Variety Brats Bash


Variety Brats Bash 2019

City to the Bay

Join us in 2019 as we travel from Melbourne to one of Australia’s best known beaches – Byron Bay

6 to 13 April 2019

What is the Variety Brats Bash?

The Variety Brats Bash gives you the opportunity to take your family on an incredible adventure all while raising funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity. This unique journey provides families with children and teenagers an irreplaceable experience to spend ten days of quality time exploring some great places around our country.

Like all Variety events, the Brats Bash raises much needed funds for children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs in Victoria. Each year, entrants of the Variety Brats Bash encourage our younger generations to experience the joy of giving.

City, rivers, deserts, beaches and all the Aussie icons in between!

This is a ripper of a trip, taking in some of Australia’s most iconic locations!

This year we will experience just how diverse our wonderful country is. Starting in Melbourne and heading north to the mighty Murray River we will travel through bush and desert before we hit one of our most famous beaches – Byron Bay. As always, there will be plenty of fun and games along the way and plenty of quality family time both on the road and off!

2019 Itinerary

DAY 1 Saturday 6 April Melbourne to Echuca
DAY 2 Sunday 7 April Echuca to Hillston
DAY 3 Monday 8 April Hillston to Cobar
DAY 4 Tuesday 9 April Cobar to Bourke
DAY 5 Wednesday 10 April Bourke to Lightning Ridge 
Thursday 11 April Lightning Ridge to Narrabri 
DAY 7 Friday 12 April Narrabri to Tenterfield
DAY 8 Saturday 13 April Tenterfield to Byron Bay

On and Off Road Support

The best thing about Variety motoring events is that we are there for you 24 hours a day to support your journey - scouts, mechanics and full support staff mean you are never left behind! What about before the event? We can advise you on how to prepare your car! Variety also runs a number of fundraising opportunities during the year to fundraise for your car, such as corner collections and auctions at our other events.

What Can I Expect?

Fun days and nights

As you take in some of the country’s best scenery, make new friends with Variety’s famous fun stops and games along the way (and party-filled nights)!

Full on-road support

You’ll never be left on the Variety Brats Bash! Radio communications, mechanical assistance and a scout to check the tracks are all there to ensure that you are safe. But most importantly they are there to make sure you have fun!

We take care of everything

Meals, accommodation, stunning scenery and exploring local areas with knowledge – we’ll take care of you! We assist you with advice on how to prepare your car and help you reach your fundraising goals!


It’s easy to enter the Variety Brats Bash! Get in touch with the team today on 03 8698 3900 or


How You Help

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.

Variety Australia delivers over $1 million in individual and organisational equipment grants every month, filling the gaps often left by the government and other organisations.

Variety is often a family’s last resort to secure equipment vital to their child’s wellbeing. You can meet some of the kids we assist on the Variety 4WD Adventure as we deliver en-route grants to those who need it most.

Fundraising Assistance and Enquiries

  • Michelle O'Brien just donated $52.00
  • Justin Haupt just donated $104.00
  • Michelle Bradbury just donated $5.20
  • Kerrell Bament just donated $20.00
  • Peter Blenkiron just donated $52.00
  • Matt Kirwan-Hamilton just donated $104.00
  • Melissa Thomas just donated $515.00
  • Anonymous just donated $52.00
  • STUART WATT just donated $515.00
  • Jason Selmon just donated $260.00
  • cormac deffely just donated $52.00
  • Jimmy Leoncini just donated $312.00
  • Andrew Vandebyl just donated $395.00
  • Peter Lawless just donated $104.00
  • Henry Cuthbert just donated $260.00
  • Peter Marios just donated $208.00
  • Andrew Vandebyl just donated $1015.00
  • Lisa Fleming just donated $50.00
  • Coral Daisley just donated $104.00
  • Ien Dubbeldam just donated $200.00