Bendigo 2022


Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services.

Relay is a chance for the community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, those going through a cancer experience and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost and to raise money to help save more lives.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year and make strides towards a cancer free future. Start or join a team in the 2022 Bendigo Relay today!

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS: In line with the Victorian Government’s Covid-19 requirements, all participants (12 years and 2 months and over) must be fully vaccinated or hold a medical exemption in order to participate in the physical event. Please ensure you have your proof of vaccination status or exemption saved to your phone when you check in to the event.

Cancer Council Victoria is committed to providing the safest possible event for our participants, volunteers, staff, spectators and the community.

Further information about our COVID-19 procedures can be found in our “On the Day” section or by contacting your local Relay for Life Committee.

This event is now closed


Relay For Life offers pricing for adults, youth and families depending upon how early you register prior to your event. Please refer to the below table for more information.

Pricing Structure

Youth (6-17) Adult Family**
Super Early Bird
Fri Feb 18 2022 12:00 am
Fri Apr 22 2022 11:59 pm
$25 $30 $65
Early Bird
Sat Apr 23 2022 12:00 am
Sun June 26 2022 11:59 pm
$25 $35 $75
Mon June 27 2022 12:00 am
Sun Aug 21 2022 11:59 pm
$30 $40 $85
Event Week $40 $50 $95

Please note: Pre-event registrations close one week prior to the event
*Children under 6 can enter the event for free.


Opening Ceremony: 12.00pm

Candlelight Ceremony: 7.45pm

Closing Ceremony: 9.30pm

Information Session

Come find out more about the Bendigo 2022 Relay

Meeting dates to be confirmed. For more information please contact 1300 65 65 85.


Awards available at the event include:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Spirit of Relay

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Thanks for your interest in Relay For Life! Here’s an overview of what will be happening on the day.

Saturday 27 August

Time Activity Location
10.00am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
12.00pm Opening Ceremony Stage
7.30pm Survivors & Carers Walk Track
7.45pm Candlelight Ceremony Stage
9.30pm Closing Ceremony Stage

What happens on the day?

Get excited because the Relay has arrived! Head on down early to check-in and pick up an event program, site map and shirts or merchandise at the registration desk upon arrival.

Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with your Community Giving Coordinator: Andrew Villani - 1300 65 65 85 | for special info about the Bendigo 2022 Relay:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers walk
  • Candlelight Ceremony
  • Closing ceremony
  • Entertainment, kids activities and live music (throughout the day and into the night)
  • Keep those team members walking!

You don’t have to stay on the track all night, but we encourage teams to have at least one person on the track at all times to get the most out of your Relay experience.

What to bring to Relay

Be sure to come to Relay prepared! Check the forecast the night before and be prepared for inclement weather. Remember, Relay runs into the night and can be cold.Here’s a list of things that teams should be sure to have handy on the day:

  • Tent(s),marquees for your campsite
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Your Relay For Life shirt
  • Comfortable walking/running shoes
  • Warm clothing (pants, jackets, beanies, gloves, etc.)
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella, etc.)
  • A change of clothes
  • Camping gear (Tent, sleeping bag, pillows, blankets, esky, cutlery, cups, water bottle, food and drink.
  • Folding chairs and tables
  • Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good on cold or damp ground)
  • Campsite decorations and team banners
  • Team costumes
  • Money and loose change
  • Camera to capture those special moments
  • Any used or unused raffle books
  • Your team!

What not to bring

  • Pets (guide dogs and service dogs are welcome)
  • Bikes, scooters or roller blades/skates
  • Glass
  • Fundraising money that you want to bank (please bank any money prior to the event or the next business day after Relay)
  • Remember, Relay For Life is a smoke-free event.


Thanks to our fantastic sponsors:

Relay For Life is a community event and it would not be possible without the support we receive from our community.  In particular, there are local businesses that provide us with monetary and in-kind support.

If you would like your business to become a sponsor of Relay For Life contact the Community Giving Coordinator via Rachel Leonard:  1300 65 65 85 or   

RFL Bendigo Raffle Winners 

Drawn 27th August 2022

First Prize

7 Nights' Accommodation at NAUTILUS Holliday Apartments, Port Douglas
Queensland, for up to 4 people.(value $2000 )

Ticket No 2734. Dick Anthony -  Kangaroo Flat

Second Prize

2 Nights Mid -  Week Accommodation at MAPLE - Daylesford, Victoria (value
$700 )

Ticket 2532.  Jenny James , Bendigo Domain - Junortoun

Third Prize

2 Nights' Accommodation, Tasman Holiday Park, Lake Mulwala. NSW (value $340)

Ticket 1686. Loretta Doran

Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who supported Relay For Life Bendigo and Cancer Council Victoria.

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