Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 Logo


Mansfield to Hobart - 1,769kms
30th October - 6th November

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!

Ride Coordination Team

Please read the ride FAQs here before contacting your coordinator.

To update your registration information, contact

VIC Coordinator - Richard Brown e:

Ride Registration

Before registering, please read the Ride FAQs here.

Please allow half an hour to register. You will need to let us know your -

• Name, Address, Phone, Email, Date of Birth, Payment Detials
• Next of Kin Name, Phone and Address (Don't use your pillion!)
• Your bike Make, Model and Rego Number
• Your bike dimensions for the ferry if it's a trike, sidecar or has a trailer
• Start and end points if a Night Rider
• Medical information to help us help you in case of accident or emergency
• Dietary Requirements

This information is kept confidential by Black Dog Ride and only shared with State Coordinators, then shared with Support Crew during the ride. The information you provide helps us ensure you have a safe and enjoyable ride, and that we are able to support you should an accident or other emergency arise.

If you're unable to ride the whole distance with us, you can register as a Night Rider and join VIC riders from Mansfield to Marysville inclusive. Simply complete the relevant details on the registration form.

Registration as a Rider for the full Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 includes the following:

• Your entry to the organised ride
• Your ferry passage TO Tasmania but NOT the return
• The security of a Support Vehicle with bike trailer en route to Hobart
• Rider Kit including commemorative BDR patch and stickers for your bike
• The Hobart Welcome Luncheon at Blundstone Arena
• The Ride Finale Dinner at Blundstone Arena

Black Dog Ride will arrange and inform riders of reasonably priced accomodation for every leg, generally discounted for Black Dog Riders.

Community organisations may be providing low cost yummy meals almost every day, but meal costs (other than the Hobart formal meals) are not included in registration costs.

Spirit of Tasmania Ferry Booking - IMPORTANT!

To move hundreds of Black Dog Riders and their bikes 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. During Ride Registration, you will need to choose the ferry accomodation option you prefer, however places are limited and it is first in best dressed.

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.

Register for the VIC Leg of Tasmania 2017 here:

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

To donate directly, click here:

To start fundraising, click here:

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.

If you'd like to organise a fundraising activity, please download the Community Activity Kit by clicking the link below:

Community Activity Kit [PDF]

The Community Activity Kit is in PDF format and is a large file, 6.5MBs, please be patient while it downloads. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

The Community Activity Kit is designed to help you organise your own fundraising or awareness activity. It contains everything you need to know to get started including activity suggestions, guidelines and information about your responsibilities as a fundraiser, donor receipt forms plus the Activity Application Form.

Mansfield to Hobart - 1769kms

The itinerary listed below will be continually updated. Please check back often.

Sunday 29th October

Pre-ride get together in the evening, TBA.


Mansfield Holiday Park, 8 Timothy Lane Mansfield
Phone: 03 5775 1383 Email:
7 x 2 bedroom cabins - queen bed in one room and a double bed with a bunk above in the second room.
For Black Dog Ride participants they are $100.00 for 2 people, then $20 per additional person.

Mansfield Motel, 3 Highett St Mansfield
Phone: 03 5775 2377, Email:
Will do the rate at $100 per room if occupied with one person or a couple.
An additional $15 per bed used in the rooms with extra beds if guests wish to share.

Please advise them that you are involved with Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 to receive any specials that may apply and if you are willing to share rooms

Monday 30th October - Mansfield to Wodonga 289kms

Community activities coming soon!


Discovery Park Lake Hume, 33 Boathaven Road, Ebden
Phone: 02 6020 6130 Email:
3 x cabins can sleep up to 8, $228.65 per room. 1 x cabin can sleep 7, $211.65 per room.
6 x poolside rooms can sleep 6, $177.65 per room. 2 x deluxe garden rooms can sleep 6, $186.15 per room.
This price includes a 15% discount for each cabin.

Blazing Stump, 4327 Anzac Parade, Wodonga
Phone: 02 6056 3433
2 bedroom spa apartments with either 2 king beds or 4 king singles for $189 per night.
Twin queen room with 2 queen beds for $125 per night and junior suite with 1 king bed for $125 per night.

NOTE - We are planning to hold a group BBQ at Discovery Lake Hume this night, so it would be good if everyone could book to stay there.

