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esCarpade 2018

DATE:  20th – 27th October 2018

LOCATION: Bathurst – Lightning Ridge – Wagga Wagga


Real superheroes use their cars for good not evil. Get on board Australia’s happiest and wackiest motoring adventure and make a difference to kids impacted by cancer.

Camp Quality esCarpade is Australia’s happiest and wackiest motoring adventure! The week-long journey is held to raise money to support Aussie kids impacted by cancer.

The event is a culmination of year-long fundraising by teams of entrants (esCarpadians). They spend 12 months decorating their cars (which must be at least 20 years old, i.e. pre-1997) and encouraging people to donate to their fundraising activities.

Each entrant must raise at least $5,000 per car. The money goes directly to Camp Quality and our work to support children impacted by cancer, and their families.

In October, each year the 80+ cars come together over seven days, for a week fuelled by fun, filled with challenges and rewarding experiences. Driving skills will be put to the test as entrant’s tackle dirt roads travelling through unique and picturesque areas of outback Australia! Along the way we'll pull into towns with a fanfare of sirens, horns, lights and colour to spread the Camp Quality cheer. We'll visit local schools with Camp Quality's Primary School Education Program who perform an interactive puppet show that dispels common myths and misconceptions about cancer.

It’s not a race or a rally. It’s a huge dose of the best medicine: laughter.



How your support helps

Close to 16,500 children grow up with cancer in Australia every year. Our goal is to ensure every child in this situation, and their family has equal access to our innovative programs nationwide

The money raised through esCarpade 2018 will support Camp Quality in continuing to deliver innovative services that help provide the best quality of life for children impacted by cancer and their families.

Fast facts

  • Date: 20th – 27th October 2018
  • Route: Bathurst – Lightning Ridge – Wagga Wagga


Get social

Use #escarpade on social media to join the conversation and share the esCarpade fun!



esCarpade 2017

Date: 21 - 28 October 2017

Route: Port Macquarie – Armidale – Grafton – Tweed Heads – Twin Waters – Kingaroy - Toowoomba

Participants: 70 Entrant Cars, 16 Official Vehicles, 220 people

Travelled: 2098 kilometres (68% on dirt) with 8 Schools Visits

Raised: $1,225,854 (and counting)

For more information

If you'd like to get involved, register now or contact us for more information at 1300 662 267 or email

Start date: 9:00am Saturday 20th October 2018
End date: 5:00pm Saturday 27th October 2018
Location: Bathurst – Lightning Ridge – Wagga Wagga
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