Motorbike riders are revving their engines in the lead up to the Black Dog Ride, which will have its starting line in Griffith for the first time in the event's history.
Riders will leave Banna Avenue in April to begin their epic voyage down dusty country roads and through drought-struck towns to raise money and start conversations about depression, suicide, and mental health.
It's a heartfelt cause for Danielle Dionis, who single-handedly brought the Black Dog Ride to Griffith in a bid to get more people to open up, talk about their problems, and seek help before it's too late.
"We're all in this together. We need each other, and the answer is community, connection, and having real conversations," Ms Dionis said.
"That's going to take a bit of courage, but I know this town is full of big-hearted, courageous people."
It's a cause that hits close to home for Glen Dal Broi, who will be riding along to spread the message that there is help out there for people who need it.
"Think of yourself, and please think of the family that's left behind," Mr Dal Broi said.
"Just talk to somebody - ring the numbers, talk to your doctor, even your parish priest. There is help out there."
Paul Camm has struggled with depression personally, after having lost much of his eyesight over the past 18 months.
His riding days are long gone, but he'll be coming along as a passenger to tell his story and offer hope to those who've been in the same boat.
"I've had my struggles with the black dog, but I've found that there's life after depression - you've just got to be able to talk with people," Mr Camm said.
"As men, we don't talk. This is all about getting the word out to men that it's okay to talk, and if I can get that message to one person in a million then I'm doing alright, I reckon."
The Griffith team will depart in August and make the long voyage across nearly 3000 kilometres of Australian countryside before touching down in Alice Springs.
It's an ambitious eight-day journey, and along the way the riders will be stopping at country towns starting conversations along the way.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts you can call the Griffith Suicide Prevention and Support Group hotline on 1300 133 911 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.