Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$12,075
Raised
242%
Our Story …

Hi! We're Jess and Em, and we're taking our Battle Beetle - a 2004 VW Beetle cabriolet - on the Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024 from Adelaide to Perth, via the Oodnadatta Track and Uluru.


When you donate, we will plant and dedicate a rainforest tree to someone you know who has been impacted by cancer - these trees will be planted in our forest regeneration zone, and will be marked with their name on biodegradable ribbon. You'll get to see your tree via photos and videos. 


Shitbox Rally is the largest community-led 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.


These funds 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.


Stay up to date with our Shitbox Rally adventure on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BattleBeetleSBR

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Here's what I'm doing …

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.

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raised: $2,718,973
target: $2,000,000
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10 months ago
Battle Beetle
Laurette Chapman gave $20.00.
Hope to see you there x
10 months ago
Battle Beetle
Leigh Watson gave $50.00.
Amazing cause Jess! Fantastic efforts!
9 months ago
Battle Beetle
Anonymous gave $200.00.
9 months ago
Battle Beetle
Tony and Rosemary Aldred gave $500.00.
Good luck with the next rally...go battle beetle!!
9 months ago
Battle Beetle
Peter Ranson gave $50.00.
Keep up the good work
6 months ago
Hey Pete thanks for donating - we'd love to plant a rainforest tree to dedicate to someone you know impacted by cancer. Send us a message via our Facebook page so that we know who to dedicate it to. - Jess & Em
8 months ago
Battle Beetle
Leigh Watson gave $50.00.
Congratulations Jess, what a wonderful cause and a grand adventure for you
6 months ago
Hi Leigh, we'd love to plant a rainforest tree to dedicate to someone you know impacted by cancer. Send us a message via our Facebook page so that we know who to dedicate it to. - Jess & Em
6 months ago
Battle Beetle
Priscilla Lyon gave $100.00.
Every bit helps.
6 months ago
Battle Beetle
Eleanor Thomas gave $50.00.
6 months ago
Hi Elle, we'd love to plant a rainforest tree to dedicate to someone you know impacted by cancer. Send us a message via our Facebook page so that we know who to dedicate it to. - Jess & Em
6 months ago
Battle Beetle
Max Ryder gave $50.00.
Drive Safe🙏🏼
6 months ago
Hey Max, we'd love to plant a rainforest tree to dedicate to someone you know impacted by cancer. Send us a message via our Facebook page so that we know who to dedicate it to. - Jess & Em
6 months ago
Battle Beetle
Linda Ray gave $25.00.
Good Luck ladies
6 months ago
Battle Beetle
Priscilla Lyon gave $50.00.
6 months ago
Battle Beetle
Kelli Lunt gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Battle Beetle
Robyn Cox gave $100.00.
Richard will be with you in spirit on this trip Emma 🩷
5 months ago
Battle Beetle
Tracy H gave $50.00.
Love bettlejuice.
5 months ago
Battle Beetle
Toni Waser gave $50.00.
Great job for a very worthy cause. Good luck!
5 months ago
Thanks so much, Toni :)
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Alan Bowers gave $25.00.
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Three Jaks gave $50.00.
I want bonus points if you can repair and get running with stainless steel cable ties
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Bec Thomsen gave $50.00.
Take it all the way Ladies!!! Beep beep
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Kel and Jenny Hinschen gave $1,000.00.
Good luck Emma and Jess hope you make it all the way without mishap and raise heaps is money for a very worthy cause.
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Jodie & Andrew Mason gave $100.00.
You guys are amazing. Thanks for all you’re doing.
4 months ago
A huge thanks team Mason (incl Maggie!)
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
SRMB HINSCHEN gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Kristal Foot gave $125.00.
This is going to be hilarious watching Aunty Em’s camping journey! Well done Jess & Em on raising money for a special cause. You will have the best time and create some awesome memories.
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Ken McCallum gave $50.00.
