Variety NSW Bash 2023

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Bash Locations

  • Dubbo
  • Cowra
  • Leeton
  • Echuca
  • Narrandera
  • Goulburn
  • St Marys
  • Newcastle

Variety NSW Bash is happening Sunday 21 - Saturday 27 May 2023!

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The Variety NSW Bash is a weeklong adventure with 300 new mates, exploring the dirt roads of NSW and the ACT. Along the way we visit some beautiful country towns, see parts of Australia you wouldn’t otherwise visit, and the best bit is supporting kids to get a fair go.

Looking for the 2023 accommodation list – look no further, just click here!

We visit schools along the way and donate much-needed items and equipment so you can see how your hard work and fundraising is making a difference.

Need a copy of the full event brochure to convince your mates to join you in a Bash car? You can grab your copy here!

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Check out the highlights from the 2022 Variety NSW Bash to give you an idea of the adventure you’ll be in for.

Variety NSW Bash sponsor AHA logo

A big thank you to Australian Hotels Association – Newcastle Hunter, our Major Sponsor of the Variety NSW Bash. 2023 sees our partnership reach its 11 year milestone and we couldn’t be more grateful to hit the road with AHA each year.

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Day 1

Sun 21st May
Dubbo - Eugowra - Cowra

Day 2

Mon 22nd May
Greenethorpe - Stockinbingal - Leeton

Day 3

Tue 23rd May
Leeton - Conargo - Echuca

Day 4

Wed 24th May
Bunnaloo - Lowesdale - Narrandera

Day 5

Thu 25th May
Narrandera - Murrumburrah - Goulburn

Day 6

Fri 26th May
Tirranna - Thirlmere - St Marys

Day 7

Sat 27th May
St Marys - Newcastle

Day 8 - Home

Sat 27th May
Family Fun Day, Newcastle Foreshore

How to Get Involved

For over 47 years, Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT has helped make sure all kids have the same opportunities in life. No matter what life throws at them. No matter what their ability. Each year, thousands of children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, turn to Variety for practical support when they need it most. Our work allows kids to gain mobility, to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve independence and increase their self-esteem. We make sure the kids who miss out, can always join in. Variety does this through granting equipment, supplies, and therapy to individuals and community organisations; running programs to educate & empower kids; scholarships to encourage the talents of kids in need and holding events to engage & bring joy.

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What does it take to be a Basher?

Entries will be accepted at the absolute discretion of the Regional Motoring Events Manager.
All entrants must be over 18 years of age.
At all times, all entrants must abide by the rules of the road as prescribed by State laws and statutes.
Code of Conduct and Indemnity Forms of Agreement must be agreed to by all crew members.

A sense of humour and a tolerance to dust would be a plus for any Basher!


What is a Variety Bash car?

All vehicles entered in the Bash must have been manufactured 25 years or more before the Bash. This excludes those bringing a 4WD which will need to be 30 years or more. They must be roadworthy, registered and insured as prescribed by State laws. Struggling to find a car which hits requirements? You could apply to bring a more modern 4WD, simply reach out to the motoring events team and we can help.



Entrants must book their own accommodation. There are a range of accommodation styles to suit everyone’s tastes and budgets. In some towns accommodation is limited and availability is not guaranteed. If you have difficulty booking in any towns, please contact the Variety Newcastle office.



Entrants, fondly known as ‘Bashers’ must raise a minimum of $4,000 per car for Variety – the Children’s Charity to enter the Variety Bash. The Bash is a celebration of a year’s fundraising to help kids in need. Bashers get to see the direct impact of their fundraising efforts along the way, with a range of educational, health and mobility equipment provided to local schools and organisations enroute.


Cost of Entry

‘Bashers’ must fundraise or donate a minimum of $4,000 per car to enter the Variety NSW Bash. This is for an entry fee for one car and up to four (4) people.
A $500 non-refundable donation is required on entry to secure your place.
There are other costs, click learn more for all costs.


Need further information? Contact us!

Bash Car & Sponsorship Enquiries
Victor Sheil, Motoring Events Manager
[email protected] | 02 4965 4911 | 0410 692 262

Fundraising & General Enquiries
Janet Kilazoglou, Event and Experience Manager
[email protected] | 02 4965 4911 | 0403 255 767

Advertising & Media Enquiries
Head of Marketing
[email protected] | 02 9819 1000

How to Donate

There are several methods in which you can donate to a Bash Car. If you have any queries regarding donations please contact the office on 02 4965 4911 we can arrange invoices if required and all donations received will have receipts generated.

If you would like to donate to a mate via Credit Card or PayPal you can do so here! For details on how to make a donation via Direct Deposit or Cheque read this form.

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