Members of the RVA operate in a highly regulated environment, so a steady flow of information from the association is crucial. As well as weekly and monthly newsletters and an archive of fact sheets, members benefit from an annual conference covering topical issues and strategic insights. We also offer seminars and workshops where members can participate in decision making and hear first-hand from the regulators about decisions affecting their businesses. 

Some of the other key benefits we provide include access to legal opinion, rental agreement templates, and other services.

Key benefits for members

·      Regular communication and information about the industry via our weekly update Kerbed, and monthly newsletter
       On the Road. 

·      Strong and effective advocacy with local and central government agencies and other commercial groups.

·      Mobil fuel card discounts (other fuel discounts coming)

·      Roadside Assistance deals via associates NZRA

·      Access to exclusive insurance solutions ex Gallagher formerly Crombie Lockwood. 

·      Access to exclusive electricity and electrical infrastructure solutions via our partner Genesis Energy

·      Access to Bunnings Power Pass, exclusive to members of the RVA

·      Support from member community

·      Annual conference (next one planned early 2024)

·      Access to Rental Vehicle Agreements

·      Access to steering wheels tags etc.

·      Access to the RVA driver licence translation service 

·      + more on the way.

Advocacy on behalf of members

The RVA is constantly representing the interests of our members, especially when it comes to those holding the power to affect the industry. We have great relationships with all political parties and relevant government agencies.

The RVA is involved in Working and Governance groups, and other forums that are relevant to our members’ business interests. These include high-profile issues such as the safety concerns around visiting drivers, responsible camping and tourism.

Advocacy work sees the RVA routinely engaged with bodies such as the Tourism Industry Authority, Waka Kotahi NZTA, Police, the Ministry of Transport, Tourism NZ and the media. We also work closely with the likes of the Commerce Commission, helping ensure our members find it easy to comply with relevant legislation and standards, while keeping their interests protected from other agents and operators.

From our annual conference to the website you see here, the RVA never stops promoting members’ interests and helping to make doing business easier.

Whether you’re a non-member weighing up the benefits or a current member wanting our assistance, we’re always happy for you to get in touch.