Coonabarabran hosts the 25th Victoria Variety Bash on Thursday the 13th of August on their way through from Melbourne to Port Douglas in Queensland. The Bash started in 1985 with Dick Smith allowing contestants to bribe their way through the fun rally with all money going to Variety charities.
The Bash raises money through entry fees into the event and corporate sponsorship and donations. Variety Bash cars (highly decorated “classics”) are sold after the event as well.
The Variety Bash is often seen as bonuses for the towns that it stops in (up to $35,000 into the local economy for a stop-over), Coonabarabran will be out showing their own generous sides by helping the bash along with donations.