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 45 Dunga cars and support vehicles - having a load of fun along the way!  

THE 2023 SUNSHINE COAST DUNGA DERBY IS DONE AND DUSTED.  THE AUGUST EVENT RAISED $302,067 FOR THE SUNSHINE COAST COMMUNITY!

THE 2024 EVENT DATES ARE THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST TO SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST 2024

Registrations have now closed for the the 2024 Sunshine Coast Dunga Derby.  If you would like to make enquiries for the 2025 Dunga Derby please email sunshinecoast@dungaderby.com.au 

We'd love to have you in the Dunga Derby family!

 

 Before you register!
If your team features a person with a disability (or a medical condition that requires support or attention), we want to catch up before registration. 
 
This is a requirement of the registration application so we can ensure everyone is safe and has an incredible time on the event.
 
Please email sunshinecoast@dungaderby.com.au to book a time to catch up. 
  

HOW DOES IT WORK?

REGISTRATION:

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, to a maximum of 4 people,  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 Registration fees for the 2024 Dunga Derby are $1,260 for a team of 3 people (or less), or $1,680 for a team of 4 people.

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

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DUNGA DERBY REGISTRATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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 people who are happy to share the driving. We are an over 18s event! 

Each team must have a minimum of 2 licenced drivers (Open or P's).  Learners drivers are not permitted to drive on the Dunga Derby.

Each of our teams has a responsibility to raise a minimum $3,000 for a team of 3 (or less) and $3,500 for a team of 4.  All funds raised go directly to the Rally for a Cause Charity efforts.

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

THE DUNGA CARS

Dunga cars should be over 10 years old!  

If the year of manufacture of your Dunga is pre 2000 then It's Definitely a Dunga.  If your Dunga is between 2000 - 2014 then It is a Dunga, and if its year of manufacture is after 2014 then It is NOT a Dunga and a "Luxury Car Tax" of $300 per vehicle is to be paid on registration.  If you would also like to bring something that is a 4WD then the "Luxury Car Tax" also applies.

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 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 stickers 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 fundraising, teamwork, and participation amongst others… 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 Sunshine Coast and communities we visit along the way.

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For more information download our Dunga Derby guides.

Welcome Guide 2024
Sponsors Guide 2024

 Catch one of our great recipient stories here:

 

Dunga Derby has strong community values, and believes in it's ability to serve the community.  If you have any concerns or complaints, please click this link: Dunga Derby Complaints and Concerns

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