Important Dates

Upcoming Pub Nights and More

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Bash Pub Night

Wednesday 6 July 2022 from 6:00pm

Limerick Arms Hotel 

364 Clarendon St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
See directions

Bash Mobile Workshop

Bash Mobile Workshop Weekend is the final key milestone before you start the actual Bash event. Held  approximately one month before the start of the event, the Mobile Workshop Weekend is where your car is checked for compliance with the rules of the Variety Bash. 

All Variety Bash cars are required to be checked before the event at our Mobile Workshop Weekend held on 9 & 10 July. It is an entry requirement that all cars attend.

All vehicles need to match or exceed the standards set in the Variety Bash Vehicle Guide before Mobile Workshop Weekend.

A new process has been put in place to ensure that your vehicle is in a safe and roadworthy condition, as required by law. Any crucial items that are marked in red by our mechanic, will need to be re-inspected prior to the event by Variety’s nominated garages. Failure to do so will result in your Variety Bash Car being disallowed on the event. It is your responsibility to advise the Variety office once the re-inspection has occurred and to send the updated paperwork to the Motoring Team.

If you cannot attend Mobile Workshop Weekend, it is your responsibility to make alternative arrangements with our mechanics and to send the relevant documentation to the office.


Saturday 9 July
Volksrepair – 11 Earl Street, Airport West

Sunday 10 July
Bridgestone Select Pakenham – 1280 Koo Wee Rup Road, Pakenham 

What to bring to Mobile Workshop Weekend

  • Proof of Registration
    A certificate of registration payment slip or form from your Car Club or VicRoads
  • Proof of Insurance
    A motor insurance document with your policy number, name, and period of insurance
  • Drivers Licenses for all crew members
    Drivers License numbers or scanned copies
  • Full Payment or Outstanding Payments
    Provisions Levy
  • All outstanding paperwork
    Car Details Form(1 per car), Crew Information Form (for all crew members) completed on the online Entrant Portal Accommodation Form (1 per car) and Baggage Truck Form (1 per car) 
  • Working With Children Check
    Each entrant must show their card or approval email prior to departure
  • Shirt sizes for your crew
    We will have clothing samples ready to try for those who are attending

If you have not already done so, there will be an opportunity for you to e-sign Variety’s Motoring Event Code of Conduct.

Variety has since updated its COVID-19 Terms & Conditions, therefore, we request that you ensure you have your proof of vaccination certificate with you (print out or digital) and show it to Variety staff. This will also be where you can e-sign Variety’s COVID-19 Terms & Conditions (more information regarding our COVID T&C’s to follow below)

For those that have not yet submitted their full crew lists or Crew Information forms, it is imperative that this is completed by the end of the workshop weekend as we need to confirm official numbers to our Variety Bash suppliers.

Bash Pub Night

Wednesday, 3 August 2020
Limerick Arms Hotel 

The 2022 Variety Bash- Melbourne to Cairns

Tuesday 16 August - Friday 26 August 2022

A fabulous route has been plotted; departing on Tuesday August 16, 2022 and arriving into Cairns on August 26, 2022. The route includes some key iconic, bucket list, overnight stops such as Birdsville, Tibooburra, Adels Grove and Karumba, with shorter kilometer driving days and more ‘tourist’ opportunities.

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