Aussie Mystery Machine

Raring to go for the 2021 Variety Bash to Great Keppel Island

The Variety Bash is Australia’s longest running motoring event. It’s an adventure with mates driving old cars through the Aussie outback, all in support of Variety, the Children’s Charity. 

Each year, thousands of children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, get support from Variety when they need it most and the Bash each year raises much needed funds for these kids. 

We fund raise all year round! At car shows, Variety events, Sausage sizzles and tin rattling through to our official online fundraising platform  and with the generosity of our friends via this fundraising page we hope to raise a record amount for the 2020 Variety Bash. 

All donations are full tax deductible and you will instantly receive your tax deductible receipt via email. It’s easy to donate – simply click through and within a few clicks you would have been able to make your donation. 

We would be so grateful if you would make a donation to us in support of Variety.  All donations are full tax deductible and you will instantly receive your tax deductible receipt via email. It’s easy to donate – simply click through and within a few clicks you would have been able to make your donation.

We would be so grateful if you would make a donation to us in support of Variety.

My Achievements

Goal! Ten donations received for kids in need!

$500 will supply an iPad for a non-verbal child

$1,000 will supply a specialised trampoline for children with sensory needs

$3,000 buys a portable scooter for a child with limited mobility

Oh wow $10,000 for kids in need. You are champs!!

My Entries

WM Waste Mini Bash

Tuesday 23rd Mar
Last week we were privileged to take part in the WM Waste Variety Mini Bash
Starting at Seaworks in Williamstown Local and gifting over 100 local disadvantaged kids with new bikes and then heading off around Victoria to Tungamah Hotel, across the high country to Corryong, Victoria and finishing in the beautiful Lakes Entrance
Our new Bash car puring like a Kombi all the way 🌼 thanks to Restos and Rods and Volksrepair 🛠️
Along the way we were very privileged to raise funds for the kids, enjoy some beautiful parts of Victoria and inject some much needed funds in to the communities we visited. And of course have a lot of fun doing it with our incredible Bash community 🚘
The biggest highlight was being able to gift our local kids with new bikes in our local community of Williamstown and for our very generous local supporters to see where your donations go. To you, our Bash supporters, we thank you! It's all for the kids ♥️
Thanks to Variety - the Children's Charity Victoria our Variety Vic Bash family and absolutely everyone involved for a wonderful Mini Bash. We can't wait for the next one 🙂

2021 Variety Bash

Wednesday 16th Sep
Well, Thanks to all things "Covid19" the 2020 Bash has been moved to 2021..
We are sad.. but it also means we have something to look forward to for 2021 and more time to raise much needed funds for Variety! 
We have a brand new theme this year - The Aussie Mystery Machine! And we hope to be able to raise enough funds equivalent to what it would cost to raise our very own "Scooby Doo" assistance dog for a special child in need.
Our goal is to raise $30K and with your help I know we can get there.
If you are interested in supporting us as a major sponsor - please get in touch with us directly at [email protected] or if you would simply like to contribute to our campaign by donating directly - you can do so by clicking DONATE NOW just over there on the right hand side of this page. 
Every dollar counts and helps us to reach our target! And we THANK YOU for supporting us..
Follow us on the Socials  @aussiemysterymachine

#emptyeski tour to Mallacoota

Friday 6th Mar

On the 29th of Feb, a bunch of us Vic Bashers ( 200 of us, in fact ) made our way from Melbourne to Mallacoota.

To show our support by spending money in the bush fire effected communities of Victoria and visit the incredible people that have lived through one of the worst fire seasons that Australia has seen.

We gifted both the Bruthen Primary School and the Mallacoota high school with much needed Laptops and Bikes and even a few pet hampers for the households with pets. 

Seeing the joy and happiness on the kids and parents faces was priceless and just reinforces the reasons why we continue to raise funds for such an amazing charity.

* The picture is taken at the Buchan Fire Station where they have there very own "General Lee". When we were asked to go and see the General Lee we didnt realise that Chris Lee - the General of the station was actually who we were going to meet! This General heads up some really amazing first responders in Buchan. If you do get a chance to visit - make sure you call in and say Hi to the General. Tell him the "Aussie General Lee" sent you! #empyesky

Media Launch Variety Fun Flight

Monday 24th Feb

This year a bunch of Guys and gals will take to the skies for the 2020 Variety Bash! Teams from Care Flight Australia will be particpating with us Bashers on the Bash...just in the Air!

Here we are at the Essendon Airport for the official Media Launch! Was such a privilege to be able to drive down the runway in the Aussie General Lee! 

WIn a 2020 Motoring Diary and Hema Road Atlas - only 100 entries available!

Thursday 7th Nov

Donate $10 today to go in to the draw to win! Every $10 donated receive 1 entry to win! 

ONLY 100 ENTRIES AVAILABLE! - 1 in 100 chance of winning.

Great Christmas gift for Car Enthusiasts or keep for yourself whilst also supporting an amazing cause.. 


What is up for grabs:

2020 Motoring Diary – generously donated by Tony at Motoring Diary – Valued at $49.95


Australian Road and 4WD Atlas – Hema – Spiral Bound – Valued at $49.95

Simply donate $10 online on our official Variety Bash fundraising page and for every $10 donated – you will receive one entry in to the draw to win! You can donate as much as you like in increments of $10. Every $10 donated gets one entry!

Please help us to fundraise for Variety, the Children’s Charity 

All monies donated via this platform receive a tax deductible receipt. 

We are capping the tickets to 100 only…. So you have a 1 in 100 chance of winning! 

We will draw the winner on Facebook on MONDAY the 16th of December or earlier if we sell out of tickets.

Great odds of winning this awesome prize for donating!

More about the Prizes: 



A4 week-to-view

Ample space for daily appointments and notes

Extensive listing of local and national motoring events

Motoring conversion tables

A vehicle service and driver logbook

Motoring events index for easy calendar date reference

The ultimate gift for the car enthusiast 


Australia Road & 4WD Atlas (Spiral Bound) - 252 x 345mm – Valued at $49.95


Featuring trusted Hema mapping for all of Australia, the Hema Road & 4WD Atlas is the definitive travel guide for tourers and adventurers. Hema atlases feature more information useful to travellers, including 4WD tracks, campsites, caravan parks, rest areas, 24-hour fuel and points of interest.

The new edition contains more mapping than ever before, which is enhanced by a striking new cartographic style that’s incredibly easy to read. Included in this is up-to-date mapping for Australia’s biggest 4WD destinations: Cape York, Fraser Island, the Top End, the Kimberley, the Pilbara, Central Australia, High Country Victoria and the Flinders Ranges.

A handy distance grid, national park guide, list of accredited information centres and a complete index are also included to assist with trip planning and navigation, making it the perfect tool for guiding tourers, campers, road trippers and off-roaders throughout Australia.


Winner will be contacted on December 16th 2019.



Thank you to my Sponsors


Pirates Tavern Williamstown

This donation is from teh Williamstown Maritime Association via The Pirates Tavern in Williamstown


Fundraising - Variety Masks


Greg Hocking Elly Partners


Sam Martin


Paddys Day Raffle - Variety Mini Bash

Funds raised from the raffle by Car 01 on the Mini Bash


Vanzella Graphic Design

What a great cause! You do an amazing job!


Aussie General Lee

Geelong Revival Fundraising


Jon Beros

Look forward to seeing The Mystery Machine in 2021!!


Greg Harper


Noel Landry

Good on ya


Mandi Dempster

Happy 41st Birthday to my bestie Sammy! Love you lots xx


Daisy Duke

Lets reach our fundraising target this year @aussiegenerallee


Richelle Lowe