About Us

Our Purpose & Commitment to Members

The Four Wheel Drive Association Queensland is the peak body representing the common interests of four wheel drive owners and club members across Queensland. We recognise the passion our members have across many great outdoor activities, therefore we strive to build strong and supportive communities for like-minded people across our great State.

We engage with Government to lobby our advocacy agenda particularly on topics such as track access and vehicle modifications. We deliver four wheel drive training and education to ensure safety and knowledge sharing is always front of mind. Supporting our 4WD member clubs is important to our success.

We provide this through good governance, good systems, financial health, communication and the commitment of our people. By doing so, we seek to offer the most relevant products and services to our members at the most affordable price.

Management Committee

The Four Wheel Drive Association Queensland management team is made up of ten positions being; four Executive Members and six Ordinary Committee Members.

Who are we?

Our team consists of:


Shane Rose, Brisbane 4WD Club Inc

Shane has been involved with 4WD Clubs for over 28 years. Originally from the Hunter Valley Shane was the President of the Hunter Regional 4WD Council for several years. Shane has served in the role of Vice President and Secretary of 4WD QLD previously.

Shane brings his experience in the industry and also as a business owner to the Association.

Email: president@4wdqld.com.au

Phone: (07) 3277 6071

Vice President

Aaron Stumer, Mitsubishi 4WD Owners Club of Qld Inc


Email: aaron.stumer@4wdqld.com.au

CEO & Training

Michael Elliott, Brisbane 4WD Club Inc

Michael has been active in the bush since a cub, scout, infantry and then camping with his family in Africa. His 4wd experience spans over 10 years. He is an active member of his club and has served on the committee for several years.

He brings a wealth of experience as supply chain manager and operations director during his career. He recently spent 5 years working with aboriginal medical centres in remote Queensland for a state wide diabetic retinopathy program.

He enjoys four wheel driving, bush walking and cycling through Australia’s natural landscape.

Email: ceo@4wdqld.com.au

Phone: 0407 936 811


Tracey Brettle, Brisbane 4WD Club Inc

Appointed position

Email: treasurer@4wdqld.com.au

Phone: (07) 3277 6071


Michelle Manton, Ipswich Low Rangers 4WD Club Inc

Michelle has been an active member of Ipswich Low Rangers for 2 years in the role of Secretary. Michelle has since stepped down from this role so she can take a more active role with 4WD Qld and be able to contribute in a larger capacity to help all the QLD clubs. Michelle is an active 4wder whose passion is for beach driving and quality family camping experiences.

Michelle brings her 26yrs of experience in Administration & Accounts to her role as Secretary for 4WD Qld.

Email: secretary@4wdqld.com.au

Phone: (07) 3277 6071

Committee Member – CARE Sub Committee Chair

David Evans, Ipswich 4WD Club Inc

Dave has fostered a love for the outdoors since he was a young lad, regularly heading off on bushwalks with his father. Now with a wife and kids in tow, the activities have expanded to include mountain biking, hiking and caravanning, along with a rekindled passion for 4WDing, having joined the Ipswich 4WD club in recent years.

Email: care@4wdqld.com.au

Committee Member – Hall Co-Ordinator

Ash Rogan, Queensland Nissan Patrol 4WD Club Inc

Ash is an active 4WDer within his club. Ashley has returned to the committee after a break. He has always been one of the first to volunteer to assist when needed.

Email: hall@4wdqld.com.au

Committee Member – IT

Jim Deakin, Caloundra City 4WD Club Inc


Email: jim.deakin@4wdqld.com.au

Committee Member – Public Relations (PR)

Role is shared by Shane Rose, Jim Deakin, and Michael Elliott

Committee Member – General Committee

Brad Praed, Bundaberg 4WD Club Inc

Brad has been an avid outdoors person since his days of the various levels in Scouting. Once leaving Rover Scouts at the age of 26 he joined, and has been an active member of, the Bundaberg 4WD Club and is now a life member.

He has carried out all club committee roles in his 4wding life and has been on the Fraser Island Cleanup committee for the last 5 years. Brad has many extended 4WD touring trips under his belt and is a Cert 4 trainer and assessor.

Committee Member – Insurance

Barry Bryett, Bundaberg 4WD Club Inc

Barry has been part of the 4WD scene for 50 years, previously president of the Land Rover Owner’s Club – Sydney Branch and previous president of Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club Inc. Currently their treasurer and Insurance and Risk Coordinator.

Email: insurance@4wdqld.com.au

Committee Member – General Committee

Kris Wells, River City 4WD Club Inc


Email: kris.wells@4wdqld.com.au

Committee Member – General Committee

Michael McDonell, Queensland Nissan Patrol 4WD Club Inc

Michael is an active 4WDer within his club as well as a member of the club committee. He did his first term on the association committee in 2021.

Email: michael.mcdonell@4wdqld.com.au

Phone: 0402 470 574