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2018 Kidney Kar Rally

Join Our 30th Rally Adventure (3 - 11 August 2018)

Goulburn to Queanbeyan, via Ballarat 

The route

The 4000km, eight day adventure begins in Goulburn and travels through many towns and villages as far south as Ballarat and finishes at Queanbeyan.

Motor enthusiasts won't travel the usual tourist routes, but use a variety of exclusive roads on private properties, tracks and trails through National Parks and State Forests seeing the best Australia has to offer. This is a fun route, certain to challenge and test the skills of both driver and navigator. See more photos on our Gallery web page.

New friends

This will be the 30th consecutive Kidney Kar Rally and is guaranteed to be one of the greatest holidays of your lifetime! We'll introduce you to many new friends who are all participating for not only a great time but to support a good cause.

Rally for a cause

By joining the 2018 Kidney Kar Rally you'll make a difference to children affected by kidney disease. Funds raised support Kidney Health Australia's Kidney Kids Camps, which allow children with kidney disease to enjoy fun filled days of camps and activities whilst still receiving the necessary life-saving medical care.

Who can enter?

Entrants come from across Australia and rally in all types of vehicles, not just rally class. Any registered road vehicle can take part. The rally caters to everyone, regardless of age or driving experience. 

Whilst there’s camaraderie between participants, the Rally is competitive and organised by individuals who have rallied competitively for most of their lives. It's not a race, but a test of skill, and is designed to allow the novice and the experienced to participate on a level playing field. 

If you’d like to join our next Rally or would like more information, phone Road Director, John Paine, on freecall 1300 300 544, or email kidneykarrally@kidney.org.au to receive an information pack.  To be best prepared for the adventure, we recommend you register before April. 

  • Registration fee is $250 per vehicle
  • Fundraising minimum is $4,500 per rally vehicle
  • Fundraising minimum is $2,500 per back-up/kruise vehicle
  • The fee includes all meals, insurance cover for driver and navigator, your own team photobook and CD, event polo top, other merchandise items and road book
  • For additional team members add $850 per person

Our 2018 registration form can be viewed here

Kar definitions

Rally – These kars compete in the Rally section and follow the course that has been set by the organisers.

Kruise – These kars stay on the better roads (bitumen where possible) and meet up with everyone for meals and overnight stops. Kruise kars are not allowed to travel through the rally course at any time.

Back-up – These kars are optional and can be nominated by a rally entrant to travel as their support vehicle. Back-ups are allowed to travel through the rally course, but only at the back of the field.

Vehicle requirements

To make certain that your kar is ‘ready to rally’, read the updated Kidney Kar Rally Vehicle Requirements here.

All vehicles participating in the Rally must adhere to certain vehicle requirements, whether they be rally, kruise or back-up entrants. All other requirements and information will be in your Kidney Kar Rally Entry Pack, which you will receive on registration.

2017 Rally Wrap-up

Griffith to Wagga Wagga, via Tibooburra – 11 to 19 August 2017

Eight action packed days and 4,000kms later and we have come to the end of another Kidney Kar Rally. And what a journey it was, with 65 cars travelling from Griffith to Wagga Wagga via Tibooburra and raising funds to support children affected by kidney disease!

Outright Winners

A huge congratulations to the top three outright placing teams, Bathurst Surf Life Saving Club in 1st place, team Artline in 2nd place and Rusty Racing in 3rd place. 

Top Fundraisers

Congratulations to the top 3 fundraisers, team Artline in 1st, team Bathurst Surf Lifesaving Club in 2nd and team XPLANT in 3rd. A special mention to team Good Shift, highest fundraisers of the 16 rally newcomers. Thank you and what an inspirational effort by all! 

To view photos of 2017's mighty adventure, visit our gallery here

2017 overall and  daily scores

To view other Kidney Kar Rally history and results, visit here


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