Have fun!
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Anonymous gave $10.00.
Yummy biscuits!!
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Sophie Binks gave $10.00.
Good luck with your drive!!
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Ky Baxendell gave $50.00.
Good luck crazy ladies!!!
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Anonymous gave $50.00.
Good luck guys. Hope the sh*tbox lasts the distance:)
4 months ago
Battle Beetle
Anonymous gave $50.00.
Good on you Jess, always engaging; and hope your little bug makes it through! Margaret
3 months ago
Battle Beetle
Jess Aldred gave $129.00.
Proserpine Hospital bake sale donations
3 months ago
Battle Beetle
Alastair Lyon gave $500.00.
Go Battle Beetle! Have a great trip.
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Kate from Supercheap Auto Cannonvale gave $20.00.
Good luck
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Jason Lynam gave $100.00.
Wishing you safe travels, fun and adventure battle beetle. Great cause as always :)
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Jan-Maree Ball gave $200.00.
Good on you girls, I will be cheering you on. Look after that little Beatle. It is way too cute not to make it the whole way.
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Sue Milton gave $100.00.
Travel safe and have fun along the way.🚗
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Priscilla Lyon gave $75.00.
From Heather and Bryan
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Elite Air and Electrical gave $890.00.
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Anonymous gave $100.00.
In memory of all those who have fought or are fighting cancer
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Jan-Maree Ball gave $200.00.
Good on you girls, bless that little Battle Beetle!
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Robyn Cox gave $150.00.
All the best girls, you’ve got this 👍
2 months ago
Battle Beetle
Stina Frantzich Gardiner gave $100.00.
All the best with the your rally! 😊 This donation is for our loved ones who are no longer with us because of cancer...x
2 months ago
Thanks so much Stina - we'll plant a rainforest tree in honour of those you know impacted by cancer
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Glen McCarthy gave $100.00.
Good luck, Girls and well done with the fund raising. Great cause and stay safe on the rally ! Cheers, Macca.
1 month ago
Hopefully it makes it to the end! Thanks for your support, Macca.
1 month ago
Hopefully it makes it to the end! Thanks for your support, Macca.
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Sally Baines gave $100.00.
Hope you have the best time guys. Take me with you next year! What a fantastic adventure to take on and, you get to raise money for a great cause at the same time. You guys are superstars!
1 month ago
Thanks Sally - it will definitely be a crazy adventure
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Brendan Johnston construction gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Shaun Grimes gave $100.00.
Travel safely. What a ride in the faecaluth
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Karen Miller gave $100.00.
Have fun ladies! A very worthy cause.
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Whitsunday Law gave $1,000.00.
All the best!
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Sienna Mau gave $25.00.
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Bec Barwell gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
LiveLife Pharmacy gave $375.00.
All the best, travel safe!
1 month ago
Thanks so much, team LiveLife - we appreciate the support!
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Trev & Dee Grieve gave $100.00.
Fantastic event - have a blast and above all know that what you are doing will help this wonderful cause.
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Heather M gave $50.00.
Thanks Jess. In memory of Reiss and Murray Cormack Best of luck ladies.
1 month ago
We'll plant a tree in their honour, Heather. Thanks for donating.
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Explore Property Whitsundays gave $390.00.
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Bohavana Coastal Skin & Beauty gave $100.00.
Yeah the girls! 💚🤎🖤
1 month ago
Battle Beetle
Julie Brogan gave $100.00.
