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2023 December Drive Day

December 3, 2023

Registration closes Thursday 30th November, 12:00pm


Why We Drive

DAD drive days are always about connection and community. They hold the intention to normalise mental health problems and mental illness, promote conversations around these and offer pathways for seeking further support.

We use driving and the shared enthusiasm for cars and great roads as our way of connecting and escaping downward emotional spirals. We know that connection is vital for mental wellbeing, and DAD events deliver this in spades. 

DAD isn’t a club, it’s a community. Please don’t feel you need to have a particular model or age of car to attend – if you love it, bring it. 

Our drive days are strictly social and non-competitive. We use open roads and carefully plan our drive routes to make them as safe and logical as possible, while using engaging roads with new scenery for a great day out. 

We advocate for using DAD drive days as an inclusive environment to start your mental health conversation where you feel comfortable to do so, however DAD drive days are not a crisis service and keeping everyone safe on the road is of utmost importance. 


What Happening for the December Drive Day? 

This Christmas Drive Day has been intentionally planned as relaxed, easy and focused on conversation and connection.

We’re getting together for a laid back, old fashioned DAD cruise to reconnect and look after ourselves before the end of year rush takes hold. This drive route is short, snappy and thoroughly enjoyable, and it takes us back to the roots of DAD’s mission – mental wellness through the freedom of driving. 

We know that this time of year can be a mixed bag of emotions, so we’re putting together a perfect blend of excellent roads and a short drive route to be concluded with wise words of practical support from Olly Bridge💪



Register below to book your attendance – we’re excited to share this event with you!

When: Sunday 3rd December 2023
Arrival from 8:30am (coffee van will be onsite)
Briefing at 9:30am 
Hitting the road by 10:00am
Start: Lilydale Flying School at Lilydale Airport
Finish: Marysville, with Olly’s end of year wellness tips at approximately 12:00pm

The full event details and drive route pack will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the event. 


Event Partner

For each event, we invite partnerships to create shared impact and help make sure our drives hit the road. As a volunteer-run registered charity, we operate based on the commitment of our wonderful team, and we are seeking financial resourcing to support that. 

We have witnessed the capacity of DAD events to change lives. We know what it means to our community to have these safe spaces and opportunities for connection in a way that isn’t offered elsewhere. We have big plans for supporting our community and creating lasting impact, and partnerships help significantly with our capacity to achieve that vision. 

If you or your business are interested in discussing partnership opportunities or understanding more about the options (of which there are several), please contact Sarah via connect@driveagainstdepression.com.au


How to Participate

Pop the date in your diary and gather your mates!

Registrations are now open, please complete the details below.

The donation and registration fields are below for your use, and event terms and conditions are at the bottom of this page.

As a registered charity we are proud to offer tax deductibility for your donations, and thank you for your generosity which allows us to provide these important events.

*If you’re interested in supporting as a DAD Local Legend or sponsor,  please let us know in the “Additional Comments” section on the below form. 


Registrations are now closed.


*Event Terms & Conditions


December 3, 2023
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