Here’s the mechanics: spend the year fundraising, take one week, 70+ cars, some characters, bind it with camaraderie, fill it with laughter and serve it up on some of the most spectacular routes in Outback Australia. esCarpade is a ‘party with a purpose’, one of the best parts of this event - every dollar you raise and every kilometre you drive supports Aussie kids who are impacted by cancer.


Well here’s what you’re going to need:

  • At least 1 driver and 1 navigator (max four participants)
  • A car that’s at least 20 years old
  • Be available from Saturday 20th Oct - Saturday 27th Oct 2018
  • The MOTORvation to raise at least $5000 for an amazing Aussie cause!

Reckon you’ve got what it takes?



The very first esCarpade took place way back in 1992, had 25 cars and raised $75,000. Fast forward to today and our esCarpadians have driven 60,000km’s, shared countless laughs and raised $18 million for Camp Quality and their work with children whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

Driven over 60,000km

Raised $18 Million

26 Year History

Hans Elzerman, Car 1100, Dial Before You Dig

“A damn good cause in the best country in the world.”

Nick Richardson, Car 619, The Avengers

“It’s the best week of my year. I make more friends with each year I attend, and the friendships I already have grow stronger.  It’s great to see the response from the kids at the schools and to see what is achieved with the money we raise.”

Nigel and Cathy Wratten, Car 215, Minnie Mouse

“Just the most fantastic rewarding experience with great comradery.”


DATE: Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th October 2018
LOCATION: Bathurst – Lightning Ridge – Wagga Wagga

Day 1: Bathurst – Parkes – Dubbo
Day 2: Dubbo – Hermidale – Bourke
Day 3: Bourke – Glengarry Hilton – Lightning Ridge
Day 4: Lightning Ridge (Lay Day)
Day 5: Lightning Ridge - Baradine – Nyngan
Day 6: Nyngan – Condobolin – West Wyalong
Day 7: West Wyalong – Cootamundra – Wagga Wagga

Check out our latest news for a full overview of what to expect from the route for esCarpade 2018!