About Us

About Us

The Cameleers evolved from a group of ex-servicemen and women who, realising they were not adjusting to their newly-adopted non-military life, decided to help each other. At the time, it seemed like a bit of an adventure to plan a long ride on restored military reconaissance motorbikes. Why not turn it into a real adventure and follow the path taken by explorers Burke and Wills more than a century ago? The bikes were named after five of the camels in the Burke and Wills caravan, and so those five men and women became the first of our Cameleers.

Meet some of the Cameleers

George

George

Founder of the Cameleers

The Cameleers was formed by former RAAFie George in 2014 when a group of retired ADF veterans wanted a new challenge.

Dave
Dave
Leader of the first Cameleers expedition

Dave served nnn years in the RAAF, and was Expedition Commander on the original Cameleers adventure

Chris

Chris

One of the “Originals”

Chris, a communications specialist was in the RAAF for nnn years and was a member of the first Cameleers expedition.

Samantha

Samantha

One of the “Originals”

Sam served in the RAAF for nnn years and having learnt to ride motorbikes on the family farm was invaluable on the original expedition.

Phil

Phil

One of the “Originals”

Phil was a serving member of the RAAF when he joined the Burke and WIlls ride with the other original Cameleers. He has since retired.

Millie

Millie

Expedition nurse

Millie brings valuable medical expertise to the ranks of the Cameleers after nn year career in the RAAF as a Registered Nurse.

Barry

Barry

Indigenous advisor, Cameleer

Barry was instrumental in developing the Cameleers’ passion for documenting the history of Australia’s Traditional Owner groups.

Lior

Lior

Cameraman, film-maker

Lior, who is an active member of the Army Reserve adds his film-making skills to the team whenever he deploys.

The Cameleers deploy for about 12 days four times a year. We use the skills, discipline and  knowledge acquired through years of training to support others in the field, most commonly in remote locations. The Cameleers team establishes and maintains camps for Traditional Owners doing cultural surveys, archeologists, anthropologists on field trips. We lend skilled support to remote station managers (particularly anybody going through hard times), and try to help in whatever corner of Australia we visit. We are funded by the Queensland Government through Operation Compass, and through private sponsorship.

Contact

0437 256 355