Frequently Asked Questions

Doing something new always comes with a question or two! Here are out most frequently asked questions about the Variety 4WD Adventure.

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Do I need to know anything about cars?

Not at all! We provide a full vehicle checklist, advice, and a pre-event workshop to ensure your car is adventure ready. We also travel with mobile workshop crews to help you out with any issues on the road.

If your 4WD breaks down, the workshop crew will do what they can to help you repair it on the side of the road. We aim to keep you moving and get you to the finish line in one piece.

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What kind of car can I take?

Your 4WD must comply with the information in the Variety 4WD Adventure Vehicle Checklist. Registration covering the period of the Variety 4WD Adventure event is compulsory. You can download the checklist here.

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How many crew members can I have?

The minimum number to make up a 4WD crew is two – a driver and a navigator - and the maximum is the legal capacity of the vehicle. Bear in mind the size of your 4WD and the amount of luggage you have on board though, when picking the size of your crew!

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Is there an age restriction?

Yes, this event is for those 18 years and older.

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Can I bring my pet/ animal?

Unfortunately animals are not allowed on the Variety 4WD Adventure, unless they are an assistance animal (e.g. Guide Dog).

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Do I need a Working With Children Check (WWCC)?

Yes! This one is a non-negotiable for all Variety Motoring Event entrants. No WWCC, no entry. Your WWCC will need to be submitted prior to leaving.  If you haven’t already got a WWCC, it can take up to 6 weeks so please apply soon. Applications are free and easy to process online here.

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What does it cost?

Costs are broken down as follows:

Entry: $660 per car

Provisions: approx. $1,000 per person, which is inclusive of:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner across all days (except lay days)
  • Event merchandise including ‘The Offroader’
  • Name badge
  • Car door decals
  • Insurance Levy contribution
Final provision costings will be confirmed at a later date and will be due by the mobile workshop weekend which will be a few weeks before the event.

Fundraising: Minimum fundraising amount is $3,000 per car. We are here to help and have plenty of tips to share with you!

Meals: All main meals (excluding Lay Day) are included as part of the provisions levy – which will be released closer to the event. 

Accommodation: A listing will be provided for you to book your own accommodation based on preference and budget.

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How do I fundraise?

The most common way to raise money is through fundraising events such as dinners, trivia nights, golf days, etc. You can also get out in your community and shake tins, put skills to use in exchange for cash or even run sausage sizzles! Many crews also approach businesses to sponsor their car on the event. You’d be surprised how willing your local community might be to supporting your cause!

Once registered, you can find lots of tips to assist with fundraising in your dashboard, along with Letter Templates, Social Media Assets and even a whole Fundraising Guide. The Variety Victoria team is always on hand to support your fundraising journey. 

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Where does the fundraising money go?

All money raised from the event goes to supporting kids who are living with disability, illness or experiencing disadvantage, through Variety – the Children’s Charity Victoria. Variety Victoria are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and have been delivering vital support to kids across the country for more than 40 years. During the event, you’ll get to be part of some very special grant presentations on the road and witness your fundraising impact firsthand. 

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Can I use fundraising money to cover my event costs?

No. Fundraising dollars cannot be used to fund your costs in the Variety Rally Around Victoria. Fundraising cannot cover the registration fee, meals, accommodation or costs of your car. Individual accommodation, refreshments, merchandise, fuel costs, mechanical repairs, car shipping and other out of pocket expenses are at your own expense and should be considered in your budget when preparing for the event.

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