Des Watts Founder of BIG4 Holiday Parks


VicParks Industry Legend and BIG4 Founder Desmond Watts has been awarded the prestigious Medal of Order of Australia (OAM) for his outstanding service to the tourism accommodation sector.  The prestigious honour was announced on Monday. 

Des and Margaret Watts have been stalwarts of the Victorian Caravan Park industry for 48 years and still operate two parks in Victoria – BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields and BIG4 Melbourne along with an interstate park – BIG4 Renmark.

On behalf of the VicParks Committee and all VicParks members, VicParks congratulates Des on this richly deserved recognition.