Variety Victoria Bash

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Red Dirt to Reef

Swan Hill - Airlie Beach | 16 - 24 August 2024

Gear up for the iconic Variety Bash! In 2024 we’re hitting the dirt tracks as our colourful convoy travels through places you’ve never heard of, let alone been to, supporting local communities and kids in need along the way.

Want a taste of the Variety Bash?

Join us for Rookies Day Out! The day is designed especially for our new crews or people interested in joining the event, giving you idea of what a day on the Variety Bash entails! Consider it your trial run—where you can practise with Route Notes, Check In/Out and meet some Entrants! Don't worry if your Bash Car isn't ready – your daily drive will do just fine!

What Can You Expect?

Fun Days & Nights

Get into the sprit of the Bash by joining in on the fun dress-up days and themed nights, as well as our famous fun stops, along the way. Each day will have a few surprises in store, so let your hair down and get ready for a whole lot of fun!

Make a Difference

Take part in grant presentations to regional communities and kids living with disability, illness or experiencing disadvantage. We’ll also show plenty of Bash love to small businesses and support rural economies along the way.

On-Road Support

Our hats go off to the amazing support team who have your backs every step of the way. Mechanical and medical support are ready to assist when needed - your safety is a priority, and we want the event to be a worry-free experience!

New to the Bash?


Get your team together and register!

You will need to choose a "Car Captain". The Car Captain registers the team and completes the required information, including the crew details. Remember, everyone will need a valid Working With Children Check, this can be provided after registration. 


Crew Member Details

Your Car Captain will share the team registration link with the crew members to register. Alternatively, Crew Members can also click 'Register' above and select your car/team when prompted. 


Event and Fundraising Resources

You will have access to a whole suite of Event and Fundraising resources online via your teams and individual fundriasing pages. 

Check out your dashboard where you'll find event and fundraising resources, including Vehicle, Accommodation and Fundraising Guides, Terms & Conditions, and more. 


Need to know more?

Read our FAQs or contact us on 03 8698 3900 or

Looking for a car?

You can view cars for sale here.

What's it like to do the Bash?

How your fundraising helps

The Variety Bash is all about ‘doin’ it for the kids!’  Your fundraising efforts will have a direct impact on Victorian children living with disabilities, illnesses, or experiencing disadvantage. Your contributions provide life-changing equipment and programs that make a world of difference.

With the rising cost of living and more and more families needing our help, let’s set a new fundraising record in 2024!

A meaningful part of the Bash will be granting to kids along the way. There will be individual grants to support kids with disability or illness, and we’ll also be supporting schools and community groups. If this is your first Bash, get ready for the overwhelming excitement at schools as the children come to greet us - it’s quite special! We can’t wait to bring you along for this amazing event that will not only be an epic ride, but also full of heart and a real sense of purpose.

17,010 children

were directly impacted by Variety across Victoria last financial year


was granted by Variety to help Victorian children last financial year

$30 million +

has been raised by the Variety Victoria Bash since 1985

  • Ian and Brigid van der Veen just donated $259.38
  • Vertimax Australia just donated $2020.00
  • Evenrange just donated $500.00
  • Emma Zarina Hauptman just donated $41.50
  • Savcor Products just donated $1000.00
  • Jason Cross just donated $105.50
  • Belinda Webb just donated $63.30
  • Bove CTA just donated $520.00
  • Southern Land Bovine Services just donated $124.50
  • Atkins family just donated $50.00
  • Bec Bodin just donated $52.75
  • Leanne moulden just donated $21.10
  • Todd Family just donated $50.00
  • DOMINIC WALSH just donated $263.75
  • Nellie McManus just donated $21.10
  • Chris Fox just donated $250.00
  • Shimora Wines just donated $413.64
  • Chris Fox just donated $250.00
  • Patricia just donated $126.60
  • Tim Ferguson just donated $1020.00


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What car can I take?

Vehicle models must be 25 years or older. Any car for the Variety Bash must have a body plate identifying it as being manufactured 25 years ago. Please note that some run on models will be accepted subject to approval by Variety Victoria. High performance models will not be accepted. Vehicles must have current registration covering the period of the Variety Bash event. Check out the Variety Bash Vehicle Guide for full details. 

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Is there an age restriction?

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

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Where does the fundraising money go?

All money raised from the event goes to supporting kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have additional needs 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 a part of some very special grant presentations out on the road and witness your fundraising impact firsthand. 

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