Through The Dust: Birdsville aims to raise $10,000.00 for beyondblue and attempts to share methods of coping with mental health issues through an entertaining and typically Australian web series.



Through The Dust: Birdsville is the concept of two high school mates, fueled by a desire for adventure.

Developed in a beer garden in Fitzroy North, what was initially an idea for weekend rides and a web-series, has now developed into a major project with a driven focus in widening the community’s awareness of Mental Health issues and their impacts on young males.

Headed by Navy seaman turned Fire Fighter, Gerard Reeves, and Music Industry Professional Brendan Ryder, this not-for-profit project was inspired by personal experiences within these two emotionally demanding careers.

This web based series will follow these two amateur adventurers from their hometown of Rutherglen, VIC all the way to The Birdsville Hotel, QLD on motorbikes.

.....how original!



’’It’s good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.’’

- Ursula K. Le Guin.

Expected to take 8 days of consistent riding traversing some of Australia’s most difficult terrain and through the harshest of the nations climates, the boys set off on this adventure on the 2nd of September.

The adventure to Birdsville will see the lads travel the 2000kms over 6 Stages. 


STAGE 1 - Rutherglen High School - Mildura (530kms)

STAGE 2 - Mildura - Broken Hill (294kms)

STAGE 3 - Broken Hill - Cobham Lake (236kms)

STAGE 4 - Cobham Lake - Cameron Corner (235kms)

STAGE 5 - Cameron Corner - Innaminka Hotel (255kms)

STAGE 6 - Innaminka Hotel - The Birdsville Hotel (416kms)


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If you would like to support, please donate to beyondblue via the link below.