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Shitbox Rally 2024 Autumn will be held April 12th to April 20th 2024, travelling from Adelaide to Perth.

Shitbox Rally 2024 Winter will be held June 14th to June 22nd 2024, travelling from Melbourne to Alice Springs.

Shitbox Rally 2024 Spring will be held October 18th to October 26th 2024, travelling from Bendigo to Townsville.

Shitbox Rally is not a race, rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable… To drive cars worth just $1,500 across Australia via some of its most formidable roads, all in the name of charity.

Trust us – this is going to be great fun.




Sure, it’s not for everyone.

Those who don’t like to get their hands dirty or spend any time away from civilisation need not apply. For the rest of us, it may just be what you’ve been looking for. This rally is for those who want to have an adventure, have fun, who crave something different, who want to make new life long friends, take part in something memorable, but most importantly, it’s for those who want to raise much needed money for charity.

Many of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Whether it be parents, family, close friends, people we know or ourselves that have battled or are battling cancer, this awful disease has touched us all. We not only want to raise awareness and money for Cancer Council, but also want to offer support and a friendly ear to those that have suffered or are suffering.

This event is officially endorsed and supported by Cancer Council.

Autumn 2024 ROUTE

Adelaide > Perth


WINTER 2024 Route

Melbourne > Alice Spring


SPRING 2024 Route

Bendigo > Townsville

Each two-person team needs to raise a minimum of $5,000 (but hopefully a lot more) to participate in the rally. As there are two of you, it’s only $2,500 each.

We want to keep the costs to participants down as much as we can. Our teams put remarkable efforts into fundraising, which is why we help cover some of the costs for fuel. We work hard to keep any other costs to you as low as possible. The registration fee goes towards the cost of running the rally, your rally merchandise, some support costs and other safety items.

The approximate costs that each team of two will need to pay:

  • Registration fee: $885 per team (inc GST)
  • Purchase/preparation of your shitbox car: <$1,500
  • Catering and Camping: Approximately $180 per day per team (paid in advance)
  • Flights to and from start/finish line
  • Pre and post rally accommodation
  • Cost of fuel for duration of the rally ($500 refund available)

Each team is made up of two drivers and one car.

This is because we may need all the extra room we can get for passengers of Shitboxes that don’t manage the entire journey. We’re only able to take a certain number of people on the journey, so by keeping to only two people per team, we can get more teams into the rally.

All teams need to raise a minimum of $5,000 to participate in the rally, or $2,500 each driver. So start hassling your friends, work colleagues, and family, and brainstorm some fun ways to boost your fundraising. We also have great ideas that past teams have used for their own fundraising via the Knowledge Base in your Team Portal. Cancer Council also have helpful fundraising tips in a Welcome Pack which they provide.

Throughout the the year, we’ll be in contact with you, providing regular newsletter updates on everything from fundraising to dress up themes and how the other teams are going. Everyone will have a direct line to Rally HQ, who’ll make sure you have all of the information you need to fundraise and will support you all the way to the start line.

The only stipulations we have for your car are that it’s worth/valued at no more than AUD $1,500 and that it’s not an AWD/4WD vehicle. Registration/roadworthy aren’t included the budget, as well as some safety items. We’ll give you more details about what does and doesn’t count once you’ve signed up. There are plenty of cars on and for $1,500 or less with some registration remaining.

Get creative and turn up in something that’s truly memorable – it’ll make the adventure that much more rewarding when you are in the middle of Australia, miles from anywhere and you’re trying to fix a split water pipe with duct tape, cable ties and pliers.

We’ll all work together to get as many shitboxes from start to finish as possible.

This trip is not about creature comforts.

It’s an adventure – it’ll be dirty, dusty, maybe muddy and tough. But it’s going to be an amazing experience and something that you’ll remember forever. We will be camping at all the stopovers, so you’ll need to bring your own tent or swag, sleeping bag and mattress.

The two nights after we complete the rally, we stay in hotels. Participants enjoy discounted rates and we’ll provide you with the booking details soon after you’re confirmed.

During the rally, we organise all of your meals and camping at the stopovers. Before we start, you’ll receive an itinerary with a list of what we’ll be doing at each place and any costs that you need to factor in.

Box Rallies does not mandate vaccinations for participants. However, there may be, from time to time, government restrictions in place at some of the various locations to which we travel on the rally. You should also note that Box Rallies does not control public nor private venues proposed as part of the rally. Owners and operators of them may have their own requirements with which rally participants must comply. This includes public health orders which restrict access to locations, particularly for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people. If you are unvaccinated and as a result are, by reason of government or public/private venues direction, regulation or requirement, unable to travel through the designated rally route or to the designated rally locations at which the rally stays overnight, you will have no option other than to withdraw from the rally and clause 9 in the T’s & C’s will take effect. Box Rallies accepts no responsibility or liability for same.

No, it’s not a race, but yes, you can win. Prizes are awarded at the end of the rally at the post rally party. The prizes will be judged on a range of factors, including how hopeless your car is, how much you’ve embodied the rally spirit, and how much money your team raised. There’s also likely to be a number of other undisclosed factors that the Rally Director will generally make up as the rally unfolds.