The ongoing success of the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride relies on the dedication of our amazing volunteers.

Escape the everyday and volunteer on the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride!

It's an opportunity to travel to the amazing Victorian gold rush region on a 10 day volunteering adventure. We provide you with free transport, meals and accommodation.

On each day we travel to a new town, set up camp and help out the event riders. At each new town there are places to see and things to do so it's a great way to visit some parts of Victoria that you have probably never visited before.

We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and to get you ready for the RACV Great Vic in 2015 we will have information sessions and materials to ensure you know what to expect.

What volunteer roles are available?

Volunteer applications are still open through our Volunteer Portal. The teams we still need assistance with are in blue, with their position descriptions, just a click away. 

  • Activities team (site and route)
  • Bar team
  • Campsite team
  • Campsite services team
  • Catering team
  • Catering equipment team
  • Eco team
  • Event control team
  • Flying squad
  • Good Oil team
  • Happy Helpers
  • Live easy team
  • Logistics team
  • Lunch team
  • Main St team
  • Motorcycle Marshal team
  • On stage entertainment team
  • Route marshal team
  • Route services team
  • Signs team
  • Support and Gear (SAG) vehicle team
  • Volunteer support team
  • WARBY team

Want to ride and volunteer?

Most volunteers don't ride at all on the event but there are some volunteer roles, including the riding volunteer roles, which allow you to ride the route as well.

A riding volunteer is a rider – they purchase an event entry through the RACV Great Vic shop and then come event time, they head out each day and enjoy the on-road experience! However, they also volunteer 4-5 hours each day either before or after their riding. In return for this volunteering, Riding Volunteers are eligible to receive up to a 30% refund on their entry price. Riding volunteer positions are available for the 9 day ride option, and more details are provided here. You must sign up to be a riding volunteer before the event and can do this through the volunteer portal. Limited riding volunteer positions are still available.   

Training Weekend

If you missed the training weekend, you can find all the general information we provided here. Everything else we can let you know on the event! Once you arrive at the event we will introduce you to your team leader and your team.

Getting prepared

To get ready for the big event we have supplied both a packing list and a short video on how to prepare for the showers. The rest of the information you need to know will be provided at your team's training session. 


If you have signed up for a one of our volunteer transport options check out the details below for locations and times. 

Bus Transport

Melbourne to Ballarat Fri 27 Nov - 12 noon
Geelong to Ballarat Sat 28 Nov - 10am
Traralgon to Ballarat Sat 28 Nov - 9am
Albury to Ballarat Sat 28 Nov - 8am
Wangaratta  to Ballarat Sat 28 Nov - 9am
Bendigo to Ballarat Sat 28 Nov - 10am

Car parks (must be booked before 13th November) 

Ballarat 11 Wiltshire Lane, Ballarat  Opening Times
Fri 27 4pm-6pm
Sat 28 Nov 8am-6pm 
Wed 2 Dec 5pm-7pm
Sun 6 Dec 12noon to 2pm
Bendigo 49 Hamelin Street, White Hills Opening Times
Sat 28 Nov 8am-10am
Wed 2 Dec 9am-5pm
Thurs 3 Dec 2pm to 6pm
Sun 6 Dec 7:30am-1pm