Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is running the Melbourne Toyrun event?
With the MRA(Vic) handing the baton to the Victorian Motorcycle Council for advocacy and representing Victorian Motorcyclists in 2011, the VMC is continuing the long tradition of the MRA Toyrun from 2013 and into the future. Kerry Walton is the event co-ordinator and Santa.
Do I need a CityLink/EastLink pass if the run uses one of the Tollways?
Please ensure you have a valid CityLink/Eastlink toll account or day pass. There are no exemptions for paticipants of the Toyrun. We encourage the Tollway operators to consider donating all Motorcycle Tolls gathered on the day and donate them to the Salvation Army.
How much does it cost to attend the Toyrun?
Attending the Toyrun costs nothing. We do encourage everyone participating to donate something to the Salvos. This is the reason we put the event on, so that the motocyclist clubs, enthusiasts and friends can benevolently make a difference to the lives of the less fortunate.
Can I attend if I don't ride?
Yes. All are welcome on the day. Some clubs may have pillion places available and we're keen to have more auto enthusiasts join us in building the event attendance so that the donations for children and families increases.
What can I bring for the Salvos?
Help the Salvation Army help Melbourne's needy by bringing:
- New, unwrapped toys
- Non-perishable food (canned, dry food, drinks etc)
- Donations of money
- Gift vouchers
Please do not bring:
- Plush toys (teddy bears, etc)
- Wrapped toys
- Used toys
- Perishable food (anything that needs refrigeration, or has a short life)
Who gets the money raised?
All monitary donations, gifts and toys go directly to the Salvation Army. Make sure you hand these to the Salvation Army volunteers on the day. The recipient familes are usually supplied by the sorted gifts from the previous year, most large charity organisations do not have the resources to sort the volume of gifts made in December, it can sometimes take a few months. The Victorian Motorcycle Council do not retain any part of your donation, profits from Badge and T-Shirt Sales go to the Victorian Motorcycle Council.
I don't like riding in a big group. Can I still attend?
Yes, you can ride your bike and arrive at TabCorp Park any time after 10:30am.
I ride a scooter. Can I attend?
Of course, turn up on one wheel, two wheels, three or more and help motorcyclists and enthusiasts show they support the Salvos and the community.
I'm a member of a club. Can we ride as a group?
Yes, we'd welcome your club attending and hope that you ride in the spirit of the event.
When does the event start?
Local rides start at varying times. TabCorp Park will be open from 10:30am.
When does the event finish?
Entertainment ends at 3.00pm.
I don't live in Melbourne. Where is my nearest Toyrun?
Click here to find the nearest Toyrun to you around Australia.
I'd like to volunteer to help the Toyrun
We'd welcome your involvement. None of the people involved in the Toyrun are paid for organising or consulting, so volunteering will help the Toyrun be better, smoother and more enjoyable for everyone. Costs to run the event are covered by sponsors and co-ordinated by the contracted lead organiser. Call the VMC to volunteer!
I have a motorcycle or motorcycle-related business. Can I have a stand at the Toyrun?
Yes, we'd welcome your involvement. There is a limited amount of space for vendors, and they are made available of a first come, first served basis. Please contact Kerry Walton on (04) 1776-6555
I have a food business. Can I have a stand at the Toyrun?
Yes - contact Kerry! TabCorp Park resturant and bar will be open to patrons. Motorcyclists, enthusists and guests can sit down at tables to eat, enjoy the day and also a sectioned off bar will be open to buy a beverage.
Do I have to be a VMC member to participate in the Toyrun?
No. The Toyrun is open to anyone and everyone.