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QLD State Black Dog Ride 2023

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QLD State Black Dog Ride 2023

Queensland State Black Dog Ride 2023 aims to start a national conversations about depression and suicide prevention. Help us get the country talking and join us on this epic journey around our great state.

Ride Registration

Registration for the full Qld State Black Dog Ride 2023 includes:

  • Entry and participation in the fully organised Ride 
  • Back up of a Support Vehicle 
  • State Ride 2023 cloth patch, round ride decal, and bumper sticker
  • Ride shirt (excludes 1 day riders/pillions) - Shirts will be sent out after the ride.

    Ride Itinerary 

    The detailed ride itinerary and accommodation options are currently being planned and will be updated online. Please do not book accommodation until you receive that update, as we will have some suggestions for each stop. That helps keep everyone together as well. 

    The broad itinerary for this ride is as follows.

    Check in: 7:30 - 9:00am at Woodpecker Bar & Grill, Cnr Rowley & Facer Rds, Burpengary Meadows, Qld, 4505

    Total Distance: Approximately 3,600kms

    Daily route:

    Saturday 12th August - Burpengary to Warwick (263kms)

    Sunday 13th August - Warwick to St George (400kms)

    Monday 14th August - St George to Cunnamulla (293kms)

    Tuesday 15th August - Cunnamulla to Charleville (via Quilpie) (510kms)

    Wednesday 16th August  - Charleville to Barcaldine (409kms)

    Thursday 17th August - Barcaldine to Winton (286kms)

    Friday 18th August - Winton to Longreach (179kms)

    Saturday 19th August - Longreach Community Engagement Event

    Sunday 20th August - Longreach to Emerald (416kms)

    Monday 21st August - Emerald to Roma (402kms) (Final night)

    Tuesday 22nd August - Roma to ...home (Brisbane or beyond)

    Ride Preparation

    It is imperative that riders ensure their bike is registered, roadworthy, and in proper working order, ready for the significant distance ride ahead. It is also imperative that riders and pillion passengers are fit and well enough for the journey. Black Dog Ride does not take responsibility for these matters.

    Share the Ride

    Each state has a Facebook Group to help you connect with fellow riders. Once you have registered for this ride you can go to your state's Facebook Group and apply for membership. Here's the link to the state group.

    QLD Black Dog Riders


    Start your fundraising efforts HERE. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


    Our Online Shop has our standard range of merchandise for sale all year round. You can access our shop via our website,

    We will have Merchandise on the ride for purchase 

    Ride Coordinator

    Your Coordinator for this ride is Michael Young. You can reach him via email on if you have any specific questions about the ride.

    The safety and wellbeing of all Black Dog Ride participants is our priority: While participating in Black Dog ride events, at any time where you are, or are likely to be, in control of a vehicle, the consumption of alcohol and illegal drugs is prohibited. At all times, the use of illegal substances is prohibited. At the conclusion of the event or days documented riding, and/or if an event includes multiple days, including evening social events and meals, we expect your decision to consume alcohol to be in moderation and within legal limitations. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in your immediate disqualification from further participation in the event, and no refunds will be given

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    Refund policy

    Refunds are available up to 30 days prior to the event