Goal $6,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$6,560
Raised
109%
Our Story …

UPDATED!! Restrictions have lifted and the SHITBOX RALLY IS BACK ON!!


We're a couple of great mates (Brent & Jono) from Avalon on Sydney's Northern Beaches!


Our team is named "BAGHDAD CAB", as we will be driving a 1979 Mercedes 300D, a car used as a taxi throughout much of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, still to this day!


We found our gold Mercedes on Gumtree sitting in a paddock on a 55,000 acre goat farm in Bourke! We paid $800 for her!


All Shitboxs' must be 2WD and have cost less than $1,000.


In late March, we'll be driving across the dry and red dusty dirt roads of outback NSW, QLD and SA, from Hay to Adelaide via Cameron Corner and William Creek North of Lake Eyre in Shitbox Rally 2022!!


The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th year having raised over $28 million. Part of each teams participation is that they each raise a minimum of $6,000 with most teams raising well above this, with an overall target for the rally 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.


So ANY donations you can spare, big or small will be greatly appreciated, so tell your family and friends to dig deep and help stop cancer in its tracks!


Thank you for your support and keep an eye out for our upcoming fundraiser events!


Jono & Brent - "Baghdad Cab"

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Here's what I'm doing …

Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour 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.

raised: $2,104,934
target: $2,500,000
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2 years ago
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Jonathan Papworth gave $1,000.00.
Good Luck Brent and Jono!! Well done on getting to the start line!! Love from the locals of Avalon.
1 year ago
A Huge THANK YOU to our families for kicking off the fundraising! Cheers Jono & Brent
2 years ago
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<p>This will give you the flavour of the rally!! Big & dirty!!</p>
1 year ago
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Emma Pate gave $100.00.
Inspired. Great work boys!
1 year ago
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Ben Pomeroy gave $100.00.
Let’s go boys
1 year ago
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Nikki Freeman gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Amanda POMEROY gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Roberta Easton gave $100.00.
Go boys
1 year ago
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Rhys Hounslow gave $100.00.
Go For it Guys. Looking forward to the event
1 year ago
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GIDDIS gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Nina Salerno gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Julie & Peter Bishop gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Nikki Goldstein gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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Rebecca Vowels gave $100.00.
For Rebecca and Jonathan Vowels
1 year ago
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Rod Hill gave $100.00.
Great to see you back out on the road again!
1 year ago
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Lindsey Evams gave $100.00.
David Eden & Lindsey Evans
1 year ago
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MARKETKNOWLEDGE PTY LTD gave $100.00.
Dick and Ingrid
1 year ago
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Jenny Wilmot gave $100.00.
Looking forward to the event
1 year ago
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Sarah & Peter Hatcher gave $50.00.
Hope we all get unlocked long before the rally! Go well you good things! Sarah & Pete
1 year ago
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Janny & Albert Groenheyde gave $100.00.
1 year ago
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ray payne gave $100.00.
Keep up the good record of the Merc's!
1 year ago
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Wendy and Chris Tocchini gave $100.00.
Legends!!
1 year ago
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Charles Hill gave $100.00.
Vicki and I are looking forward to joining you September 4th at Bilgola SLS Club!
1 year ago
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Loz Duffield gave $200.00.
Have a good one boys
1 year ago
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Peter Hatcher gave $50.00.
Hey Jonathan, Sarah only bought one ticket - so here's Mine!!
1 year ago
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David Madew gave $100.00.
Rom and Dave - onya Jono!
1 year ago
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Sheilah Hogan gave $200.00.
Wow, all the way to Baghdad? That deserves a Donation! Great cause, great guys, great wheels. All the best, Mick and Sheilah Casey
1 year ago
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Rebecca Tyson gave $100.00.
Good luck fellas , Bec and John
1 year ago
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Pim van Gestel gave $100.00.
Thanks for the peace and quite in the neighbourhood.
1 year ago
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Ric Cary gave $50.00.
1 year ago
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Bottom Line Control Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Go Jono!!!
1 year ago
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Jane Fryer gave $50.00.
Best wishes for the rally! Jane & Jeff Fryer
1 year ago
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Michael Gardiner gave $250.00.
Good luck to the Baghdad guys! Michael, Arabella & Cleo
1 year ago
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Richard Crighton gave $100.00.
Good luck lads!
1 year ago
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Ralf Moller gave $100.00.
Go well boys and look after the old Merc
1 year ago
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Jonathan Papworth gave $160.00.
Thanks to everyone who donated to our collection box at BILLY’S Cafe at Bilgola Beach!!
11 months ago
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Murray and Keira Thomas gave $100.00.
Sorry for Biden our time to donate.
5 months ago
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Ange Teulon gave $50.00.
Go the Baghdad Cabbies!
5 months ago
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<p>Having sat in a field for 4 plus years, being baked in the QLD sun, our 43 year old diesel Merc was close to scrap.... but after quite a few beers and lots of back slapping, we began many hours of cutting out rust in floors, wheel arches, guards, boot wells and some more structural areas, we welded in some metal from our donor wreck and replaced a windscreen, which leaks and put on some paint!! We are done with the body! Just need to find 3rd and 4th gears in the tranny and unlock the brakes which are seized and our Shitter will be ready! </p>
5 months ago
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jonathan Wilmot gave $200.00.
Good luck boys great effort Jonathan & Jenny W
5 months ago
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Mick Johns Construction gave $100.00.
I'm sure you two will get up to all sorts of mischief!
5 months ago
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Kerry Waldron gave $100.00.
Good luck guys - enjoy the trip
5 months ago
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Ruth Manns gave $100.00.
looking forward to another great event Johnathon! great work, enjoy the ride1
5 months ago
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Steph and Nick Brook gave $100.00.
5 months ago
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MJC gave $100.00.
5 months ago
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Brad Goosen gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Megan Nicholas gave $100.00.
Joni, Love your commitment to raising funds for cancer
5 months ago
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Bradley Goosen gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Kingsley Gibson gave $100.00.
Go the Taxi. Sally and Kingsley
5 months ago
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mitch and mark HOME gave $100.00.
Thank you for inviting us to be part of this brilliant initiative!!
5 months ago
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make a stand gave $200.00.
Cancer Sux.
5 months ago
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Geoff Bell gave $100.00.
Love a good road trip for a great cause!
5 months ago
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Mia Asker gave $200.00.
F..k Cancer
5 months ago
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Michael Gillmeister gave $100.00.
4 months ago
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Kingsley Gibson gave $200.00.
Baghdad Cad driven by two Baghdad Bandits Best Wishes Kingsley and Sally
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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.

More than $30 million over the past 12 years 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.