Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 Logo

27th October - 6th November 2017

Black Dog Riders in every state and territory depart in October to ride throughout regional Australia, raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention, culminating in a national meet up in the Apple Isle!

The Ride

Black Dog Ride's inaugural adventure to the Apple Isle sets off in late October from every state and territory to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention, gathering together in Hobart to celebrate the coming together of Black Dog Riders and the culmination of an inspiring grassroots suicide prevention project.

Join us on this once in a lifetime journey of community and self awareness!

The Cause - Even Heroes Need A Hand

Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 FlyerDefence and Emergency Workers save and protect lives. But this demanding work means they may experience the trauma of mental illness at twice the rate of other Australians. At Black Dog Ride, we find that statistic unacceptable and we're doing something about it. In 2017 we're fundraising to provide these heroes with Mental Health First Aid training, so these heroes can identify and respond appropriately to a colleague in crisis, keeping them safe from harm.

Black Dog Ride's goal is to raise $200,000 to fund 500 scholarships.

Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 is bringing hundreds of people together to ride to the Apple Isle, engaging hundreds of communities and thousands people to raise awareness of this cause.

Please, dig deep and support this life saving initiative, because...

Even Heroes Need a Hand

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Click on the image above right to download the Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 flyer (JPEG) and share with it friends, family, club and colleagues.

Black Dog Ride's inaugural adventure to the Apple Isle departs in late October from every corner of the country to kickstart a nationalconversation about mental health, meeting in Hobart to celebrate this inspiring grassroots suicide prevention ride.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've put compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions here:

Please browse them to see if your question is answered there, before contacting us. Thank you.

Itineraries, Contacts, Accomodation, Registrations

Click on the Ride Locations below to find out more about registering for the ride starting in your region, ride coordinator contact details, and itineraries.

NSW & ACT | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Ferry Options


To move hundreds Black Dog Riders and their motorcycles over to Tasmania, Black Dog Ride has liaised extensively with the Spirit of Tasmania. Black Dog Ride must include Ferry Bookings in the Ride Registration fees, and will book riders on their behalf.

There is no need for riders to book the ferry to Tasmania, this is being done on your behalf by Black Dog Ride.

However riders will need to book the ferry for their return home. More information is provided to riders upon registering.

Ride Merchandise

In the weeks following the launch of Tasmania 2017, Black Dog Ride will be in touch with registered riders to offer a range of Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 merchandise for sale. These items are limited to registered riders only.

Bike Shipping from Hobart

If time is short and you need to get back home straight after the ride, BDR supporters BikesOnly are offering a fantastic deal to freight your bike from Hobart.

The date isn't locked in yet, but we envisage the pick up Hobart to be Tuesday 7th or Wednesday 8th November at a central point in Hobart.


PERTH $750

Contact Manelle and the BikesOnly Team on (07) 3219-7000 or, let them know you're a Black Dog Rider and provide the following information -

Full Name, Contact Phone Number, Make, Model, Colour and Rego of bike

Panniers, top box and small gear bag only to travel with bike. Keys must travel with bike as per quarantine regulations. Bikes with alarms must be disabled otherwise battery will be flat upon delivery.

Prices are per bike and includes GST. Prices, which include transit insurance, and are to depots in each destination. Panniers and top boxes are included, however do not overload your bike.

This service has limited capacity so book early if you want to "Ride and Fly". They only require payment 2 weeks prior to pick up so you can book now to secure the space.