Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2022
$10,990
Raised
110%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2022 Autumn!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Wollongong to Mackay.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2022 Autumn rally target set at $2,500,000.

These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.


On a personal note, Jenny, the original owner of our car (a gold 1996 C class Mercedes) had passed away from cancer in 2000. The vehicle, Goldmember, has survived and has remained in the family since. Steve and his family feel its an honour that Goldmember can participate in a worthy cause - and in remembrance of Jenny.


Despite the name of this rally, we don't consider Goldmember is one. Goldmember has been well looked after and maintained over its 416,000 km 25 year life. We intend to drive Goldmember to the rally and back home again.


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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia to raise money for cancer research.

The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.

Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.

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raised: $2,148,472
target: $2,500,000
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7 months ago
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<p>Hi everyone.</p><p></p><p>By now you would have read up on our cause and why we are asking you to donate. We are also looking for sponsors by businesses which will give them exposure through logos on both the website and on Goldmember.</p><p></p><p>If you know of a business that may be willing to be a sponsor, please contact Nick or Steve directly or post in this thread.</p>
7 months ago
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7 months ago
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7 months ago
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Joanne Kuluveovski gave $100.00.
Hoping Goldmember lives during the rally to Die Another Day!
7 months ago
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Matt and Sue and Audrey Fraser gave $100.00.
Go well young men, may your trip he filled with plenty of beer and laughs.
7 months ago
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Camilla Jones gave $20.00.
Drive safe Steve and have a ripper time! Adam and Mill Jones xx
7 months ago
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Natasha Bolmat gave $50.00.
Fantastic cause!! Enjoy your adventure, (can’t wait to hear your stories). We hope Goldmember can make the distance!!
7 months ago
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Scott Lamont gave $50.00.
Good Luck Steve and enjoy the rally. Cheers Scott
7 months ago
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David Harrison gave $50.00.
Great cause Steve and good luck on your adventures.
7 months ago
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Stephen Dunn gave $60.00.
Go Steve! Anything for a good cause mate!
6 months ago
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Christopher Miles gave $100.00.
6 months ago
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Mark Horvarth gave $100.00.
Ahoy Steve, this is a great cause and it looks fun too. I'm sure Goldmember will run like a dream with your mechanical skills. Enjoy, MAH.
6 months ago
Thanks Mark, that is very generous of you. And yes, i hope Goldmember is reliable
6 months ago
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<p>Hi All. </p><p></p><p>Goldmember has been undertaking some endurance training. Last weekend she did a run to Walhalla and beyond to the Thompson Dam via a dirt track. She did very well on the 400km trip - no issues all, fuel economy was very good too. We rewarded Goldmember by stopping at a few pubs :) </p><p></p><p>There will be many more endurance and training trips to be performed in the future. If you are interested in taking part in future trips then please contact Nick and Steve on 0400858432 to secure your place.</p>
5 months ago
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Andrew Uren gave $100.00.
Good luck Steve but I really don't think you need it after the successful Canonball Run to Erica/Walhalla/Moe/Trafalgar and first outing of your very handy 12V fridge.
5 months ago
Thank you for your generous donation Andy, it is greatly appreciated. You forgot to mention the "North Canal Road" short cut (between the back blocks of Trafalgar and Moe), which resembled something like you would expect to drive along if you were to drive into Chernobyl.
5 months ago
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Burwood Automotive and Exhaust gave $1,390.00.
3 months ago
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Meri Uzunovski gave $50.00.
Wishing you all the very best and well done on taking on this cause.
3 months ago
Thanks Meri, your donation is very much appreciated
3 months ago
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Steve Hodgson gave $200.00.
Good luck team. Might try to catch up around Tibooburra.
3 months ago
Thanks for your fantastic donation Steve. And hopefully we get to catch up with you on the rally at Tibooburra
3 months ago
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<p>Hi everyone,</p><p></p><p>Nick and I hope everyone had a great Christmas break, we for sure did.</p><p>Fundraising raising is progressing well, however, we need to ramp it up a bit as the rally is less than 3 months away and we need to raise a lot more to hit our goal. If you are thinking of donating, don't hesitate, just do it - its a great cause.</p><p></p><p>We would like to thank our sponsor, Burwood Automotive, they have been providing fantastic support with preparing Goldmember. We hope you can support them by consider engaging their services next time you need your car serviced, a mechanical repair or a RWC. You can contact Burwood Automotive by visiting their website on www.burwoodautomotiveandexhaust.com.au or giving them a call on 03 9888 7000.</p><p></p><p>Once again, please share our story with others and give them an opportunity to donate to a worthy cause via other Goldmember team page https://autumn2022.shitboxrally.com.au/goldmember</p><p></p><p>Cheers, </p><p>Nick and Steve</p>
3 months ago
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Susan McPherson gave $200.00.
Best wishes on your courageous trip. I am sure the old gold gold will make it . And no doubt there will be fun to be had. Great cause. !!
3 months ago
Thank you so much Sue !!!
3 months ago
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Sue Simeone gave $20.00.
3 months ago
Thank you so much Sue
