In 2018 the Down Under Rally is offering two Go West Rally options ! 

Option 1 - Go West - "Bundy Rally".

Vessels who join the Go West "Bundy Rally" who arrive in the Port of Bundaberg between October 1st 2018 & November 30th 2018 will receive:

  • Payment of biosecurity fees . The Down Under Rally will pay the fees associated with the Department of Agriculture initial biosecurity pratique & timber inspection for all vessels who join the Go West "Bundy Rally". Excludes overtime charges. (Conditions apply please see  information at the bottom of this page) 
  • Support, advice and accurate information from the rally organisers about sailing to, arriving in and visiting Australia. 
  • Down Under Rally Guide to Entering Australia by yacht including passage planning information from New Caledonia & Vanuatu to Bundaberg, destination waypoints and much more
  • Down Under Rally Guide to Australian Customs and Biosecurity with instructions on preparing the vessel and crew for customs, and biosecurity inspections & visa requirements.
  • SSB / HF Radio Position Reporting for passage to Australia.
  • Go West Rally Rendezvous. Join the Down Under Rally organisers in Noumea for a complementary “sundowner or two” & a few snacks, and learn more about Australia as a cruising destination. Click here for more info and to RSVP
  • Rally Good Deals and Discounts on marina berths, haul outs, dry storage, chandlery items , antifouling services, parts and more from our many rally partners. These discounts and deals can save you more than the rally entry fee ! Click here to see the Rally Good Deals on offer.
  • Bundaberg Port Marina - 15% Discount on Marina Fees at for first 15 days plus other great offers for extended stays*
  • Bundaberg Port Marina Hardstand deals: - Deal #1. Pay for 5 days get 2 extra days free. Deal #2. Pay for 2 weeks on the hardstand and receive an extra 3 days free.
  • Bundaberg Port Marina Dry Storage deals - Pay for 3 months dry storage and receive 10% Discount
  • Free to attend Down Under Rally Welcome Week events including Cruising the East Coast of Australia presentations and many fun social activities. Click here to see the 2018 Welcome Week Event Calendar
  • Free Seafood platter valued at $50.00 for all vessels that berth in the Bundaberg Port Marina for at least one week from October 1st 2018 - November 20th 2018
  • Bundaberg Rum Distillery Tours 2 for the price of 1 distillary tour vouchers.  
  • The chance to WIN  PRIZES valued at over $5000.00 including free haul outs
  • Down Under Cruisers Rally T-shirts x 2
  • Down Under Rally Flag x 1

    Go West "Bundy Rally" entry fee $495.00 AUD


    Option 2 - Go West - "All Ports Rally".

    Vessels who join the Go West "All Ports rally" and arrive in Australia at any of the Australian Ports of entry listed below between October 1st 2018 & November 30th 2018 will receive:

    • Support, advice and accurate information from the rally organisers about sailing to, arriving in and visiting Australia. 
    • Down Under Rally Guide to Entering Australia by yacht including passage planning information, destination waypoints and much more
    • Down Under Rally Guide to Australian Customs and Biosecurity with instructions on preparing the vessel and crew for customs, and biosecurity inspections & visa requirements.
    • Go West Rally Rendezvous. Join the Down Under Rally organisers in Noumea for a complementary “sundowner or two” & a few snacks, and learn more about Australia as a cruising destination. Click here for more info and to RSVP
    • SSB / HF Radio Position Reporting for passage to Australia.
    • Rally Good Deals and Discounts on marina berths, haul outs, dry storage, chandlery items , antifouling services, parts and more from our many rally partners. These discounts and deals can save you more than the rally entry fee ! Click here to see the Rally Good Deals on offer.
    • A chance to win a $500 credit voucher from The Boat WorksAll those who enter the "All Ports Rally" will go into the draw to win a credit voucher for up to $500 off hardstand fees at The Boat Works Gold Coast.

    "All Ports Rally" - Queensland Ports of Entry

    • Mackay
    • Brisbane
    • Southport

    "All Ports Rally" - New South Wales Ports of Entry

    • Coffs Harbour
    • Newcastle

    Go West - All Ports Rally entry fee $295.00 AUD


    The standard Down Under rally condition of entry apply to all Down Under Rallies.

    Click here to read the standard Down Under Rally terms and conditions of entry.

    The following are terms & conditions of entry specific to the  2018 Go west "Bundy Rally" 

    • The Down Under Rally will pay the fees associated with the initial biosecurity pratique & timber inspection of all vessels less than 20 meters LOA that are registered participants of the 2018 Down Go West "Bundy Rally".
    • To qualify vessels must be registered as a participant of the Go West "Bundy Rally" & these vessels must arrive in the port of Bundaberg between October 1st and November 18th 2018.
    • Overtime fees are not included and if incurred must be paid by the participant to the Down Under Rally within 5 working days from the date of the overtime fees being charged.
    • The Down Under Rally at its sole discretion reserves the right to refuse rally entries for any reason including registrations from participants whose vessels are considered by the Down Under Rally to fall under the catagory of a high risk biosecurity threat. This may or may not include vessels with a high component of timber materials having been used in the vessels construction.
    • The Down Under Rally reserves the right to change all dates associated with the rallies and rally related events. If the dates are changed the Down Under Rally will notify all those who have submitted an expression of interest or have joined the rally.

    *Terms & Conditions Bundaberg Port Marina 15% discount for 15 days.

    • Offer only available to participants of the Go West "Bundy Rally"
    • Vessel must be insured
    • Offer is not available with any other discounts or promotional vouchers
    • Full payment required for berth booking period required at time of arrival in Bundaberg and no refund if the vessel departs prior to final day of berth booking period.