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 Sunshine Coast families with life-limiting medical conditions in need of financial and/or practical assistance.

The 4 day car rally adventure will travel from the coast to the bush - and back, with a field of 55 Dunga cars and support vehicles - having a load of fun along the way!  

The 2022 dates are July 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st. 


REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THE 2022 EVENT! Email sunshinecoast@dungaderby.com.au to register your interest for 2023- we'd love to have you in the Dunga Derby family. 

If your team comprises participants in a 3rd party relationship, such as a scenario whereby you have people in your car who are, or could be perceived to be, a recipient of personal services of one or more other members of the team... then we need to talk to you. Are you an NDIS provider? Supporting a person with medical needs?

We have allocated a generous percentage of total entries to teams who fall into this scenario, this is in addition to the advertised allocation of available entries. 
If this is you, please do not proceed with a traditional registration, rather please email sunshinecoast@dungaderby.com.au. Your email will be timestamped. 

Prior to registering your Team, you will need to gather the following:

    • Decide what registration type:  either a team of 3 (or less) $1200, or a Team of 4, $1600.
  • Please do not pay any luxury tax with your registration. This will be invoiced to you separately if it applies to your car. 
  • Pay your registration fee (either $1200 or $1600) via direct deposit to the bank listed below and save a copy of your payment receipt. You will need this to be uploaded to complete your registration. 
  • Details of your team vehicle - make, model and year.
  • Your Team Number - You must use the same car number you had last year.
  • Team Name - This can be the same as you had last year, or you can change it.
  • Team Captains Contact Details - Full name, email and phone number, and a picture of your license.
  • Name, phone number and email address for each team member. The email for each participant must be an individual email address, it cannot be the same for more than 1 person registering.
  • A Team Photo – this will be displayed on the public website profile page.
  • A short Team Bio - This is the fun bit. Give us some fun info about your team. This info will be displayed on your team profile page.




To enter your car you pay a Team Registration fee that covers, up to 3 people per car. You might think of this as the 'Car Fee'. 

You can add an extra member (4) at registration.

The registration fee covers the costs of your meals, accommodation, entertainment, activities, event insurances, permit fees & charges, stickers and includes Dunga merchandise (shirt/hat/stubby cooler)! 

Our costs are not pro rata, and cannot be calculated cheaper for teams of 2 (the band we hire won't charge us less because there are less in your team, your car still needs the same amount of stickers, no matter how many people are in it, Route Notes and prep, signage, software and all the other behind the scenes items we develop to give you an awesome 'dunga'. These are team costs and not an individual cost.)

The Car cost is the team cost, and we do it for a great cause, so we do it with a smile! :)

Your team fundraises (a minimum of $2,000 for a team of 3 or less, or $2,500 for a team of 4), with these proceeds going directly to the Rally for a Cause Charity efforts.  


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).


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.


Dunga teams should consist of 3 or less people who are happy to share the driving. We are an over 18s event! 

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.


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 communities we visit along the way.

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Welcome Guide 2022
Sponsors Guide 2022
Sponsors Brochure


What about COVID-19?
COVID-19 has been around for a while, it has not got in the way of our spectacular event so far. Put simply: we'll follow whatever the rule is at the time. 




Meet some of our 2022 Sponsors - the Sunshine Coast Event Major Sponsor for 2022:

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Major Partner - Rally for a Cause - Hyne Timber

2022 Sunshine Coast Dunga Derby Major Sponsor - Simple Solutions

Rally Partners

Media Partners

Contra Sponsors 2022

Road Hog Pace Car