About the 2023 Frontline Safari

The 2023 Frontline Safari is a unique fundraising adventure riding event held in the Simpson Desert from the 15th to the 20th of May 2023.

The event brings together off-road motorcycle riders with a sense of adventure and purpose, along with some of Australia’s most elite veteran special forces and emergency services personnel supported by Australia’s best adventure travel companies who will manage and support the riders to complete a loop between Marree, Oodnadatta, Mount Dare and then West to East crossing of the Simpson Desert into Birdsville before finishing with a road move down the Birdsville Track back to Marree. Whilst doing so, we will be raising vital funds and awareness for the veteran charity “Soldier On Australia”.

Each rider will pay a fee to attend the fully supported ride with all profits for the ride going to Soldier On.

The challenging Simpson Desert is the world’s largest sand dune desert with well over 1100 dunes awaiting adventurers and their bikes.

What we’ll do

Learning new skills, Adventure, challenging environments, problem solving, and mateship. These are sorts of skills emergency services and defence force personnel use on a daily basis during their careers.

Set against an unforgiving backdrop of the mighty Simpson Desert, our riders will put these skills and gritty determination to the test during our fully supported fundraising ride across the Simpson. Twice. It will be tough. It will be fun. There will be adventure and excitement. Most likely there’ll be blood, sweat and tears too…but you wouldn’t have it any other way, right?

Participants will learn new skills and hear stories from our veterans on a nightly basis. They will learn the aboriginal culture of the lands they pass through, and learn vital bush survival skills. They’ll also receive top tier medical and mechanical support and still have the opportunity to carry all their own equipment to truly test their riding and adventure skills throughout the ride.

This adventure is a bucket list item for many, but few actually do it. The thought of tackling it alone can be daunting for even experienced off-road riders. This is an opportunity to tick it off in the company of newfound mates with the reassurance of an awesome support crew. Get on board…!

Stuff you need to know now…

Event Dates : Departs Marree (SA) on 15th May 2023 and returns to Marree on the 20th May 2023. You need to be In Marree by midday on the 14th May 2023 as scrutineering.

Participants: Strictly 55 participants only + support crew

Event Cost : AUD $2520 +GST per participant (Total $2800). The registration fee will become payable in full upon offer of a ride position; and subject to a refunds policy. The registration fee will be applied against the aggregate of the organiser’s out-of-pocket expenses incurred to stage the ride. All organisers are volunteers, and no funds are being used in “administration costs” (That is, if there’s anything left over, it’ll be donated to Soldier On) Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship for their fundraising which will benefit Soldier On, though fund-raising is not compulsory

Inclusions: Ride fee, fuel crossing the Simpson ONLY (participant’s bikes only); experienced medical team and support staff, support vehicles and recovery equipment; Accommodation, camp sites will be paid for and organised by Frontline Safari, we’re camping, if you wish to rent a room in one of the towns that will be at your cost – tent, earth mat and 25 litre personal luggage bag (yours to keep) will be provided by Frontline Safari. Participants must bring a small sleeping bag and pillow. Meals during the event will be basic & hearty (BBQ Style) when crossing the Simpson Desert, Many of our past participants have said our desert meals are by far the best. If you have specific meal requirements you may need to self-cater, or consider that this adventure may not be for you. The kit also includes a rider’s pack including sponsor’s items and a souvenir Frontline Safari Tee-Shirt, ride bag which will be provided prior to event start and the only bag which you will pack and bring on the ride event itself so pack smart and pack light.

To clarify. We will carry your luggage within our support vehicles. Your luggage will be packed into your supplied 25 litre bag.

More details can be found on the FAQ’s page of this website. Got a specific question that needs answering before you can commit? Hit us up over here