Vale Wayne O’Brien, Passport to Freedom creator

The What’s Up Downunder team sadly acknowledge the passing of former Caravan Industry Victoria Association (CTIA) CEO Wayne O’Brien, who tragically fell from heights while assisting a neighbour.

A true innovator, Wayne wowed audiences by introducing the BOAT-a-Home as a caravan show attraction in 1986 before enticing them to exhibits upstairs in 1989 for a chance to win a Nissan Patrol and Jayco Camper, later acknowlegded as the local caravan industry’s very first Passport to Freedom.