Join Black Dog Institute’s Larapinta Challenge to support Australians living with mental illness and promote mental wellbeing for all.

The Larapinta Challenge will see a team of passionate supporters of Black Dog Institute take on part of the legendary Larapinta Trail in Central Australia. The team will trek to raise funds to expand mental health training and education programs, especially in rural and regional areas. Will you join the challenge and help create a mentally healthier world? .

From ochre-coloured outcroppings to spring-fed gorges and star-lit skies, the outback is home to some of the most iconic scenery in the world. You’ll experience it all on The Larapinta Challenge as you trek alongside like-minded teammates.

By taking on the Larapinta Challenge for Black Dog Institute, you’ll help create a mentally healthier world and support people living with mental illness.

The funds you raise will support all of the Institute’s work, as well as contribute in particular to the expansion and continued national rollout of our education workshops, mental health training and community awareness programs. These programs are vital, particularly in regional and rural areas, to ensure that all Australians have access to the care, information and resources that they need. Your generous donation will help to:

• Deliver mental health training workshops to GPs, mental health nurses, Indigenous health workers, psychologist and other allied health professionals so that they can accurately diagnose, treat and manage their patients with mental illness and suicidal thoughts.
• Continue to develop and deliver up-to-date and best practice mental health resources for public access throughout Australia.

• Expand our network of volunteer lived experience presenters, and train them to effectively deliver mental health literacy and awareness programs to their communities, in particular in those parts of the country where access to help and resources may be limited.

• Continue to build our youth-based education programs and help us to roll them out in Australian high schools nationally.


17-23 May 2021


7 Day Trip
5 Day Challenge


Twin-share in 3-star hotel and at comfortable campsites


Registration fee: $590 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $2,750
Fundraising Target: $3,500

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Moderate difficulty

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Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.


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