Car Washing Industry


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10 November 2011

Grace for Vets

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                Car Wash Sites Registered                  


                      Grace For Vets

               Date: Remembrance Day

                  11 November, 2011



It is great to see Local Media  - newspapers and radio - getting involved. Several sites participating have had stories published this week ....pdown g 4 v

Reminder: take photos and send them to your local media to run a story on how the day went


Hillshire Times, NSW

Ex ACWA President, Philip Down -

Norwest Carewash is passionate about the cleaning cars and the Grace for Vets program

read more ....  


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Ballarat Courier, VIC 

After listening to and meeting Mike Mountz, Founder of the Grace for Vets program, at the ACWA EXPO 3 weeks ago, John and Wendy O'Connor from JJ's Carwash, Wendouree decided to get involved in the program read more 


What do I need to do after Friday's event?

Within a week all participating carwashes please log in and Report your Total number of Free Washes - this is confidential on a site x site basis however an overall industry total of the number of cars washed on 2011 Remembrance Day will be provided - the 2010 total was 101,537 washes.

You can also pre-register to be involved in next year's 2012 Grace for Vets promotion and you are invited to email photographs of your event or post photos/video to the Grace For Vets Facebook page  



Looked recently ? 


HELP !  does anyone have knowledge about or owns an old HANNA tunnel wash ?

Mark would like to make contact with you


For Sale by Tender  - Plant & Equipment removed from Carlovers site QLD 


COMING SOON Expression of Interest

- for removal and sale of self serve equipment NSW


also FOR SALE car wash businesses:

Aquarius Carwash Bathurst NSW; My Car Wash Nowra area NSW;

Roxburgh Park Car Dog Wash VIC


ACWA Members will benefit from the partnership with Klosters VW 

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ACWA has been accepted into the Volkswagen 'Corporate Program' which entitles ACWA Members to a special discount rate when purchasing a vehicle from Kloster VW. 

Whether you are looking at a new family car or utility commercial vehicle for your business

contact  Lawrence Lee at Kloster VW to find out more. 

THINK BLUE  - Fuel for Thought


Last State Meetings for 2011 - Everyone Welcome

VICTORIA - 11.30am Wednesday 25 November

Time and Venue to be advised


NSW-ACT - 4pm Friday 30 November

WAVES Car Wash, Cnr Elouera & Lonsdale Streets Braddon ACT 

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Have a look around this excellent example of a tunnel wash,

and stay on for a XMAS BBQ and carwash industry meeting

RSVP  here


QUEENSLAND - Tuesday 13 December

Time and Venue to be advised


South Australia - Western Australia - Tasmania  

Your State Representatives are making final arrangements for your event

and will email you directly once confirmed


ACWA wants to know what you thought of the EXPO ?jump start logo

EXPO Delegate feedback is vital to the success of the next Event which will be held in 2013

Delegates - Please complete the ACWA EXPO Survey


Note: Exhibitors please do NOT complete this survey -

the Exhibitor Survey has been emailed directly to you


Didn't attend this event - Why Not ?

Your feedback is just as important 

I did not attend the EXPO because.......


The following information will be available on the ACWA Website shortly 

  • EXPO Summary
  • EXPO Photographs
  • EXPO Exhibitors details
  • EXPO Theatrette Presentations
  • EXPO Handouts including Maintenance Workshop
  • EXPO Specials - EXPO Coupon Book


ACWA Membership Renewal 

Don't miss out on your December Newsletter

Don't lose your ACWA Website -Members area login

Keep your site on

Retain your ACWA Members Helplines access  

Continue networking and participating at ACWA State Meetings


 Don't be ALL ALONE out there ....Be an active member for less than $2.00 a day

Pay your renewal in Full or Pay by Instalment   

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 Want to contribute ? Please send your news and photos to Fiona at the

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