About Caribou Publications

Caribou Publications is an event management, media services and publishing company, founded by John Craven in 1980 and is Australia's leading cycling event  promoters, employing up to 150 full and part-time personnel.

Craven, the managing director, is a former Melbourne Herald journalist with wide experience in Australia and overseas.Craven's 18-year journalist career included stints with the Department of Information in New Guinea, the Geelong Advertiser, the Launceston Examiner, Australian Associated Press in Canada and the Melbourne Herald.

Books published by Caribou include the autobiographies of Raelene Boyle, Roy Higgins, Leigh Matthews, Robert Flower, Max Rowley and Wayne Johnston, plus others.

Craven's autobiography of horse racing commentator John Russell was published in 2009.

EVENTS currently organised by Caribou include:


  •            Bendigo Grand Prix/Victorian Open Road Championships
  •            Tour of the Great South Coast
  •            Tasmanian Summer Sports Carnivals


Caribou Publications P/L organised and promoted the Herald Sun Tour for 16 Years and the Great Otway Classic, also for 16 years. The company also organised and promoted the Australian National Championships, and the National Road Cycling Series for a total of 12 years. And more recently,9 years from inaugration, The Great Ocean Road Marathon Festival of Distance running


Events Calendar
Cycling & Running

August 14 - 18, 2013
Tour of the Great South Coast Cycling Classic

November 8, 9, 10 2013
Bendigo Grand Prix/ Victorian Open Road Championships

November 23 - 24 , 2013
Euston Half Marathon Carnival

December 26 – January 1
Tasmanian Summer Sports Carnivals