What is the Variety Bash?
The Variety Bash is the largest and longest running Australian charity motoring event! The Variety Bash is often imitated, but never bettered! It’s not a race or a rally, it’s a fun and social motoring event. In the words of the original “Basher” Dick Smith, it’s ‘a drive in the outback with a few mates’. The Variety Bash is a once in a lifetime chance to experience remote and regional parts of Australia that you might not otherwise see, all in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity.
During years not impacted by pandemics, entrants get to visit local towns, stopping into schools and organisations to visit the kids. 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 en route.
The event is all about having fun in support of Aussie kids. There are always festivities along the way, from fancy dress nights to entertainment, awards and other activities and games on the road.
The 2020 Variety Federal Group TasBash
2020 is an exceptional year, that requires an exceptional TasBash - The East Coast Special Edition.
Join us from Friday 13th November - Sunday 15th November 2020 on an exciting road trip adventure as we explore Tasmania’s beautiful towns and lesser travelled back roads with a group of whacky friends.
Theme yourselves or your cars and join the Beach Boys, Blinky Bill, the Croc Hunters, the Champettes, the Clampettes, the Wizard of Oz and many more as we explore Tassie – all in the name of giving Tassie kids a fair go!
In 2020 we will be taking the longest route possible while we explore the East Coast but the route will remain Tassie’s best kept secret until the day!
What do I need to take part?
A spirit of adventure and a good sense of fun! We have lots of resources to help you get off the beaten track and we’re here to support you along the way.
The minimum requirements to enter are:
- The team entry fee for the TasBash is $330 per crew.
- Each crew then gets FUNdraising for kids in need. To take part crews much reach a minimum fundraising total of $2,700.
- Provision fees for 2020 are $365 per person, which includes your lunch, dinner and entertainment for 3 days and a TasBash shirt and team plaque.
Your TasBash Car
Our boutique TasBash is slightly different from those on the Mainland, as there is no age restriction on your vehicle. All you need to do is to ensure your vehicle is themed (even if it's just the team inside that's dressed up) and has a HF radio.
Fri 13th Nov
Departure venue to be announced
Sat 14th Nov
Route to be confirmed
Sun 15th Nov
Route to be confirmed
Variety – the Children’s Charity is dedicated to empowering children who are sick, disadvantaged or have additional needs to live, laugh and learn. We achieve this through the provision of equipment, facilities and life experiences and by operating a straightforward and transparent grants program which draws on the funds raised through our events, sponsorships and donations.
All donations raised from the Variety TasBash go directly towards Tassie children who are sick, disadvantaged or have additional needs.
NEED A BASH CAR?
COST TO ENTER
The TasBash entry fee is $330 PLUS a minimum fundraising target to be met to help as many kids as we can! A meal and provisions levy is also due prior to the event at $365per person and includes lunch and dinner as well as various activities and entertainment, a TasBash shirt and team plaque.
ON ROAD SUPPORT
We all know our beautiful beasts can be a bit testy at times…that’s why the Variety TasBash provides full-on road support with our mobile workshop crews for the whole journey for peace of mind on those epic Tassie roads! If you have questions about the Variety TasBash, view our FAQs or get in touch!
The most common way to raise money is through fundraising events (such as corner collections, trivia nights, golf days etc.) or approaching to sponsors/supporters. Other ideas are available in our fundraising guide below (and we’re here to help!) Click to download the fundraising guide!
We can’t wait for you to join us on Australia’s longest running and most iconic charity motoring event! The Variety TasBash – ya gotta do it!
The Team at Variety Tasmania
Phone (03) 6248 4888