There is a special feeling of camaraderie and community associated with the Postie Bike Challenge. Since 2002, a percentage of the entry fees and,  for the past 18 years, proceeds from the sale of event motorcycles has been injected directly into local and national community groups. To date these donations are in excess of $1 million.

As of 2020 the lack of motorcycles available through Australia Post means we can only sell a small number of motorcycles for fundraising purposes if replacement motorcycles are available and economical to purchase.

Now, our primary focus will be to engage as many community groups along the route for catering services to ensure that we support local communities in which we stay overnight.

Local Community Groups

Where possible, we source local community groups at each of our overnight stops to provide our catering. Over the years these groups have included, Lions club, Rotary, school parents and citizens groups, local sporting clubs, Country Women’s Association, Cancer council, Aboriginal community groups, and showground society groups.

The Postie Bike Challenge provides one of the most significant fundraising opportunities for these community groups in return for their provision of dinner, breakfast, drinks and packed lunches.

Previous Donation Recipients

  • Australian Rotary Health
  • Cairns Oncology Unit Cairns Hospital – Treatment facilities for cancer sufferers in the North Queensland district
  • Paraplegic Benefit Fund – Support of people with spinal injury
  • Polio Plus (Rotary) – Elimination of Polio internationally
  • The Cleft Palette project (Rotary) – Surgery for children with facial deformities
  • Wheelchair project (Rotary) – bought over 100 wheelchairs
  • Rotary youth exchange – Overseas exchange program for youth
  • Girl Guides
  • Transport for native health workers in Papua New Guinea
  • Royal Flying Doctors
  • Lion Clubs
  • Construction of the Bakhita Health Care Clinic in East Timor
  • South Australian Bush fire relief
  • Nina’s Ark Wildlife Sanctuary – motorcycle for transport around the wildlife sanctuary plus gravel and slab to construct treatment room
  • Country Women’s Association
  • Queensland Cancer Fund group
  • Various kindergartens, schools and P&Cs
  • East Timor Red Cross
  • Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children – Life-saving surgery for children from Oceania third world countries
  • The Wish List Foundation
  • Transport for Remote Health Clinics in East Timor
  • Total Recreation NT – Sport and recreation activities for 9-16 year olds with a disability
  • Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)
  • Salvation Army Flying Padre
  • Down Syndrome Association – Computer Aided learning program for Down Syndrome kids
  • Friends of Nth Aust Rail, Adelaide River – Volunteer caretaker transport to railway and WWII sites
  • Riding for the Disabled – To maintain the 38 acre working property
  • Bursary for Katherine high school student to attend university
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • Artback – Low cost transport to support visiting artists
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis Assoc
  • Robyn and son Rangi – Rangi’s brain tumour treatment
  • Railaco Mission school
  • Rainbow Bee Eaters Steiner Playgroup – Start-up Equipment and Materials for playgroup
  • Multicultural Youth NT – transport to support work with marginalised groups
  • North Queensland Cyclone Yasi disaster relief
  • Australian Rotary Health – Mental health programs and research
  • Rotary PolioPlus Program – Enough vaccine to immunise 1200 children against Polio
  • WIP – Books for children in shelters and remedial learning
  • The Essington School Darwin – Musical instruments for music program
  • Mosman Park Men’s Shed
  • Kununurra Rotary’s youth programs
  • Tasmania Bushfire appeal
  • Ascot Rotary in Perth – program to connect fresh drinking water supplies to remote villages
  • Broome PCYC Learning Centre – activities for special needs kids
  • Broome Lionesses
  • Broome Bushrangers – provide camping and various outdoor experiences for special-needs kids with physical, mental and attitudinal problems
  • 1st Broome Scouts  – which currently supports more than 70 cubs, scouts and venturers
  • New Hope Leprosy Trust of India – leprosy
  • After-school care service for young children suffering physical disabilities
  • Germanus Kent Frail Aged Care Facility  –  to build a wheel-chair friendly bush track and shady rest area for the residents
  • Wheelchairs for Kids – Rotary Club of Scarborough
  • Camp Opportunity is a week-long live in camp for 18-35 year old people with disabilities
  • John Hawkins Memorial Scholarships (tertiary)
  • National Youth Science Forum: Student travel
  • Nepal Eye Program
  • Riding for the Disabled: Provide feed for a horse
  • Alice Springs Youth Centre: provide a verandah
  • Sunchaser Solar Challenge: sponsorship
  • Science and Engineering Challenge: sponsorship
  • Rotary Shelter Boxes: for different disaster areas
  • Nepal School: provided a toilet
  • Indian School Program:  funds provided
  • Old Timers Australia Day Breakfast
  • Indigenous Kumon Scholarship
  • Holyoake – A family-focused Service to people of all ages experiencing problems related to their own, or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use
  • The Clontarf Foundation – help improve the health, employment, education and life skills of Australia’s teenaged male Indigenous population
  • Rotary Youth program of Enrichment – to provide young people aged 14 to 16 years with the opportunity to develop their leadership potential
  • Contributions to various bushfire appeals