Category: Sponsorship and Charity


Smiling for Smiddy – an epic 9 day journey from Townsville to Brisbane

August 26, 2019

DAY 1 – 141 KMS Townsville to Charters Towers Team Torque started with an easy roll out of Townsville to a favourite stop at the CWA Hall Woodstock for an early morning tea, before taking on the Mingela Range and crossing the mighty Burdekin River. They then made their way into Charters Towers, a beautiful old gold mining town, where they were hosted by the local School of the Air community. DAY 2 – 198...

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2019 National Tree Day Celebrations

July 28, 2019

National Tree Day by Planet Ark, sponsored by Toyota Australia, is Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event. National Tree Day is an opportunity to have a positive impact on your local community and its environment, and to reconnect with nature. This year we were invited back by the Pine Rivers Koala Care Association Inc. to participate in their School’s Tree Day planting activities on the Friday 26th of July in Strathpine. As well...

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Calling on all Australians to add to the 25 million trees planted to date

July 25, 2019

Toyota Australia’s dealer network, students and local communities are rallying together this week for Australia’s largest annual tree-planting and nature care events – Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day. Earlier this week in South Australia, the Adelaide Crows squad were already out in force at Enfield Primary School for a Schools Tree Day activity. Supported by Conservation Volunteers SA and Toyota Australia, players attended the school for an assembly, followed by a series of...

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Dedicated to “Mobility For All,” Toyota robots augment and amplify human capabilities

July 22, 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), as a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, aims to provide mobility solutions that go beyond providing official vehicles for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. One way Toyota is doing this is by participating in the “Tokyo 2020 Robot Project”, a project led by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) that brings the government, Tokyo Metropolitan government, as well as Games’...

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Toyota’s Good For Footy Raffle Aims to Raise $1Million

June 27, 2019

Toyota’s Good for Footy raffle is aiming to raise $1 million this year for hundreds of grassroots footy clubs around Australia. The raffle includes Toyota-donated prizes valued at up to $150,000, including three new vehicles, and allows hundreds of clubs to rally their local communities to buy tickets at just $5 each. All funds from the online ticket sales go back to the clubs, who are able to register to participate at https://www.toyota.com.au/partnerships/afl/raffle. Toyota has helped...

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Torque Toyota Supports Smiling for Smiddy

June 25, 2019

Torque Toyota have been proud supporters of Smiling for Smiddy and the Mater Foundation for over 5 years. We are pleased to say that by the end of 2019, have supported Team Torque in raising $50 000 towards cancer research.  Our involvement started when our Fleet Manager, Jeff McKeon, lost a dear friend after a long battle with cancer. Determined to not sit on the side line anymore, a bedside promise that Jeff made to...

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2019 Dream Car Art Contest Entries

February 25, 2019

At the start of the school year we teamed up with five schools in our local areas. Classes from Mango Hill State School, Albany Hills State School, Holy Spirit School, The Lakes College and Good Shepherd Christian School to participate to the 13th edition of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. The contest is a great opportunity for children up to 15 years to express their creativity by drawing their “Dream Car” for a chance...

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Entries Now Open for the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

January 21, 2019

Toyota Australia is calling on budding, young artists to let their imaginations run wild and draw or paint their own imaginary car as part of the 2019 Dream Car Art Contest. Entries are now open for the Australian round of the global Toyota contest with submissions closing March 1, 2019. The annual contest, now in its 13th year, calls on artists in three age categories – under 8 years, 8-11 years, and 12-15 years – to...

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Hilux Thrives in World’s Toughest Rally

January 15, 2019

Toyota HiLux is leading the gruelling Dakar rally into its final days in the hands of former winners Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel. The Qatari superstar and his French navigator, competing under the Toyota GAZOO Racing SA banner, have led the overall rally after every stage bar one. Confirming HiLux’s durability in the world’s toughest motorsport event, Al Attiyah/Baumel improved their advantage after five stages to almost 25 minutes, marking the mid-point of...

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Supporting Smiling for Smiddy

January 21, 2015

Mater Research – Exceptional People, Exceptional Care. We have a long standing relationship with the team at the Smiling for Smiddy Foundation. Our support has been driven by Jeff McKeon, our Fleet Manager, who has personally been involved with the charity since early 2014, visit his fund raising page here. Smiddy raises much needed funds for cancer research in honour of Adam Smiddy who sadly lost his battle with an aggressive melanoma in 2006 at the age...

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