Join the Adventure – Scootaville 2024 Needs You!


If you’re feeling like some adventure this year, consider switching gears and nominating to ride in this year’s Scootaville – either in Queensland or New South Wales or both!

Following the tremendous success of the previous year, which raised $30,200 for Legacy, the ambition is high with a fundraising target of $100,000. These funds will support the Air Force Association and Legacy in their efforts to assist families of lost or injured service members as well as homeless veterans.

Adding to the excitement, special guests Merv Hughes and Ian Healy will be joining part of the Queensland journey. Trevor Benneworth, the Scootaville organiser, shared his enthusiasm.

“Having Merv and Ian with us is fantastic. Their presence not only highlights the event but also the important causes we’re riding for,” he said.

Scootaville 2024 is open to both riders and supporters, with options to participate in either or both the Queensland and New South Wales events. A motorcycle license is required for riders, but the event organisers have everything else covered, including scooters, jackets, helmets, bedding, overnight accommodation and most meals.

Queensland and New South Wales Routes:

The Queensland adventure kicks off in Brisbane on 28 August, passing through Warwick and Goondiwindi, among other locations, before concluding in Townsville. This leg spans over 2,527 km of Australia’s scenic routes across 20 days.

The New South Wales journey starts in Windsor on 19 November, travels through Singleton, Mudgee, Dubbo, and more, finally returning to Windsor, covering 1,699 km.

Participation Details:

Trevor urges potential participants to get involved soon.

“We’re calling on all ex-ADF members to come forward. Whether as a rider or supporter, your involvement is key. With limited spots due to accommodation availability, it’s best to sign up early.”

To nominate, please visit the Scootaville Participation Form. For more details, the Scootaville team is available via phone or email for any inquiries. Trevor Benneworth 0414 359 173 




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