About UsThe Nissan Patrol 4WD Club of NSW & ACT Inc. was established in 1976 by a group of four wheel drive enthusiasts from other clubs, interested in pursuing common interests and activities, and aiming to give the Nissan Patrol its own standing. No longer limited to the Nissan Patrol, membership is open to all types of four wheel drives and all ages – both people and vehicles!
The atmosphere has always been one of fun and friendship attracting a wide variety of people from all over Sydney and the countryside. Our Club holds regular driver training weekends for all members, trips from one day to several weeks duration (such as outback trips) and a variety of social activities. Just in the past year the Nissan Patrol 4WD Club has had trips to the Victorian High Country, Corner Country, Simpson Desert, Central QLD, Fraser Island, Outback NSW & Tasmania.
What about weekend trips and history? – Nissan Patrol 4WD Club members run regular trips within a couple of hours of Sydney that take in a range of 4WDing and often explore some of the history of our State. The trips are graded depending on the degree of difficulty, to cater for the different levels of driver and vehicle ability or of interest.
Once you become a club member you have access to our own 94ha “slice of heaven” near Goulburn. This land is used for the Club’s extensive Driver Training Program which not only covers 4WD training but also vehicle set up, bush maintenance, use of chainsaws and other equipment. We even have an old vehicle that we roll over as part of our Advanced Recovery Training.
In addition to all this you can access quality 4WD equipment at discounted pricing through the Club Shop as well as receive discounts on a whole range of gear from recognised suppliers in the marketplace.
We are strongly committed to “Access for All” in our National Parks and State Forests, protecting the environment through the Tread Lightly policy of four wheel driving and helping to “Clean Up Australia” by cleaning up our bushland.
The Nissan Patrol 4WD Club NSW & ACT Inc. supports Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT (the peak body of 4WD Clubs in New South Wales) and the Outdoor Recreation Party in their goal of maintaining access for all to our National Parks and State Forests.
Since the early 1990’s until 2006, our club hosted the annual Nissan Trials, which was an inter-club challenge testing the driving skills of both individuals and teams and was one of the biggest events on the 4WD calendar. More recently, we implemented for a few years the Son of Trials and Son of Trials ‘PLUS’ – both of which were friendly competitions designed for standard and slightly modified 4WD’s, with the emphasis on fun competition with family involvement, rather than hard-core, vehicle-breaking action.
The Club holds its monthly General Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Veteran Car Club Hall, 134 Queens Road, Five Dock starting at 8pm. Visitors and guests are always most welcome! You don’t need to own a Nissan Patrol or a 4WD to attend our meetings. As well as all the boring stuff that you just have to get out of the way when you are running a Club, the meetings include discussions and information on:
- reports from recent trips and details of upcoming trips;
- updates on the latest news from 4WD NSW (the peak body of the 4WD movement);
- news about the latest events on or affecting the Club’s Land;
- the Club’s Mobile Shop will be at the meeting selling high quality recovery gear and other merchandise;
- the opportunity to swap ideas and information on anything to do with 4WDing (and a lot that have nothing to do with 4WDing);
- guest speakers who address the meeting to discuss products, processes and other topics of interest to the members; and
- our membership secretary is available to take renewals, join up new members or answer any queries you might have.
Check the calendar for the location of our next General Meeting, as occasionally we organise meetings at outside locations that are of interest to our members. We invite you to contact us if you would like to know more about the club’s activities and aims.