Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2021
$15,376
Raised
154%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2021 Autumn!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria. Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th 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 2021 Autumn rally target set at $2,000,000 plus. These funds go to the 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.

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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.

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raised: $2,560,668
target: $2,450,000
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1 year ago
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we now have a car

1 year ago
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John Wardman gave $500.00.
In memory of Cynthia my mum
1 year ago
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Richard Wardman gave $200.00.
Funds to a great project. Also in memory of Cynthia Wardman
1 year ago
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wendy tan gave $50.00.
Good luck mate and don't break down too often
1 year ago
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Andrea Roberts gave $100.00.
Go the Cobalt Blues!
1 year ago
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Dave Collins gave $50.00.
1 year ago
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Craig Maltz gave $100.00.
You a true legend!
1 year ago
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Heath Porteous gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $26.00.
Good on you!
1 year ago
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Michael Quinert gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Stephen Robertson gave $50.00.
1 year ago
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J McInerney gave $200.00.
RIP C
1 year ago
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Robert Martin gave $500.00.
Safer than abseiling.
1 year ago
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Kaye Grasso gave $200.00.
Best Wishes John, stay safe. Len & Kaye
1 year ago
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Car has cleaned up quite well.

Rego check on Thursday - fingers crossed

1 year ago
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doug knox gave $500.00.
john, now that the car is polished , its bound to glide through the air the whole way ! great cause and i am sure you will have fun, drive safely
1 year ago
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Richard Lamport gave $100.00.
Enjoy the ride, guys. Sounds like a great cause. Rds, Richard & Linda L
1 year ago
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Bruce Clarke gave $100.00.
John, Good luck, hope the rally has lots of laughs.. As cancer touches everybody.. cheers Bruce
1 year ago
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CT FREIGHT PTY LTD gave $500.00.
Clive W Thomas and CT Freight Pty Ltd
1 year ago
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Clive Finkelstein gave $50.00.
1 year ago
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Michael Braham gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Soon Loh gave $50.00.
Hi john, I am inspired by your generous adventurous spirit. Keep it up
1 year ago
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NWR Communications gave $200.00.
1 year ago
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Bronwyn Barnes gave $50.00.
Hi John - best of luck for the rally and the fundraising! best regards Bron
1 year ago
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Julia Stamell gave $50.00.
Only you John could seek out adventure like this!
1 year ago
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Mike Coventon gave $100.00.
Great cause John, have loads of fun on the way. All the best, The Coventons
1 year ago
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ERNIE HALL gave $200.00.
1 year ago
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Joan Edwards gave $100.00.
All the best John, hope you make it and raise lots Joan
1 year ago
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Sean McGrath gave $50.00.
Sounds like an inspirational cause John. I look forward to hearing more about it. Regards, Sean McGrath.
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Don't think Bams would have approved of the name either John Wardman but would have approved of the cause!
1 year ago
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Azalea Consulting gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Daryl Edwards gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Dean Curnow gave $50.00.
1 year ago
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Charvest Pty Ltd gave $500.00.
John, please keep going. A year without you in action would be very slow.
1 year ago
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So glad to get to 50% of our target fund raise.

Thanks to all our supporters

Now we need to get a sponsor for our car!!

1 year ago
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Terry McInerney gave $200.00.
enjoy and return safe
3 months ago
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Cobalt Blues

The Captain is in the house being cleaned as I type

Now to get to our fundraising target

3 months ago
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2 months ago
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Pam Batten gave $300.00.
Good luck on you endeavours From Pam and terry
2 months ago
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Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited gave $1,000.00.
Good Luck
2 months ago
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Wendy Tan gave $50.00.
Good luck John with another year of noble causes
1 month ago
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John McCann gave $500.00.
Drive safe and come back in one piece!!
1 month ago
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Steven Said gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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David Laing gave $250.00.
Provided you change the flat tyre in a dress
1 month ago
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Trent Peterson gave $200.00.
Have fun Rob. Hopefully the S Box gives you some supriaea and adventures on the way.
1 month ago
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ALLAN BRACKIN gave $200.00.
1 month ago
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Brian Hartzer gave $200.00.
Go Rob! Drive straight, come back safe! Hope to join you next year!!
1 month ago
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Karthi Sepulohniam gave $200.00.
Safe travels guys! Come back in one piece (like John McCann said!).
1 month ago
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Berne and the Jeff Smoot gave $300.00.
Great Wheels. Drive Safe. Drink Well!!
1 month ago
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InfoMedix gave $1,000.00.
Great cause, fully supported by the InfoMedix Team!
1 month ago
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Paul Nichols gave $350.00.
Best of luck Rob and may all your spare parts wishes happen within cooee of the local Holden wreckers…
1 month ago
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Ben Thynne gave $500.00.
Best of luck Roberto!! Enjoy
1 month ago
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Will Straughn gave $200.00.
Hey Rob, Continuing to lead from the front! Drive safe and enjoy the adventures!!! May the force of BOSTON STRONG be with you, and all the drivers! Thanks for all that you are doing! Will
1 month ago
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Andrea Roberts gave $50.00.
Go hard team COB - a great cause and a massive adventure!
3 weeks ago
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Susan Davidson gave $100.00.
Best wishes for a fun and memorable trip!
3 weeks ago
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Trevor Maloney gave $500.00.
2 weeks ago
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Vy Le gave $200.00.
So much fun for a great cause 🤗
1 week ago
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MediRecords gave $1,000.00.
"Best of luck to you and all the other drivers Rob, and what a fantastic cause. The entire MediRecords team will be behind you!"
6 days ago
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NRMa Murwillumbah gave $1,000.00.
5 days ago
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Michael McGorman gave $200.00.
John, Have fun... enjoy the experiences and ... drive safely..
2 days ago
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Bill Shirley gave $100.00.
Go Cobalt Blues, great cause. Drive safely.
1 day ago
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Angela Hayles gave $100.00.
Praying all goes well John & Co!
15 hours ago
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NWR Communications gave $100.00.
13 hours ago
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Charles Kaplan gave $100.00.
11 hours ago
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Rory McGoldrick gave $100.00.
Sweet chrome trim on the Berlina. Good luck guys!
4 hours ago
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Hung chi Duong gave $50.00.
good luck Wardy.
4 hours ago
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Paul Keall gave $200.00.
Enjoy the adventure!
4 hours ago
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Trish Brown gave $200.00.
I’m so jealous. Please take me next time!! Always the one for an interesting challenge. Enjoy. Garry Brown
3 hours ago
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James Silverton gave $100.00.
Well done John. Good Luck !!
2 hours ago
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Andrew Hines gave $100.00.
Good luck John - hopefully the 'shitbox' holds together...
2 hours ago
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Anonymous gave $300.00.
All the best Cobalt Blues!
1 hour ago
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Williamson Barwick gave $100.00.
Good Luck to the Cobalt Blues.
1 hour ago
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Verity Barritt gave $50.00.
Good luck John! Donating for Bec - at the start of her battle.
1 hour ago
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Avoca Drive Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Good luck gents :)
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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.

Almost $24 million 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.