for 2019 will now be held at the Box Hill RSL, 26-28 Nelson Road, Box Hill (not far from the Elgar Rd (outbound) and Station St (inbound) exits – Eastern Freeway).


These meetings will now be held mostly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm.  I have listed the dates as follows:

Wednesday February  20

Wednesday March 20

Wednesday April 24 (4th Wed)

Wednesday May 22

Wednesday  June 19

Wednesday July 17

Wednesday August 21

Wednesday September 18

Wednesday October 16

Wednesday November 20

We have a table booked and available for our meetings from 5.45pm these evenings to allow members to purchase a meal/drink beforehand.  The meals are reasonably priced and are of a very good quality.  The venue dishes out approximately 250 meals each evening!!

If you are not a member of an RSL club you may sign in as a guest of myself, as I am a member of the Box Hill RSL.

Parking  –  There is off street parking available, please approach the gate and inform the attendant that your a guest of Russell Donovan there for the VicPol 4×4 Club Meeting.

We hope to see as many members as possible attending these meetings.  Remember if you have any new and great ideas come along and voice them at these meetings.

Russ D – the Prez

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2019 Trip Schedule and Arrangements

Trip outline

·         Trips will be limited to 20 vehicles of 2 groups consisting of 10 vehicles & 1 trip leader per group

·         For > 10 vehicles on a trip a second Trip Leader will need to volunteer if a 2nd group: they will leave 30 minutes after the first group

·         Trip registration & queries are to be referred to the VP 4WD Training & Activity/ Trip Co-ordinator

·         To register for a trip a person will need to be a current financial member of the VP 4WD club and have provided a “4WD basis 2: operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle certificate” to the VP 4WD Training & Activity Co-ordinator unless a visitor (Refer below)

·         A trip cut-off date 1 week prior to the trip will apply if in sufficient participants have registered ans this time the meeting point will be provided to attendees

Visitors attending Trips

Visitors are welcome to attend any of the trips on the VP 4WD Schedule up to a limit of 2 trips after which time they will need join the club and provide a “4WD basis 2: operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle certificate”.

Interested parties can contact the Training & Activity Co-ordinator  on 0413 482 799 to discuss their attendance.

Trip Schedule

Please refer to the VP 4WD Club calendar for further information

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4WD Confidence Driving Training

Details of a confidence training day on 16th February have been added to the club calendar.

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Western Australia Trip

Ray Walker has organized a club trip which will be traveling the west coast of Australia starting in April 2019. See club calendar for details.

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2018 Xmas Trip

Information about the Xmas Trip on the 1st December is now on the club calendar. Remember if attending you must notify Marcus by 5th November.

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