A bit bogged?

Take a load off with Bogged Brakes, a getaway to help rural blokes get unstuck.

Know a mate that needs a break?

Put on the brakes, and take a break.
Because a tractor’s only good if it stops to refuel every now and then.

We know how hard you fellas work and often don't take any downtime to empty your bucket. Thanks to our sponsors, we can help with that.

Run by Are You Bogged Mate?, Bogged Brakes is a short getaway specifically designed for rural blokes to take a load off and unwind.

Are you and your mate eligible? Applicants must be:

  • A bloke
  • 18+ years old 
  • Live and/or work in a rural area. Truckie, FIFO or DIDO worker? This means you too!
  • Be fit enough to walk a couple of kilometres and climb a couple of stairs. You don’t have to be an athlete! 

If you’re not sure if you meet the criteria, just get in touch and we'll help you out.

Unwind from the grind and make mates by the campfire

With a Bogged Brakes break, you and a mate can enjoy accommodation, food and a range of fun activities and adventures on the house.

It’s an opportunity for you to get away, relax, make friends, build connections, and develop skills to un-bog yourself and others.

So, if you're feeling a bit bogged down, this is a chance for you (plus a mate, if you like) to be part of an awesome weekend away.

See what last years participants said about it

Keep the cogs turning while you're away

Because the chores don't magically stop when you do, we work with Farm Sitters Australia to help connect rural blokes with reliable folks who can keep things running while you're away. 

If you need a mate to help you take a break, check out Farm Sitters (and let them know Bogged Brakes sent you!):

Farm Sitters



How to apply

Our next Bogged Brakes events will have you unwinding with some fun activities amongst like-minded blokes. This year we will be running two events  in Queensland’s beautiful Fraser Coast.

  • 22nd to 26th August 2024 and
  • 3rd to 7th October 2024

To attend either of these events, tell us below in 25 words or less why you (or you and your mate) need a blokes-only break. Easy as!

Please read the Eligibility Criteria and the Terms & Conditions before applying. Limited number of places available. Not sure how you'd get there? Let us know and we'll help you hatch a plan.

Applications close 1st July 2024.

Complete or download the application form below:

Download Form 


Apply Now

Please read the Eligibility Criteria and the Terms & Conditions before applying. Limited number of places available.


Learn more about Bogged Brakes and the Are You Bogged Mate? initiative.

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Alliance Partners

Nufarm Australian Through and Through
RDO Equipment Australia

Supporting Partners

Ski for Life
CoBright Ag Marketing

Fuel Sponsors

Frasers Livestock Transport