SA Variety Bash | Port Adelaide to McLaren Vale | 12-19 Aug 2023

The 2023 SA Variety Bash will start in Port Adelaide and travel through regional Australian towns such as Broken Hill, Bunnerungee, and Pinaroo before crossing the finish line in McLaren Vale.

The Variety Bash is not a race or a rally, but a fun and social event, or in the words of the originator Dick Smith, ‘A drive in the outback with a few mates’ to raise money for Variety, The Children’s Charity.  Variety supports kids and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with disability.

The SA Variety Bash runs for 8 days and the route and destination changes each year. During the event there are various trophies awarded to encourage fundraising, fun themes, fun for the kids and overall fun – the ultimate winners of the Bash are the kids in need with proceeds raised.

As the only motoring event in Australia that supports kids in need on the road, they are always focused on raising money during the lead up to the event, but they also find it important to be stopping along the way to surprise schools and organisations with grants from your fundraising.

The Variety Bash was created in 1985 by adventurer Dick Smith when he took a group of friends for a drive he called ‘The Bourke to Burketown Bash’.  

Vehicles must be in standard condition with a minimum age of 25 years. The drivers and crews, however, are anything but standard issue with most Bashers following the one major rule – don’t take it seriously and have fun!


Follow the Bash via their Facebook page

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SA Variety Bash website.

What:  SA Variety Bash 2023

When  Saturday 12 to Saturday 19 August 2023

Where Port Adelaide to McLaren Vale, South Australia

Who Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: SA Variety Bash


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