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2024 DAD and Berwick Ford Autumn Drive Day

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please contact us for any questions regarding this event.


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’s Happening for the Melbourne Autumn Drive Day in May 2024? 

We’re delighted to be bringing you our Autumn Drive Day in collaboration with our long-time friends at Berwick Ford. Our drive route will start in their newly-renovated dealership, head out to morning tea, and loop back to conclude at the dealership. This provides a perfect opportunity to meet up with mates and share a car, knowing that we will end back at our start location.



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

When: Sunday 5th May 2024
Arrival from 8:00am
Briefing at 9:00am 
Hitting the road by 9:30am
Start: Berwick Ford
Finish: Berwick Ford

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’re grateful for the ongoing support of the team at Berwick Ford who help make sure our Autumn Drive Day runs each year.

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



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May 5
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Berwick Ford


Sarah Davis
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