Canberra (ACT) 2024

Welcome! 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 2024 Relay today!

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Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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  • Adult Tickets (+18 years) - $25 per person
  • Youth and Kids Tickets(<17years*) - $10 per person

Relay for Life 2023 T-Shirts: $15** 

*Registration Fee waived for children under 5 years. 

**Please note, Relay For Life 2024 T-Shirts are not included in the registration fee. These are available as an additional option for purchase via the Registration link or through our Relay For Life online shop here:

Shirts can be collected by the following ways:

1) From our Deakin office (Unit 1/173 Strickland Crescent, Deakin ACT 2600)- please contact before visiting us.

2) On the day of the event.

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

Everyone is invited to join Relay For Life and help create a cancer free future.

On The Day

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What happens on the day?

Get excited because ACT Relay is back!

Here is what to expect at Relay!

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers Opening Lap
  • Candlelight Ceremony of Hope
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Entertainment- live music, competitions, kids activities and lots of prizes!
  • Walking Track- keep those legs and team members moving!
  • Local food businesses will be supporting us this year and there will be vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options!

There is absolutely no pressure to stay on the track for the entire event. We do, however, encourage teams to have at least one person on the track at all times to get the most out of your Relay experience.

Site Map

Please contact if you have campsite preference for your team. 


Where to Park?

Free parking will be available at the CIT Bruce Carpark (marked in red).There will be paid parking available in the GIO Stadium in the East Car Park and the BrayBrooke St carpark (marked in yellow). We recommend carpooling with your team. Drop-off in front of the track entrance is from 8.30am-3.30pm.

What to bring to Relay

Be sure to come to Relay well prepared! We advise to check the forecast the night before and dress for the weather. Remember, Relay for Life will we running overnight this year and it can be cold.But don’t forget to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide during daylight hours! Here is a list of things that teams should be sure to have handy on the day:

  • Marquee(s) and tents for your allocated site
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Your Relay for Life shirt (if you purchased a 2024 shirt or reuse one from previous years)
  • Comfortable walking/running shoes
  • Warm clothing (pants, jacket, beanies, glove, etc)
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella, etc)
  • Folding chairs and table
  • Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good for cold or damp grounds)
  • Marquee decorations and team banners
  • Team costumes
  • Camera to capture those special moments
  • Money and loose change
  • A tin of food to hold down your candlelight bags (collected food will be donated to Oz Harvest)
  • Your team!

What not to bring

  • Pegs are not allowed on site (please bring weights to hold your tents/marquees down)
  • Pets (guide and service pets 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,drug and alcohol-free event

Team Site Allocation

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Team Name Team Site
100 Kay in a Day 5
A team for single relayers 129
ACU Signaroo Hoppers 97,98,127,128
AMPLIFY/MIx106.3 1,2
BBQ Girls 149,150
Beetroot Bandits 116,109
Blumers Canberra 40
Bold Bandannas VIP
Brindabella Venturers 2024 58,39
Chippin' Away 13,20
Christine’s Crew 6
CRCS Family 64
Dragons Abreast Canberra 27, 28
Eagers Automotive ACT 8,25
GGS Flowers & Hampers 65,66
Griffin Hall 2024 47,48,49,50
Griffin Legal  32
Green Machine
Hey Mountain 140,141,142
Infinite Believers 160,161
issy stevens wannabe support crew 95,96
Just Keep On 63,34
Lab Rats 1 &2 166,167,168
Labor 69
Marching Ants 154,155
Milk Drinkers 153
Milto 3 33
Monkeez- West Belconnen Girl Guides 140,141,142
Motley Crew 105,120
Nixons5 9,10,23,24
NOW 4 Life 11,22
Orana 1 & 2 162,163
Rainbow Fairies 56,41
Relay Renegades 107,118
Roaming Radishes  146
Rotaractors United 131
Ryan's Express 15,16
Sole Mates 124,125
Stepping on toes 169,170,171
Stride Team Alpha 31
Team Tired Legs 67
The Defeeters 30
the dudes 147
The Kingdom of Stepalot 132
The Last and the Furious 145
The Melba Munchers 68
The Return of Lionel's Skywalkers 112,113,114
The slow and the breathless 7
The Walkie Talkies 130
Walking on a Dream 117
Wamburun Hall 62,33
Your Average Nick and Joe 4, 29
Ladybird's March 148


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Time Saturday 13 April 2024
Grounds Entertainment
8:30 Relayers Bump-in
10:00 Opening Ceremony 
11:30 Leila King 
13:00 SportsCare Canberra Massage Tent Emmy Lu 
14:00 Zara Alice
15:00 Dance Northside 
15:30 Bump-in cut-off Prism Jazz Ensemble
16:00 Andate Andate Choir
17:00 Tonique 
17:30 Southern Comfort
18:00 Stella Martin
19:00 Baseless Rumours
20:00 Vendors Bump-out Leila King 
21:00 Candlelight Ceremony  Lone Piper 
22:30 Movie night
Time Sunday 14 April 2024
Grounds Entertainment
8:00 Prism Jazz Ensemble 
8:30 Amonymous
9:00 FunkShirlnal  
9:55 Closing ceremony
12:00 Relayers Bump-out

Survivors & Carers

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Relay for Life is a time for our community to come together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who are no longer with us and fight back against cancer.

If you or anyone you love has ever heard the words "You have cancer", you know how much it affects us and the people around us. None of us should ever have to face cancer alone, so whether you’re a Survivor, Carer or even a Fighter, getting involved in your local Relay for Life can introduce you to others who are facing similar challenges and create opportunities for sharing stories, friendship, and hope.

To acknowledge your journey through cancer, you’re invited to be our Guest of Honour at Relay for Life. Click on 'Register Now' to walk in the Survivors, Fighters and Carers Lap of Honour or just come along for the celebrations!

If you are having trouble registering, please contact- 

Under 18s

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Parent or Guardian

If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to have a parent or guardian complete a Parental Consent Form before the event.
This form will be emailed to you upon registration.

Failure to complete the form will mean you are unable to attend the Relay for Life event.

*There will be limited registrations available on the day.

Youth Team Supervisors

All participants under 18 years of age are required to have a supervisor over the age of 21 present with their team for the duration of the event. You must register your supervisor by completing the Youth Supervisor Form that is emailed to you upon registering a youth. It is the responsibility of the parent, guardian, team captain or youth to ensure the youth supervisor has completed this form. If a youth team attends Relay For Life without the required number of supervisors over the age of 21, the team will not be able to participate. Please note that for youth teams, you must have 1 supervisor per 10 youth participants.If the youth team consists of more than 10 youth participants, Cancer Council ACT requires that two adult supervisors be present at all times throughout the Relay For Life event.

If you are a School Team, please contact us on or (02) 6145 2564

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Relay For Life is a community event and it would not be possible without the support we receive from our community.  

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