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2024 Sydney March Drive Day

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm



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 Sydney Drive Day in March 2024? 

After the success of our first Sydney Drive Day last year we are absolutely thrilled to bring our Local Legends back together for another drive. 

Starting at Cataract Dam near Appin and ending with lunch in Berima in the Southern Highlands, this will be a beautifully scenic and relaxed drive, with plenty of interesting roads to inspire our driving enthusiasts.

Lunch can be ordered upon arrival at our ending destination and we invite you to join us for this group lunch to conclude the event.

We’re grateful for the ongoing support of Helen from Driven Women Magazine and DAD Ambassador Zak Adkins from Chasing Cars who are again stepping up as Local Legends to deliver this day for our Sydney community.  



Registrations are now closed. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

When: Sunday 17th March 2024
Arrival from 8:30am
Briefing at 9:30am 
Hitting the road by 10:00am
Start: Appin Park, Appin
Finish: Berrima

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 sarah@driveagainstdepression.com.au


How to Participate

Pop the date in your diary and gather your mates!

Registrations are now closed. If you need to chat with us about this event, please contact us at connect@driveagainstdepression.com.au

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. 


*Event Terms & Conditions


March 17
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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