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Variety Bash To Roll Into Town

2018 Variety Bash Mackay Special School Bus.  Image Supplied 

The 30th annual Variety Bash Queensland kicks off on Wednesday 28th August in Mackay, with over 100 crazily themed cars and more than 300 colourfully costumed crew taking part in the ten-day, 3360-kilometre journey – all to raise funds to give more Aussie kids a fair go.

Variety - the Children’s Charity is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers Aussie kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to reach their full potential. Variety helps kids in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face through grants of equipment, programs and experiences.

2018 Variety Bash participants.  Image Supplied 

Throughout the Variety Bash, these wacky road trippers will visit local towns, stopping into schools and organisations to put smiles on kids’ faces. Participants get to see the direct impact of their fundraising efforts, with educational, communication, health and mobility equipment presented to local kids, schools and organisations en route.

The event is all about having fun in support of Aussie kids. There are always festivities along the way, from theme nights to entertainment, awards and other activities and games on their itinerary.

The iconic Variety Bash is Australia’s largest and longest running charity motoring event, taking place annually in every state and territory, travelling every corner of our beautiful country.

Since the inaugural event, originated by Dick Smith in 1985, the Variety Bash has raised over $230 million right around the country to give more Aussie kids a fair go.

Along with the assistance provided to families throughout the year and during the ten-day adventure, the Variety Bash can also inject circa $120,000 per town when it stops overnight along the route.

These funds enable local community groups to do great work in improving town or school infrastructure or even initiating new local community projects. This year they’ll be travelling from Mackay to the Gold Coast, the long way around, finishing up on September 6 on the glittering Gold Coast.

To donate or find out more, visit:

1 Wednesday 28-Aug St Lawrence
2 Thursday 29-Aug Rockhampton
3 Friday 30-Aug Springsure
4 Saturday 31-Aug Taroom
5 Sunday 01-Sep Rainbow Beach
6 Monday 02-Sep Rainbow Beach
7 Tuesday 03-Sep Oakey
8 Wednesday 04-Sep Mt Malakoff
9 Thursday 05-Sep Byron Bay
10 Friday 06-Sep Gold Coast