Alice Springs Reunion off until 2021

Photography by: Greg Bush

COVID-19 forces the Road Transport Historical Society to cancel this year’s Reunion and Wall of Fame induction ceremony

Alice Springs Reunion off until 2021
Alice Springs Transport Hall of Fame will remain open for the time being despite the cancellation of Reunion 2020


Following the Federal Government’s raft of travel restrictions and banned gatherings of more than 500 people, the Alice Springs’ Road Transport Historical Society has reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s Reunion. This includes the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame induction ceremony.

The 2020 Reunion, which was due to run from August 23 to 30, had promised to be the biggest event to date, with a record number of Wall of Fame nominations.

"Around the world we are seeing travel restrictions, borders being closed on cities, states and countries, residents being forced to stay at home and an increase in infections and deaths from COVID-19," the society says.

"With this background it is with a sad heart that the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Reunion in August this year," the society says.

"We have invested heavily in the planning for this year’s reunion and it is hoped that we can have the benefit of that planning for next year.

"All registrants will receive a full refund and all applications for inductees will be held over to the 2021 Reunion."

Further information can be found at the Road Transport Historical Society website or by contacting general manager Lester Hamilton.

"We thank our sponsors for the support they have shown us this year and we look forward to their continued involvement and support as we move towards the 2021 Reunion which we anticipate will be a major reunion," the society says.

"In the meantime, if you are able to, we invite you to visit us in Alice Springs and to encourage others to visit us. We are receiving new vehicles, improving the exhibits and the facilities and visitors are very important to our ongoing financial wellbeing."

The Road Transport Historical Society says it has increased measures at the Alice Springs site to protect the health of staff and visitors.

"During this time when advice and best practice are subject to frequent updates we will continue to monitor our activities on a regular basis."

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