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Frequently asked questions

What is Beat the Blue?

Beat the Blue is a registered incorporated not for profit with NSW Fair Trade. It fundraises under a letter of authority for NSW Police Legacy. 100% of profits made by Beat the Blue are donated. The primary goal of Beat the Blue is to encourage car and bike enthusiast to make smarter choices around their passions. We do this by hosting events and brining together all elements of the car community so that all sides can have a voice.

Is this a police event?

No. Beat the Blue is run by a team of volunteers. While some of these volunteers are NSW Police Force officers, the organising and running of Beat the Blue events are done in their own time. Uniformed and on duty Police Officers who attend Beat the Blue, do so on invitation and the support of Beat the Blue by the executive of the NSW Police Force and in particular that of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command are greatly appreciated.

Where does the money go?

All profits made by Beat the Blue via, events, merchandise or direct sponsorship are donated to NSW Police Legacy. Each year Beat the Blue obtains a letter of authority to fundraise on behalf of NSW Police Legacy.

You can donate directly to NSW Police Legacy here.

What types of events are there?

Beat the Blue run two types of events. Firstly our “Social” event is just that, a casual car meet and static event only (no driving). These events are lowkey and are designed to give participants an opportunity to meet in a safe and appropriate location to catch up with friends and ask advice of local HWP officers. There is always a good coffee or food on offer as well as merchandise or info on our next events.

Our main event which is held annually (pushing for bi-annualy) Includes a show and shine with a driving component. 99 members of the public via an express of interest are given the opportunity to drive off against members of the NSW Police Force Traffic and Highway Patrol. These officers drive in every day operational police vehicles on an obstacle course setup on the skid pan at Sydney Motorsport Park. The event includes an extensive show and shine, trade displays, police demonstrations as well as a variety of food trucks. While it is a drive off, the night is a bit of fun and aimed at bringing the community together in the spirit of safety and community spirit.

About Beat the Blue

Beat the Blue is a unique opportunity to face off against New South Wales Police Force Highway Patrol officers in a safe and controlled environment. Only possible thanks to the people from Driving Solutions, Sydney Motorsport Park will host the epic battle between the community and New South Wales finest on a specially designed motorkhana layout. With the winner of each tie being the first participant past the post.

Highway Patrol officers spend a strong portion of their driver training honing their skills on the skidpan. With the aim of the event being to pass on some of this knowledge and skill to members of the community in a fun and safe environment all while raising money for New South Wales Police Legacy.

Beat the Blue (BTB) is run by car enthusiasts with the intention of making the road a safer place by directing our passion to the places we can safely preform them. While we all enjoy using our cars in different ways, be it hard parking or hitting the track. We all have a part to play to make our roads safer, Beat the Blue was put together to allow people to enjoy their cars in a safe and controlled environment.

BTB is completely not for profit.

Every dollar you spend at the event by participating or on merchandise all goes directly to New South Wales Police Legacy. This is only possible thanks to our naming sponsors, Driving Solutions, who have covered the costs of the event to allow us to pass on 100% of what you pay.

About NSW Police Legacy

NSW Police Legacy is a strong and compassionate ‘profit for purpose’ organisation providing services to police legatees and members of the wider police family across the State. Today, Police Legacy enhances the lives of approximately 1,000 police legatees by providing professional and compassionate support to the families who have suffered a loss through the provision of meaningful benefits, services and advocacy.

We envision a caring, inclusive and supportive police family where no partner or child of a deceased or former serving officer will ever feel forgotten or in need. The NSW Police Force is Australia’s largest police organisation and one of the biggest in the English speaking world. It is a large and diverse workforce with close to 16,500 dedicated serving police officers and approximately 3,000 unsworn officers who protect our community around the clock. The police family extends far and wide, and encompasses not only our serving and retired police, but also their families.

NSW Police Legacy was established as an Association in 1987 to care for the police family. We became incorporated in 1991 and for more than 30 years we have been providing both financial assistance and compassionate support to our police families.

They take pride in being an inclusive organisation. Regardless of whether a police officer was serving or retired, or the circumstances of their death, our obligation is to those left behind – our Police Legatees.