2023 National Rally Lismore, 1 - 7 May 2023
The event site is located on 26 acres and nestled amongst the hills of North Lismore and only a short distance of 3klms from the Central Business Area. Lismore is located 45klms inland from Byron Bay and approximately 200klms south of Brisbane. It is easily accessible by road, plane, coach or train. Airports servicing the area are located at Lismore, Ballina and the Gold Coast. All campers including RVs will be accommodated onsite with plenty of space to offer. There are also plenty of options and diversity for those members who require hard bed accommodation throughout the area. The staff at the Lismore Visitors Centre will be more than happy to assist you.
If you are requiring accommodation details please head to the www.visitlismore.com.au website for all required details.
Contacts for the 2023 National Rally
Despite the stories which have been circulating regarding accommodation, we can assure you that there is plenty of available accommodation!
Firstly there is plenty of available space on site for those wishing to camp in what every form that may be. We have the site to ourselves for our National Rally and we confirm that there are no emergency services located on site following the flood.
If you are in doubt or want to know more please visit the following website for further information Lismore - Places To Stay - Lismore & Nimbin Tourism (visitlismore.com.au)
Our Grand Parade is being finalised and the route will be meandering around and through he most flood affected parts of our town. The organised rides are well in hand and we can always use more ride leaders and Tail End Charlies.
While the Lismore Show Ground went completely under in the floods, the grounds dried out well and many activities have already been held there both to support and entertain our local community since March 2022. Grants have been applied for and work has commenced to restoring what damage was done and they are now to the point that major events such as the local show returning next month. We have assessed our needs for the Rally and this has seen the Rent a Tents, cool rooms and extra toilets and showers all being ordered in preparation for our national rally.
There is plenty of available space on site for those wishing to camp in what every form that may be. We have the site to ourselves for our National Rally and we confirm that there are no emergency services located on site following the flood.
Volunteer at the National Rally
Lismore 2023 will use the same familiar volunteer software that was used successfully at Warwick in 2022.
Via this volunteer portal, you can: do your induction training module online so that you are site ready when you arrive at the Rally, view the available volunteer jobs and shift times, roster yourself for jobs and shift times that suit you, manage your availability if your plans change.
If you do not have a "My Impact" profile already, please use this link to our public page:
MyImpactPage - Ulysses Club National Rally (betterimpact.com)
(For access, you will need to fill out an application form)
If you registered on the software last year, the link to access the portal is:
MyImpactPage - Home (betterimpact.com)
(Just use the same login details as for 2022.)
Please read the information on your My Impact page carefully and ensure that you complete the online Site Induction again for 2023 (even if you did it last year).
Have difficulty accessing or using the technology? Please don’t let that deter you from volunteering – just contact Linda with your concerns and I will assist you.
Linda Carey, Volunteer Coordinator
Saturday Dinner – “Return of Aquarius”
50 years ago, saw the birth of Australia Hippy movement at the Aquarius Festival that has been regarded as Australia’s equivalent to Woodstock. The festival was held at Nimbin just out of Lismore so we thought it was appropriate to use the “Return of Aquarius” to mark its significance to the area and celebrate the event 50 years on.
So lets drag out everything 70’s dress for the time and enjoy the night.
The menu is:
Entrée - Individual platter (prawn chorizo skewer, money bag, spring roll
Crusty Garlic bread or Cob loaf
Main - Choice of Roast Pork, Beef or Chicken, Roast Potato, Roast Pumpkin, Cauliflower au-gratin, Steamed Seasonal Vegetables and Gravy
Dessert - Individual Petite four dessert platters, served with ice-cream and chocolate mousse
Greet and Meet on Thursday night – “May the 4th be with you”
How can we let this day go by without picking up on this theme since our meet and greet night is on May the 4th. This unique phrase started back in 1978 following the release of Star Wars and has gained momentum since then and is now known as Star Wars Day. It is a phrase used to encourage or wish good luck/good will.
“May the 4th be with you”
The Thursday night meal is based on an Eat Street theme. There will be a number of local food vans to provide a variety of choice and once we have finalised who will be catering we will send out further details. The number of food vans depends greatly on the number of members planning to attend the evening so please make sure you indicate your intentions for the night so we can ensure we have plenty of food for you all. Payment for the food will be directly to the food vendor that you choose.
The first list of traders includes:
New Eye Company – Sports and Optical glasses
Slow Cruse Tours – Motor cycle tours
Alastair Paton – handmade 9ct & St Silver jewellery
Rocky Creek Designs Australia – Motorcycle accessories