Black Dog Ride Around Australia - NSW State Ride


22nd August - 30th August

The State Rides will run concurrently with the Black Dog Ride around Australia as it passes through each State.

The VIC State Ride will run from 22nd August - 30th August riding over 2,200kms. Riders can register for the full Ride as a State Rider, up to 3 nights as a Night Rider, or simply for the day as a Day Rider.


Questions? Before registering, please read the State Ride FAQs here.

Ride Coordinator: Ric Raftis e. m. 0407 412 100

Registration: Closed on June 30th. Riders may register in person on the first day of their State Ride at ride check-in. No registrations will be accepted during the ride for safety, catering and logistical reasons.

Fundraising: Start fundraising for Lifeline & MHFA here

Flyers: Download a print ready flyer here or a hi-res JPEG (4.5MB) flyer here


Warrnambool to Mildura. Approximate distance 2,200+ kms

Victorian State Ride participants will gather in Warrnambool on Friday the 22nd August in preparation to meet the Around Australia Riders the following morning.

Total approximate distance is 2,200 kms. We will be arranging some interesting diversionary routes, so the actual total distance is unknown at this stage.

Friday 22nd August

Accommodation has been organised at Figtree Caravan Park in Warrnambool which is right in the centre of town.

33 Lava Street
Warrnambool Vic 3280
Phone: (03) 5561 1233

Saturday 23 August - 187 kms

10:00am Morning tea Warrnambool. Meet Around Australia Riders (Lions)

11:00am Warrnambool to Apollo Bay (via Great Ocean Road) 161 kms

1:00pm Refuel & lunch Apollo Bay (Lions)

2:30pm Apollo Bay to Torquay (via G.O.R) 91 kms

4:00pm Arrive & refuel Torquay

6:00pm Dinner (Lions)

Route Map:


Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park 35 Bell Street, Torquay
Ph: (03) 5261 2496 E:

Sunday 24 August - 306 kms

8:00am Torquay to Hoppers Crossing 68 kms

8:45am Breakfast at Yahava Kwik Koffee Hoppers Crossing (Lions)

10:00am Hoppers Crossing to Morwell 174 kms

12:00pm Refuel and lunch Morwell (Lions)

1:30pm Morwell to Sale 64 kms

2:15pm Regroup at Sale & say goodbye to Around Australia Riders

Route Map:


Midtown Motel, York Street, Sale. Hosts: Eric and Julie Cross
Ph: (03) 5144 1444 E:

Camping Only:

Sale Motor Village, Princess Highway. Hosts: Leanne and Floyde Murphy
Ph: (03) 5144 1366 E:

Monday 25 August - 295 kms

10:00am Depart Sale and travel via the South Gippsland Hwy to Yarram, Foster, Leongatha, Korumburra to Pakenham for lunch.

Travel via Cockatoo, Woori Yallock to Healesville.

4:00pm Arrive Healesville

Route Map:


Badger Creek Caravan Park. 419 Don Road Healesville Ph. (03) 5962 4328

Tuesday 26 August - 373 kms

9.00am Depart Healesville

Ride to Thornton, Eildon and take Skyline Rd to Alexandra and then onto Yea

12.00pm Lunch at Yea

Take the Flowerdale Road then onto Broadford and Seymour. Keep going out to Puckapunyal and Tooborac and across to Graytown and Nagambie then back to Seymour.

4.00pm Arrive Seymour

Route Map:


Goulburn Valley Tourist Park 30 Trevan Street, Seymour Ph: (03) 57921530
Overflow: Highlands Caravan Park. Ph: 33 Emily St Seymour (03) 5792 2124

Wednesday 27 August - 413 kms

10.00am Depart Seymour

12.00pm Travel via Euroa, Benalla, Devenish through the Warby ranges to Wangaratta for lunch.

Leave Wangaratta and travel via Beechworth, Yackandandah, Tamgambalanga, Bonegilla

4:00pm Arrive Wodonga

Route Map:


Wodonga Caravan and Cabin Park. Hosts Neil & Karen William
186 Melbourne Road, Wodonga Ph: (02) 6024 2598

Thursday 28 August - 333 kms

9:00am Depart Wodonga

10.00am Arrive Yarrawonga - Morning Tea

12.30pm Arrive Cobram - Lunch

4:00pm Arrive Shepparton

Route Map:


BIG4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park Hosts: Kelvin & Maria Larsen
7835 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla, Shepparton Ph: 1800 44 00 00

Friday 29 August - 472 kms

9:30am Depart Shepparton

12.00pm Swan Hill for lunch Location TBA

4.00pm Arrive Mildura

6:30pm Dinner and gala wind up function. This will be a pearler!

Route Map:


RiverGardens Top Tourist Park Cnr Sturt Hwy & Punt Road Gol Gol NSW
Ph: (03) 5024 8541 e:

Saturday 30 August

7.30 - 9.30am Breakfast and bid farewell.

After breakfast the organised part of BDR is finished. You are free to stay on in Mildura, tour the region, head home or continue travelling.

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only. Please ride at a pace that is comfortable and safe for you.
  • Each stop on the Itinerary is deemed a fuel stop. Please check the range of your bike against a map to determine any additional stops you may require.
  • It is your responsibility to book accommodation or camp sites and please quote BDR when booking to ensure you receive applicable discounts.
  • All meals are at your cost and if you are a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above.