Changes to Daniher’s Drive

Given the weather event currently unfolding in Victoria, FightMND Campaigns Director, Bec Daniher has an update for our Daniher’s Drive participants.  

While the weather forecast may look bleak – the good news is that Daniher’s Drive is still going ahead.

Despite the weather event currently unfolding across Victoria, we’ve found a way to ‘play on’ with some tweaks to the planned route and activities on Day 1 and 2.

At this stage, the Drive route from Bruthen, via Lakes Entrance to Lardner Park, Warragul remains unchanged.

We want to make sure you have an unforgettable event, and your safety remains our number one priority.

Day 1 – Thursday 13 October

  • Unfortunately, the launch breakfast will not go ahead tomorrow as planned and we won’t be able to take our Drive convoy to Wallan, Euroa or Myrtleford.
  • At the moment, sections of the route remain closed or at risk of landslips and flooding, with high winds and rain forecast for Victoria’s North East.
  • Instead, we’ll be hosting an event in Melbourne on Thursday evening to bring our Drive family together.
  • We strongly encourage you to reach out to your accommodation providers in Myrtleford and Bright as some of you may be eligible for refunds.
  • For our interstate and regional Drive participants, the FightMND team will be on hand to help source accommodation for Thursday night so please get in touch at 1800 344 486 at or via [email protected].


Where: The Albion Rooftop and Bar – 172 York Street, South Melbourne VIC

When: From 5pm onwards, Thursday 13 October

Dress code: Please wear your Daniher’s Drive polo

Entertainment, drinks and canapes provided.

Coles Express fuel vouchers will also be handed out to Team Captains


Day 2 – Friday 14 October

  • Changes to Day 1 also means that we won’t be Bright for breakfast on Day 2.
  • On Friday, Daniher’s Drive will officially depart for Lakes Entrance from Melbourne, via Yarragon and Bruthen.
  • We’ll come together as a convoy in Yarragon at 9:30am before departing at 10am for lunch in Bruthen where we will rejoin the original Drive route.

We appreciate that many will be disappointed with these changes, especially those communities in the North East who have been eagerly awaiting our arrival.

However, given the current emergency weather warnings, we cannot risk the health and safety of our Drive family. It’s also important that we avoid putting unnecessary pressure on regional emergency services.

Despite some last-minute tweaks, I have absolute faith that we will rally and the Drive will be one to remember.

In the meantime, stay safe (stay dry) and we’ll see you all on Thursday night for an epic/unexpected way to start the Drive.

As Nealo says – play on!