FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the cost of registration?
Your initial registration fee is $350, which covers your car registration. You only need to pay one registration fee per team.
How much is the individual fee?
The individual fee is $1000 per person.
The individual fee allows us to provide you the safest and most enjoyable Rally event possible inclusive of all meals and camping fees as well as a much sought after merchandise pack! Each team will be provided with RallySafe which is a purpose built satellite positioning system that will keep you in constant contact with rally official and enable your friends to track your trip from home. RallySafe is even used by both the Australian Rally Championship and World Rally Championship.
When is the individual fee due?
We have developed personalised monthly payment plans. Depending on when each individual registers within your team will depend on the total due each month. All individual fees are due three months prior to the event on 31st March 2020.
Can the $3,300 fundraising commitment be shared across the team?
Each team is required to fundraise a minimum of $3,300. Each individual team member can contribute to that total amount.
What sort of car can I take on the Rally?
The Great Endeavour Rally takes you on (and off) some of Australia’s greatest roads and is a great test for both car and team. The Rally is achievable for most vehicles provided you have a good set of tyres (all terrain tyre preferred) and reasonable ground clearance.
What sort of safety equipment do I need to carry?
We’re big on safety and you need to be able to carry a few extras to tackle some of the most remote areas on the Rally route. This includes a couple of spare tyres and recovery equipment should you find yourself stuck in the mud or bull dust. We can supply a full list of requirements upon request.
Can I take my daily drive on the Rally?
If your daily drive is a 4WD you’re near set to take on the adventure of a lifetime. A few extras would be all that’s needed.
If you’re nervous about driving your vehicle on the odd rough road get in touch and we can talk you through a typical day behind the wheel.
How will I know if my car is Rally ready?
We can provide you with a scrutineering list for you to pass onto your local mechanic so they can run their eye over your car.
What if a company wants to sponsor my car?
Getting your vehicle sponsored is a great way to help you reach your fundraising goals. The Great Endeavour Rally team have a wealth of experience in arranging sponsorship so please get in touch if you'd like to chat. We are happy to provide advice and ideas.
What support do you provide to reach my fundraising goal?
It is the responsibility of each team to raise the minimum fundraising commitment. We are here to support you along the way with ideas and to formulate a plan of attack. We know what works well and what doesn’t! After you register you will receive lots of ideas for a variety of fundraising events and activities.
What is the impact of my fundraising?
The generosity from Rally participants and donors has raised more than $10 million over 31 editions of the Great Endeavour Rally.
Your support makes an immediate impact, helping turn possibilities into reality for people with a disability.
Past fundraising from the Rally has contributed to:
- Independent living technology to two new properties in Innisfail
- Upgraded independent living environments in Toowoomba
- Building renovations to the Redcliffe Learning and Lifestyle centre
- New music and sporting equipment in Townsville, Bundaberg and Brisbane
- Outdoor shelter and outdoor furniture for people in Wacol
- New biscuit oven, biscuit co-extruder, and training and development equipment for people in Kingaroy
- Two sensory rooms to the Hervey Bay and Ipswich Learning and Lifestyle centres
- Refurbishment of the Learning & Lifestyle service for people in Townsville
- iPads and software for people in Learning & Lifestyles across QLD
How many people can I have in my team?
You can have as many people in your team as you can fit safely in your vehicle.
Can we enter more than one car?
Yes you can enter as many cars as you like, please keep in mind that the minimum fundraising commitment is applied to each vehicle that enters the Rally.
Is the Rally safe?
Organisers of the Great Endeavour Rally place a significant emphasis on participant safety and aim to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. Each participating car is fitted with a RallySafe unit which is a global tracking and timing system. This RallySafe unit ensures you are always in contact with us and can communicate even when your mobile phone is out of range.
With the dedicated support of the Australian Army, as well as medical support, help is never too far away. The whole team works together to make sure no one gets left behind.
I know how to drive a car but that’s about it, can I still do the Rally?
Absolutely, we have the support of the Australian Army who provide mechanical support along the way. If they can’t get you up and running on the side of the road they will put in the hours at night to get you to the start line the next morning. The Rally community is full of people with experience and mechanical ability. Even if you aren’t mechanically minded there are plenty of people around to help out.
What is accommodation like on the rally?
The Rally goes to some of the most remote and scenic locations in Australia, and as such accommodation is limited and you will be required to camp. There’s nothing quite like a swag under the stars out bush! We do attempt to access facilities where possible so you can shower however this isn’t always possible.
All participants will be required to cover their own accommodation on the evening prior to departure in St George and for the final night in Charleville. We are able to recommend preferred accommodation providers.