About the Dunga Derby

The Dunga Derby is the major fundraising event to support the Rally for A Cause Charity in their efforts to support local Fraser Coast families with life-limiting medical conditions in need of support. 

The 4 day car rally adventure is held the 1st week in August each year travels from Hervey Bay to the bush, with a field of 55 Dunga cars and support vehicles - having a load of fun along the way!  

THE 2019 DUNGA DERBY WILL BE HELD FROM THE 1ST TO THE 4TH AUGUST.

Registrations will open on Friday 15th February via this website.  

HOW DOES IT WORK?

To enter your team you pay a registration fee that covers the costs of your meals, accommodation, entertainment, activities, event insurances, permit fees & charges and included Dunga merchandise (shirt etc).

Each of our teams then fundraises (a minimum of $2,000), with these proceeds going directly to the Rally for a Cause Charity efforts. 

The 2019 Dunga Derby registration costs are:

  • $1,050 per team of 3 (or less)
  • $1,400 per team of 4
    (Note: The maximum number of people per vehicle is 4)

Dunga cars should be purchased for under $2,000 and need to be more than 10 years old. If you would like to bring something a bit more comfortable then a small “Luxury Car Tax” of $300 per vehicle may be paid in addition to your minimum fundraising (this fee goes direct to the charity).

In the lead up to the derby the teams fundraise over six months with loads of events throughout that time - everything from barefoot bowls to BBQ’s and even a High Tea. The Fraser Coast buzzes with activity and the business community get right behind us, sponsoring our teams and their vehicles (the dunga's!)

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DERBY?

Well most of it is a closely guarded secret.....you won't know where we'll be going, what we'll be doing and where we'll be staying.  Each morning and afternoon new route instructions are provided and you'll go with the flow....with some fun adventure stops and activities along the way.

Campsite facilities will be provided (they may be basic with limited showers - but it's only 3 nights!). Bring your swag, or tent, or sleep under your dunga if you like. The Dunga Derby officials will take care of your meals and provide entertainment, while you take care of your own drinks, refreshments and snacks.

TEAMS

Dunga teams should consist of 3 (or 4) persons who are happy to share the driving.

Each of our teams has a responsibility to raise a minimum $2,000 ($2,500 for a team of 4), which goes directly to the Charity efforts.

We encourage entries from friends, businesses & workplaces and for those wanting to add more fun, costumes and vehicle themes make things interesting.

THE DUNGA CARS

Dunga cars should be purchased for under $2,000 and need to be more than 10 years old. 

We have friends who can help you find a cheap car – however your car must be roadworthy and must hold CTP and third party insurance. It is absolutely your responsibility to ensure that your Dunga is safe. You may find the perfect Dunga and invest some love into it to keep it and use it year after year.

Themed cars are welcome and encouraged, they really add to the event.

You will receive a sticker pack including door sticker and sponsors sticker that you will need to include on your car in the prescribed locations.  Other than those you are welcome to theme your car and proudly display the stickers of your own supporting donors or sponsors.

Prizes will be awarded for stunts, teamwork, and participation… we have an awards function following the Derby.

Our Dunga entrants experience good natured rivalry and camaraderie and are treated to the finest old fashioned country hospitality.  The Dunga Derby is not a race or a timed event - it's about raising funds to support the Fraser Coast and other communities we visit along the way.

 

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