Car 92 - Jarrod Dawson

I'm taking part in the Variety 4WD Adventure to help kids in need

G’day! We are so excited to be taking part in the Variety 4WD Adventure – river to rock! Next year we are heading into classic 4WD territory - we’re talking desert, outback tracks and our most famous rock - Uluru!

The Variety 4WD Adventure is a chance to get off the bitumen and onto challenging and fun tracks, all in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Throughout the event, we’ll be visiting local towns, stopping into schools and organisations to help kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs through the provision of educational, health and mobility equipment. And the giving doesn’t stop there! Variety continue to support children, families and communities throughout the year with fundsraised from the Variety 4WD Adventure.

Help us give Aussie kids a fair go – donate today! Visit our page here {member_url}

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

Getting So Close!

Wednesday 10th Feb
Wow! Thank you to everyone who has given money to sponsor me on my journey for variety! With your donations we'll be able to help a whole heap of kids who just need a fair go!

Preparations are continuing with several parts of the vehicle now complete. My roof top tent has been installed, and has been camped in - can confirm it's comfy! As well as the solar to supplement the battery power and last but not least the dust light has been installed. Now just a couple more safety purchases to install, vehicle wrapping to organise and a menu for dad and I and then we are ready to hit the road!

Look forward to keeping you updated and bringing you along the journey for the Simpson Desert!

Approvals Granted and Gear upgrades!

Sunday 6th Dec
Hi Everyone!

This years theme had me searching for permission and approval and it's been approved!!! ...well part 1 of the approval process. I can't wait to cracking on the next lot of approvals to make this car one of a kind.

I will be sending out letters soon to businesses to seek donations for advertising space in return. I can't wait to reveal the car in May 2021.

While this has been happening, I've been getting some gear upgrades. My ute canopy now has an adequate 12 volt setup that will get me the through the event with ease, keeping food and drinks cold and make the night look like day time!

You can keep up to date on the goings on pre-trip on my instagram page @TourEverywhereAU


Planning is well and truly underway!

Saturday 28th Nov
Hey everyone!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my page and for any donation you can spare to help kids in need.

Planning is well and truly underway for next years 4WD adventure. I have begun seeking permissions from companies, sourcing sponsors and quoting for a full vinyl wrap that I will pay to put on the vehicle. 

I have also sourced a co-driver, my dad! Dad has wanted to do the Simpson desert ever since I got my ranger in 2013 and since retiring he finally has the time!!!! We are both so excited to join the 2021 Variety 4WD Adventure and look forward to revealing the vehicle on the 15th of May 2021!


Thank you to my Sponsors


Coffey’s Hotel


Alpine Motor Group


High Country Automotive Group


Alpine Hotel Cooma


Josh Fearnley

Awesome work Tim & Jarrod - have an amazing time while also doing some great work for Variety :-)



Good luck JD & TD all the best for your trip it sounds like the experience of a lifetime. Stay safe, come in for a quote when you come back


Debbie Dawson

I know how excited you are already. 😀


Mick Hartas

Have a great time, stay safe and enjoy. Looking forward to seeing good photos and some good yarns. Netty & Mick🙂😎🤗


Alan Barker

Have a great trip tim & jarrod


Tracy Richardson

Go you two!


Lori Callahan And David Taylor

Good luck, Tim and Jarrod! David and Lori


Liam, Jasper & Ollie

We love you both!!!


Matthew Siviz


Karin Murton

You guys are Legends! 😍


Colin & Karen

Good Luck!


Cheryl Parker


Glenn Earl-peacock

Good luck and enjoy the adventure Jarrod and Tim


Jason Donald

Bon voyage




Kristen Sweeney


Gai Reckless


Ben Dessen

Amazing initiative Jarrod! Can’t wait to follow your adventure!


Diana Smith

Wishing you a great trip for such a great cause. Enjoy!


Gai Reckless

Safe travels JD and Tim! You guys are awesome, such a great cause! X


Mitchell Campbell




Jarryd De Castro


Ryan Templeton

Good luck x


Hakka Hartley

Well done mate....I hope you both enjoy the trip


Matt Caple

Good luck mate


The Snow's

Good Luck - have fun!








Jarrod Dawson