3 months ago
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Robyn McPherson gave $100.00.
Wonderful thing to do Steve, drive safely.
3 months ago
Thanks Auntie Rob, Emma and I hope to catch up soon now that Covid is almost over.
3 months ago
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Robyn Gwyther gave $50.00.
Good Luck Steve and Nick. Hope you and the Goldmember make it. Have fun. x
3 months ago
Thank you so much Rob for your generous donation. You are at the top of the queue if you want to go for a ride in Goldmember ;)
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $1,000.00.
2 months ago
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Tess Campbell gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Hi Tess, thankyou so much for your donation, its going to a great cause. We hope to catch up with you guys some day soon.
2 months ago
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David Stockdale gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Thankyou for your donation Dave and Christine.
2 months ago
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Craig Beuzeville gave $100.00.
Glad to support a great cause Steve. All the best to your team with the Rally.
2 months ago
Thanks Craig, your donation is appreciated. Next time i'm up your way, well catch up for a beer.
2 months ago
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Jia Lee gave $30.00.
Best of luck, Steve!
2 months ago
Thank you so much Jia!
2 months ago
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Focus Products Pty. Ltd. gave $1,890.00.
2 months ago
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Focus Kitchens & Bathrooms gave $50.00.
Wishing you all the best in the rally, I’m glad the Tyres will be put to good use. Cheers, Tina & David
1 month ago
Tina and David, Thank you so much for the donation, it was totally unexpected but we are very happy to receive it. As you know, it is for a great cause. P.S. I had your tyres fitted on Saturday and Goldmember is very happy (so am I). Thank you once again.
1 month ago
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<p>Hi everyone, not long to go before the big rally.</p><p>I just want to call out a thankyou or two.</p><p></p><p>I have been on the hunt for some commercial tyres for Goldmember and due to the size i needed had become uncommon 10+ years ago, it was proving to be a difficult task to achieve. That was until i saw an ad on Gumtree from Tina and Dave who are relocating their cabinet making business to another factory. They were having a factory sale getting rid of some item they no longer need and happened to have a set of 4 tyres that was exactly looking for. I got them for a bargain and after sharing my story about the rally, they also made a donation to our team. Tina and Dave are very down to earth honest people and I cant thank them enough for their generosity. If you are considering a new kitchen reno, cabinets for your bathroom or robes or even a idea's or a design, then please serious consider the services of Dave and Tina, their business website is <strong>https://focuskitchensandbathrooms.com.au</strong> and return the favour that they did for me.</p><p></p><p>Call out number 2 is Stuart at Burwood Automotive, He recently fixed the air-conditioning in Goldmember. As you know Burwood Automotive is a sponsor of Goldmember and we cant thank the team enough for all they have done. If you need mechanical repairs or servicing performed on your car, then please consider Burwood Automotive, their website is <strong>https://www.burwoodautomotiveandexhaust.com.au </strong></p>
1 month ago
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Christine Siderov gave $50.00.
Good luck Steve & Nick!
1 month ago
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John Harding gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Jayne Orth gave $50.00.
Best of luck. In memory of those who lost the fight and those fighting.
1 month ago
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Glenn Kilpatrick gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Andrew Lougheed gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Lo-Chlor Chemicals Australia gave $1,890.00.
1 month ago
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Haywood Industries gave $1,890.00.
1 month ago
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Albert Apostol gave $50.00.
4 weeks ago
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Brad McDiarmid gave $100.00.
Good luck team please keep some of the Photo's private
2 weeks ago
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David Cheeseman gave $50.00.
All the best Steve and team. Have fun!
2 weeks ago
Thanks Dave, and thank you for your generosity.
2 weeks ago
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Jason Taylor gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks JT, i hope to catch up for a beer soon.
2 weeks ago
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Luke Ponti gave $100.00.
Best of luck mate- brave man!
2 weeks ago
Thanks Luke. I'll tell you all about it at Prohibition one night soon.
2 weeks ago
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Philip Johnson gave $50.00.
Have fun !!
2 weeks ago
Cheers Phil, there are some interesting cars up here that should have been crushed a few years ago.
2 weeks ago
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Mark Carpenter gave $100.00.
Have a wonderful time and don’t break anything- especially yourselves
2 weeks ago
Cheers Mark. If anything breaks, i will fix it. I am the mechanic for 7 cars.
2 weeks ago
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Davin Magee gave $200.00.
Good luck Stevo! All the best Magee’s
2 weeks ago
Cheers Dav. Thanks for the second donation. You are a legend.
2 weeks ago
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Glenn Wheeler gave $50.00.
If in doubt…power out!…oh hang on, it’s a Mercedes not a VS Ute.
2 weeks ago
Cheers Glenn. The "if in doubt..." applies to all cars, the VS V8 utes just respond better.
1 week ago
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Wade Roberts gave $100.00.
1 week ago
Thanks for your donation Wade. I reckon i will have a few stories to share when we catch up over a beer.
1 week ago
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Dennis Perisa gave $100.00.
Good luck in the race Steve!
1 week ago
Thaks so much Dennis !!!
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.

Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.

Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.

In the past 12 years, over 29 million dollars has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.