Please advise them that you are involved with Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 to receive any specials that may apply and if you are willing to share rooms

Tuesday 31st October - Wodonga to Cooma 316kms

Community activities coming soon!


Kosciuszko Motor Inn, 19 Monaro Highway Cooma
Phone: 02 6452 1133
$50 per person twin share (1 Queen & 1 single). $50 per person double & $90 for single room

Snowy Mountain Tourist Park, 286 Snowy Mountains Highway
Phone: 02 6452 1828 Email:
Shearer's Huts that accommodate from a 2 berth up to an 8 berth cabins, bathrooms over the pathway, ensuite cabins have 5 to 6 births.

High Country Motel, 12 Chapman Street Cooma
Phone: 02 6452 1277 Email:
Multi share room includes bunks. $35 pp in a 4 person per room and $32 pp in a 5 person per room.

NOTE - Kosciuszko Motor Inn have pledged to donate $1000 to our fundraising for mental health services, so it would be good to look at them as your first accommodation option.

Please advise them that you are involved with Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 to receive any specials that may apply and if you are willing to share rooms

Wednesday 1st November - Cooma to Lakes Entrance 306kms

Community activities coming soon!


Big 4 Whiters Holiday Village, 55 Roadknight Street Lakes Entrance
Phone: 03 5155 1343 Email:

Comfort Inn & Suites Emmanuel, 151 Esplanade Lakes Entrance
Phone: 03 5155 1444 Email:

Rooms vary in prices, with prices ranging from $80 to $150.

Please advise them that you are involved with Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 to receive any specials that may apply and if you are willing to share rooms

Thursday 2nd November - Lakes Entrance to Marysville 341kms

Community activities coming soon!


Marysville Caravan Holiday Park, 1130 Buxton-Marysville Road
Phone: (03) 5963 3247 Email:
$20 per person. All linen supplied. Between 3 - 7 people per cabin.
All cabins are self contained with ensuite and small kitchen, TV, and heating/cooling.
They have a function room available for your use for the evening.

Tower Motel, 31 Murchison Street Marysville
Phone: 0458683836 Email:

Price for a single person is $105, the price for couples is $125 and for a twin $145.

Please advise them that you are involved with Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 to receive any specials that may apply and if you are willing to share rooms

Friday 3rd November - Marysville to Port Melbourne 215kms

All Night Riders depart ride.

Start Point - Marysville VIC

5.00pm Arrive at Spirit of Tasmania terminal, Port Melbourne

7.30pm Spirit of Tasmania departs for Devonport with QLD Riders

Accomodation location and community activities coming soon!

Saturday 4th November - Devonport to Launceston 103kms

7.30am Arrive Devonport Ferry Terminal

End Point - Launceston TAS


Alanvale Apartments and Motor Inn
Phone: (03) 6326 3662 Email:
Address: 15-17 Alanvale Rd, Launceston

Big 4 Launceston Holiday Park
Phone: (03) 63442600 Email:
Address: 86-94 Glen Dhu St, Launceston

Please let them know you're with Black Dog Ride to ensure you receive any discounts that apply.

Sunday 5th November - Launceston to Hobart 199kms

Start Point - Launceston TAS

End Point - Hobart

Arrive at Blundstone Arena in Hobart at 2.00pm to meet all Black Dog Riders with a Welcome Luncheon.

Free night in town with Black Dog Riders!


Discovery Parks Risdon
Phone: (03) 6243 9879 Email:
Address: 673 East Derwent Highway, Risdon

Remember to book for 2 nights! Please let them know you're with Black Dog Ride to ensure you receive any discounts that apply.

Monday 6th November - Hobart

Community activity with all Black Dog Riders in the morning.

6.00pm Finale Dinner at Blundstone Arena. Buses pickup and drop off at accomodation points.

After dinner the organised part of Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 is finished. You are free to stay on in Hobart, tour the region, head home or continue travelling.

Important Ride Notes

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only and you are free to travel at your own pace and times.
  • Each stop on the Itinerary is deemed a fuel stop. Please check the range of your bike against a map to determine any additional stops you may require.
  • It is your responsibility to book accommodation or camp sites and please quote BDR when booking to ensure you receive applicable discounts.
  • All meals except Hobart lunch and dinner, are at your cost and if you are a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above