We are really pleased to announce that after a break in 2023 & 4 previous rallies under our belt, we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Adelaide to Perth via the outback.
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the Autumn 2024 rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.
Back in 2018 when we were looking for our Rally Car for our first ever event, we found on Gumtree our Mighty Nissan 300ZX. It was in a sorry state, having sat for several years being picked at for parts, & the engine being in pieces in the boot. No normal person would have thought this car was savable, but we had a vision & team 300Z was born. Through extensive community support we were able to get the car back in one piece & running! It was what we call a shitbox miracle. The car that was destined for scrap had come back to life, to now be recognised as one of the events most talked about cars ever!
5 years on & now 4 rallies later, our 300ZX has raised about $25,000, travelled 15,000 kilometers and been part of an event that is now run 4 times per year, raising about 2 million dollars each time. It is now the largest community led fundraiser for Cancer Research in Australia. The people we have met along the way, the communities we have visited all over outback Australia has really been something special. Check out the video on this page to see what its all about!
100% of the funds we raise go to Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, 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.
$41 million over the past 13 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.