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2024 Melbourne Summer Drive Day
February 11 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
For any questions regarding this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Summer Drive Day?
DAD Legends Andrew and Georgie Weir have set a brilliant drive route starting at Chalk Coffee Roasters in Hoppers Crossing, cruising through Meredith and ending at Mount Egerton Reserve.
After cruising through some of the most picturesque parts of Melbourne’s west we’ll be ending with a self-catered picnic lunch. Participants are invited to bring their own picnic or purchase local produce in Meredith. Barbecue facilities will also be available at Mount Egerton Reserve.
Register below to book your attendance – we’re excited to share this event with you!
When: Sunday 11th February 2024
Arrival from 8:30am
Briefing at 9:30am
Hitting the road by 10:00am
Start: Chalk Coffee Roasters (with, obviously, great coffee!)
Finish: Mount Egerton Reserve, Mount Egerton. Note: Meredith is the last stop to purchase lunch items
The full event details and drive route pack will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the event.
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 email@example.com