Good luck!!! From Charlie, Paul and Jules
1 month ago
Thank you!! Hopefully the Battle Beetle makes it up the Oodnadatta Track like you guys did :)
1 month ago
Thank you!! Hopefully the Battle Beetle makes it up the Oodnadatta Track like you guys did :)
3 weeks ago
Battle Beetle
Kelly Hoang gave $25.00.
For my patients who survived cancer or passed away from cancer.
3 weeks ago
Thanks so much Kelly. We'll dedicate a tree to your patients.
3 weeks ago
Thanks so much Kelly. We'll dedicate a tree to your patients.
3 weeks ago
Battle Beetle
Mark McIntyre gave $50.00.
Great work by the Battle Beetle crew, safe travels and thanks for giving your all to such a great cause. For Glenn, Benn and Ian 🫡
3 weeks ago
Thanks for donating, Macca. We’ll dedicate a tree for Glenn, Ben and Ian as a lasting tribute.
3 weeks ago
Battle Beetle
Melanie Smyth gave $50.00.
Good on you Emma - I have a friend who has done this several years in a row and loves it - you'll have a great time.
3 weeks ago
Battle Beetle
Julie Edwsrds gave $50.00.
Good luck!
2 weeks ago
Battle Beetle
Matthew Curr gave $100.00.
Well done ladies. This donation is in memory of my mother, Brenda, who has passed away from Cancer in 2012.
2 weeks ago
Battle Beetle
Pete Croce gave $46.40.
All the best from a very grateful CO 464. May the Battle Beetle tackle the track with the same persistence and drive as you!
2 weeks ago
Thank you!!
2 weeks ago
Battle Beetle
Anonymous gave $1,000.00.
Well done Battle Barbies! Yeah, F U Cancer. Go the beetle!!
2 weeks ago
Battle Beetle
Derek Holroyd gave $310.00.
Emma called me to ask if I did a $1,000 anonymous donation. She made me feel bad that I hadn't donated, so here you go. You made $10k. Well done girls, make that car survive.
2 weeks ago
Thanks Derek, we appreciate the guilt that got us to $10k raised. Now we just hope the beetle makes it!
2 weeks ago
Thanks Derek, we appreciate the guilt that got us to $10k raised. Now we just hope the beetle makes it!
2 weeks ago
Thanks Derek, we appreciate the guilt that got us to $10k raised. Now we just hope the beetle makes it!
2 weeks ago
Thanks Derek, we appreciate the guilt that got us to $10k raised. Now we just hope the beetle makes it!
1 week ago
Battle Beetle
Christie Boxhall gave $100.00.
Well done Battle Beetle team! Donated in memory of Bevan Boxhall ❤️
1 week ago
Battle Beetle
Mary Anne pike gave $200.00.
Great work girls.. have an absolute blast., girl power nettle on..
1 week ago
Battle Beetle
Audrey Kratzmann gave $50.00.
My dear mum Patricia. She is your nanna’s sister. xx
1 week ago
Battle Beetle
Noelle Duncan gave $200.00.
Cancer is a shitbox, it has touched and changed my family as well as many others. Once touched, lives change and struggle, never to be the same again. Luv to all ❤️
1 week ago
Battle Beetle
Grace CM gave $75.00.
Super excited to follow this epic adventure! 👏
6 days ago
Battle Beetle
Lily L gave $50.00.
The Battle Beetle that could! Go Go Go 💪🏻
5 days ago
Battle Beetle
Kylie Sheargold gave $30.00.
5 days ago
Battle Beetle
Os Callie Leo Hinschen gave $50.00.
5 days ago
Battle Beetle
Brett and Sharon Pawley gave $50.00.
Awesome work girls, hope you create great memories 😊
5 days ago
Battle Beetle
Jenna Camm gave $50.00.
Proud of you Em!
5 days ago
Battle Beetle
Mick Reinke gave $200.00.
Go team Beetle!
3 days ago
Battle Beetle
Tony and Rosemary Aldred gave $200.00.
Good luck girls, love Mum and Dad xx
3 days ago
Battle Beetle
Kylie Hunter gave $50.00.
Looking forward to following along virtually
3 days ago
Battle Beetle
Chris Neilson gave $20.00.
Go Emma and Jess. You've got this!
3 days ago
Battle Beetle
Katrina Johnson gave $50.00.
Good luck ladies!!!
3 days ago
Battle Beetle
Courtney Fox gave $100.00.
Get it girls!!!
2 days ago
Battle Beetle
Kate Ames gave $150.00.
Go well. Be amazing. So inspired by you.
2 days ago
Battle Beetle
Lily Mulholland gave $50.00.
Go! So cool. Love it.
2 days ago
Battle Beetle
Ryan Pearce gave $50.00.
Great work Jess!!
2 days ago
Battle Beetle
Darren Mallett gave $50.00.
Safe travels Jess, see you when you return
1 day ago
Battle Beetle
Anonymous gave $100.00.
You are both huge nerds
1 day ago
Battle Beetle
MMS gave $200.00.
Good luck
Team Sponsors
The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

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:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.