On the 10th Anniversary of the ride that inspired a nation, Black Dog Riders will embark on a 15,700km epic journey of personal discovery and community awareness.

In 2009, after the suicide of a loved one, Steve saddled up and set out to raise awareness of depression. 10 years later his visionary act has grown into a nationally respected Australian mental health charity involving hundreds of community leaders with lived experience organising activities each year, all with one aim: to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.


On July 26th 2019, Black Dog Ride will be departing from Busselton WA, the original departure date and location in 2009.

Those who would love to join us but can't get the time off work or commit the funds are encouraged to join us on our State Rides, and Around Australia Riders will meet up with them during the lap of our nation.

The average daily distance is 500kms, with 5 rest days spread across the duration of the ride. Participants will be part of Black Dog Ride's community engagements with schools, community orgs, and local businesses.


Support our intrepid adventurers as they undertake a life changing journey to empower communities around Australia by shining a beacon of hope into the shadows to leash the black dog of depression.

All funds raised will be put into Black Dog Ride's Community Funding Pool to fund small grants across the nation for projects which lead to positive mental health outcomes in our communities.

Donate here:

As Black Dog Ride is a charity every donation over $2 is tax deductible, and funds raised will go into Black Dog Ride's community funding pool to fund mental health projects across the country.


You can register for the full lap here:

State Ride registrations will be open the week beginning Mon 6th May, stay tuned!

WA: Depart Busselton 26th to 29th July
SA: Depart Nuriootpa 28th July to 3rd August
VIC: Depart Echuca 2nd to 5th August
NSW: Depart Wagga 4th August to 9th August
QLD: Depart Yatala 10th to 22nd August