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Save the date for these industry events in 2021-22

Here’s a look at some of the events coming up in the trucking calendar.

OCTOBER

Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy 

October 2-3

Gatton, Qld

The memorial convoy gives drivers and their families an opportunity to get together with other truckies in a social environment whilst making the public aware that truckies are the backbone of the country.

NOVEMBER

Brisbane Convoy for Kids and Truck Show

November 6

Redcliffe Showgrounds, Queensland

Raising money for Hummingbird House, the truck and bike convoy will run from Forest Lake to Redcliffe Showgrounds, where there will be a truck show with awards that include everything from Best Decorated Truck to Best Dressed Driver. The evening will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display.

Dane Ballinger Memorial Truck Show

November 20

Bathurst Showground, NSW

Sponsored by Gilbert & Roach, Huntingwood and Vawdrey Trailers. Gates open 9am to 4pm. Featuring over 200 market stalls, food stalls, live entertainment and kids’ rides. Registration $40. Public entry $5, children under 12 free. Held in conjunction with the annual Bathurst Swap Meet Car & Bike Show on November 17. Supporting 2BS Lions Christmas Miracle Appeal. For registration and further details email info@bathursttruckshow.com.au or phone Debbie on 0407 489 634, Haylie on 0438 316 150. 

Illawarra Convoy

November 21

Illawarra, NSW

The Illawarra Convoy and Family Fun Day is the largest truck and motorbike convoy in the Southern Hemisphere, raising much needed funds for various charities. 

JANUARY

Tooradin Truck Show & Tractor Pull

January 15

Rutter Reserve, Tooradin, Vic

An annual event since 1998 and has grown into a fabulous family day. It is a non-profit event run by a committee of local community people putting all proceeds back into local clubs, schools and various charities. Truck show runs from 10am to 6pm. No BYO. Adults $35, kids $10, family $85. Strictly no dogs.

For Truck Show inquiries phone Ashley Gorton on 0408 191 626 or for general enquiries email Allyn Reeve at allyn@reevetransport.com.au. 

Fleets of all sizes turn out in Canberra for this annual event to raise money and awareness for Rise Above – Capital Region Cancer Relief.

Canberra Rise Above Convoy

January 30

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), ACT

The Rise Above Convoy for Cancer Families is an annual event to raise money and awareness for Rise Above – Capital Region Cancer Relief. Convoy starts at 10am, bound for Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC). Live music, kids’ entertainment and more. For further info see the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/riseabovecancerconvoy the website convoy.riseabovecbr.org.au, or phone 02 6297 1261, email convoy@riseabovecbr.org.au.

FEBRUARY

MEGATRANS

February 16-18 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

MEGATRANS is Australia’s leading industry freight and logistics trade exhibition and conference, showcasing multimodal transport solutions. For the first time, MEGATRANS will be held in conjunction with the specialised bulk handling expo, Australian Bulk Handling Expo 2021, with both events taking place side by side. 

Boyup Brook Ute and Truck Muster

February 19

Boyup Brook, WA

Held together with the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, this muster aims to celebrate Aussie vehicles with an impressive display.

• Have you got an event you’d like included in the next Save the Date? Email all the details to editor@bigrigs.com.au. 

MARCH

Convoy for Kids Sydney

March 20

Sydney, NSW

Since the first Convoy for Kids Sydney in 1992, truckies have raised nearly $3 million for kids’ charities and hospitals in NSW. The upcoming convoy will start from Huntingwood and arrive at Hawkesbury Showground in Clarendon for a fun-filled family day with rides, entertainment, food and stalls.

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