If you're on this page then you already know, my old man - Kermit and myself have decided to get in and do something for charity. Now you may already know that the roads are some of the worst in Australia, thousands on thousands of kilometers of dirt, potholes, river crossings and god awfully maintained tracks covered in ruts. You may already know that we aren't doing this in new Holden Colorado or a top of the line precision German engineered Volkswagen Amarok, oh lord no, that'll be easy. Instead we're driving vehicles from a forgotten era, the type of vehicle that has been left to rot in the back of a farm shed, or even better, left in the back paddock for 20 years. Yes, we are indeed traversing the Australian outback in a true shitbox, gumtree searches include, 'for those mechanically minded' 'great first car' and my favourite 'good for parts'. Sounds bad? Pop a max price of $1,000 and sort by highest price first and you'll see what we're dealing with. VS Commodores thrashed by P-Platers, stickers all over the rear window, their diffs welded, holes drilled into their muffler... that's if he muffler is still attached.
So please donate, if you won't donate, at very least, pray.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia to raise money for cancer research.
The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.
Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.
Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.
Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.
Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.
Almost $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.