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RACQ and Excavation Equipment Great Western Road Trip 2023

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The RACQ and Excavation Equipment Great Western Road Trip is back for its fourth year! This amazing family-friendly event will take you exploring through hidden gems of our region from Friday 29th September - Monday 2nd October, 2023. The route is a secret, the food is included, the activities are planned! All you need is a 4WD and your camping gear and we'll take care of the rest!

Get ready to explore new places, eat amazing local food, meet new people and support an incredibly important cause, as you'll be helping us raise funds for rural health programs in our region.

To help you get started, here's a list of things you'll need to pack for a worry-free journey.

  • Snacks for the car
  • Small change for fundraising events along the way
  • Orange flashing light for dust
  • Sleeping bags/swags
  • Tent or tarp
  • Camp chair
  • Esky or a portable camping fridge
  • Handheld UHF radio
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Thongs for the shower
  • Torch
  • Small first aid kit
  • Spare tyre and jack
  • Water
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat

Our friends from RACQ will also be providing full on-road support for the whole journey for any of those less than stellar moments.

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Important information:

  • The Great Western Road Trip (GWRT) is a fundraising event. Since 2020, our sponsors, roadtrippers, and community have helped the Foundation raise over $220,000 for rural health services in the Darling Downs. It is the goal of each registered vehicle to fundraise $1000. The Foundation will provide you with your own online fundraising page and plenty of tips to help you reach this goal!
  • The GWRT will include travelling to some remote areas and heading off the beaten track, with dirt roads and 4WD adventures. You will need a four-wheel drive (not all-wheel drive) vehicle with all-terrain type tyres. As some areas will have limited or no mobile service, a good UHF is also required.


  • Following the trip, you'll receive a free, commemorative USB with professionally edited trip footage, thanks to Foxtail Productions.
  • Order your official Great Western Road Trip Pilbara Long Sleeve shirt, available in Men's, Women's and Kid's and look the part on the trip! All shirt orders will be added to your welcome pack. Please refer to size charts below and let us know your required size/s when completing your order.


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