The Variety Bash started in 1985, when entrepreneur and adventurer Dick Smith took a group of intrepid motorists from Bourke NSW to Bourketown Queensland in old cars, raising $250,000 for charity along the way.
The Variety Bash is about giving back to local communities that welcome and accomodate us along the way. The Variety Bash can inject up to $35,000 into a town that we stop at along the route, and even more when we stay the night! These funds allow local businesses to not only stay alive, but thrive.
As well as spending on local tourism, food, fuel and accomodation, the grants we hand out along the way also help regional kids to have more accessibility, improve their education and have brighter futures. The Variety Bash is an experience you'll never forget. Join us, for a chance to have a blast, make some new mates and help shape the future for Aussie kids in need.