Darwin 2023 - Rescheduled



Welcome! Relay for Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s prevention, information, and support services. Relay is a chance for the Darwin community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients, and their carers; to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives in the Territory. 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 2023 Relay today!

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Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Adult & Youth Registration 

Early Bird Adult = $25 (closes 12 June 2023)

Early Bird Youth = $15 (closes 12 June 2023)

Standard Adult = $35

Standard Youth (7-17) = $25

Child (0-6) = Free

Bump In: Gates open 4.00pm Friday 11th August 2023


Opening Ceremony: 6.00pm – 11th August 2023

Closing Ceremony: 8.00am – 12th August 2023


  • Best Dressed Team
  • Highest Corporate Fundraiser
  • Highest Community fundraiser
  • Highest Lap Count
  • Every Brick Counts award!

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    On The Day

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    What happens on the day?

    Get excited because the Relay for Life 2023 has arrived!

    Here's what to expect at Relay for Life.


    • Opening Ceremony
    • Survivors and Carers Walk
    • Candlelight Ceremony of Hope
    • Entertainment
    • Games and Prizes
    • Awards for Best dressed Tent, Team, Highest Lap Count and Corporate and Community fundraiser.

    You don’t have to stay on the track all 12 hours, 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. Remember, Relay runs for 12 hours and it can be cool overnight. 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
    • Comfortable walking/running shoes.
    • Warm clothing
    • Torch and spare batteries
    • 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 with 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.

    Day 1 - Saturday 11 August 2023

    Time Activity Location
    4:30pm Team check-in opens Registration Desk
    5:00pm Survivors and Carers Check in- Survivors Function Survivors and Carers Marquee
    6:00pm Opening Ceremony Main Stage
    6:20pm Survivors & Carers Lap Track
    6:25pm Grand Parade Lap Track
    6:30pm Lap Counting Begins Track
    8:00pm Candlelight Ceremony Main Stage
    8:45pm Entertainment and Festivities Stage

    Day 2 - Sunday 12 August 2023

    Time Activity Location
    6:30am Rooster Crow Good Morning Relayers!
    7:00am Breakfast is served
    8:00am Closing Ceremony Main Stage
    8:30am Bump out Track


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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. 

    Survivors & Carers

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    Survivors & Carers

    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 should face cancer alone, so whether you’re a Survivor or Carer, 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 honour your inspiring journey, you’re invited to be our Guest of Honour at Relay for Life.

    You can choose to walk in the Survivor and Carer’s Lap of Honour or just come along for the celebrations.

    We encourage you to pre-register for the Survivors and Carers Lap and we will notify you once details are confirmed.

    To RSVP for our Survivors and Carers Function and register for the Survivors and Carers Lap, click here and select a Survivor Carer Lap ticket.

    Our communities wouldn’t be the same without you, so thank you!

    Under 18s

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    Parent or Guardian Consent

    If you are under 18 years of age and not attending with a parent or guardian, you are required to have Parental Consent Form completed before the event.


    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.

    If you are a School Team, please contact your Relay event coordinator for more information.


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    Registering to attend

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    Relay For Life participants are encouraged to pre-register online before the event. There will be limited on the day registrations available. Supporters will be required to present their registration confirmation upon arrival at the event. If registering on the day, supporters will be required to proceed straight to the check-in desk to register.

    Can I show up on the day and join a team?

    Yes, however, this is not encouraged as there will be limited on the day registrations available. To avoid missing out we recommend registering online before the event.

    Will there be first aid at the event?

    Yes. St John Ambulance will be providing First Aid onsite for the entire event. If you become unwell during the event, please seek First Aid at the St John Ambulance or alternatively, see a CCNT employee, a committee volunteer or security for assistance.

    Can we bring our own food?

    Participants are allowed to bring their own food.

    What if I am feeling unwell just before the event?

    If you are unwell and/or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home and follow advice from the NT government regarding getting tested. We want to ensure these events are COVID Safe, to protect our 

    participants and the community. We will monitor all government advice and follow any directions and guidelines that are enforced by the government.

    Our staff and volunteer committees are working hard to plan fun and successful Relay for Life. Come join our Relay For Life Darwin - we are committed to working towards a cancer-free future, now, more than ever.

    Team Captains

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    All Captains welcome at our Relay Captains Meetings:

    Tuesday 1st August 2023 – 6pm at Cancer Council NT, 25 Vanderlin Drive Wanguri

    Thursday 3rd August 2023 – 6pm at Cancer Council NT 25, Vanderlin Drive Wanguri

    Thank you to our generous sponsors


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