Bunbury 2023

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience, which raises vital funds for Cancer Council WA’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. We will also honour and remember loved ones lost, and raise money to help save more lives. Join the thousands of West Australians who take part in Cancer Council WA’s Relay For Life each year and make strides towards a cancer free future. Start or join a team in the 2023 Bunbury Relay today!

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Adults: $40 per person 

Youth (aged 6-17): $20 per person

Child (aged 0-5):  Free

Survivors & Carers: Free


Opening Ceremony: 10am Saturday

Candlelight Ceremony: 8.00pm Saturday

Closing Ceremony: 10am Sunday


Information Session

Come find out more about the Bunbury Relay

Time & Place TBA - join the RELAY FOR LIFE BUNBURY Facebook Page to keep up to date

Join us to find out more how you can make a difference through participating in Relay For Life. Already participating? Come along and we can answer all your questions about the day.


Awards available at the event include:

  •  Highest Community Fundraiser
  •  Highest Corporate Fundraiser
  •  Highest School Fundraiser
  •  Best Dressed Team
  •  Best Themed Tent

Find us on Social!

Connect with us to keep up-to-date with all things Relay:

  •  Facebook
  •  Instagram
  •  Twitter

On The Day

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What happens on the day?

Get excited because the Relay has arrived!

Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with your Relay event coordinator: Emily McKelvie 0408 747 191 | chair@relaybunbury.org.au for special info about the Bunbury Relay:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers Walk
  • Candlelight Ceremony of Hope
  • Closing ceremony
  • 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 overnight 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.


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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 4 November

Time Activity
9:00am Team check-in opens
10.00am Opening Ceremony
11.30am Survivors & Carers Opening Lap
11.45am Survivors & Carers Morning Tea
1.00pm Car box rally and judging
1.00pm Australind Lion's train (gold coint donation)
1.00pm-5.00pm Pixiewood face painting ($5-$15)
2.00pm Tug of War
3.00pm Lap of Respect
4.00pm Egg and spoon race
4.30pm Team awards ceremony
5.00pm-5.30pm Miss/Mr Relay
6.00pm Knock your locks off
8.00pm Candlelight Ceremony
9.30pm Fluffy bunny activity

Sunday 5 November

2.00am Onesie mannequin challenge
7.00am Breakfast
8.00am Health and Balance Pilates
9.00am Zumba
10.30am Raffle draw
10.00am Closing Ceremony


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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 Engagement Coordinator via Supporter Care Team:  1300 65 65 85

Thank you to our generous sponsors


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