RACV produces a magazine for its members, called RoyalAuto. It is published and distributed 11 times a year – monthly from February to November, and a combined December/January edition.
The magazine's content is based on the three major topics that are of major interest to its readers as RACV members: travel/touring and associated leisure content, motoring/mobility – mainly new and used car reviews and news, and news and programs which touch on broader mobility issues including road safety, public transport and the environment – and member benefits/news.
RoyalAuto has an audited circulation of 1,444,161 (CAB September 2018), making it the largest-circulating publication in Victoria. It is the state's most-read monthly magazine.
The RACV member magazine has been produced for more than 90 years. It began in 1922 as a monthly supplement in The Australian Motorist. By the mid-1920s, it was launched as a stand-alone publication called the Royal Auto Journal. In 1936, this changed to The Radiator, a newspaper-style journal. In 1953, the magazine became a colour publication called Royalauto, and now it is formally presented as RoyalAuto.
RoyalAuto has been nominated for and won numerous awards, thanks to its incredible content and the people who work on it. These are just a few.
Single Article of the Year – Large Publisher
Mumbrella Publish Awards
TAC Towards Zero Quill 2016 Award
Melbourne Press Club.
RoyalAuto is the first ever auto club magazine in Australia to win an award for mainstream journalism.
Association or Member Organisation Magazine of the Year 2013
Publishers Australia Excellence Awards