red-centre-ride-2021-square-logo-01-01.png Red Centre 2022

5th to 13th August 2022

Third Time's the Charm!


Black Dog Ride was officially established in 2010 with an epic journey to our great Red Centre. We tried in 2020, and then again in 2021... Damn COVID!

In August 2022, the Third Time's the Charm as we make that same journey again, and to keep the national conversation about depression and suicide prevention going. Please join us on what should be an awesome experience, travelling with like-minded people on a journey to the heart of our great country.


Registrations are strictly limited. Registrations close when all places are filled, or at 5pm AEST 30th July 2021. Registration for the full Black Dog Ride, Red Centre 2021 includes:

  • Entry and participation in the fully organised Ride
  • Back up of a Support Vehicle en route to Alice Springs or alternate ride end point.
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2022 cloth patch, small round sticker and two large stickers
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2022 lapel pin
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2022 T Shirt
  • Entry and participation in the Alice Springs all states group ride, Saturday morning, 13th August
  • Black Dog Red Centre Ride 2021 celebration dinner, Saturday 13th August (drinks not included)

Ride Itinerary

The detailed ride itinerary and accommodation options for each ride will be advised here soon, please come back for details.

The Cause

1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health condition each year. 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. 8 Australians take their lives each day. That's more than 3,000 lives lost to suicide each year. The tragic loss of our loved ones to suicide drives Black Dog Ride to build a community culture of awareness, inclusion and acceptance.

Breaking down the barrier of silence encourages our friends, family and colleagues to seek help, because mental illness is just that, an illness. Mental illness can be managed to lead a meaningful, fulfilling life. Fostering awareness is the catalyst for encouraging help seeking behaviour and preventing suicide.