Illawarra 2022

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 2022 Relay today! If you have any questions reach out to your Local Event Coordinator: Vanessa Ng - 02 4223 0202  | vanessa.ng@nswcc.org.au 

Registration 

Standard From 16 July 2022: $25 per person

Family Pricing

Standard From 16 July 2022: $60 per family

  • Child ticket- under 8 free, 8-13 years $15
  • Student ticket - under 18 or with student card $20
  • T-shirt: Free with registration 
  • Survivor & Carer: Free

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony: 9am Saturday 15 October 2022

Candlelight Ceremony: 8:15pm Saturday 15 October 2022

Closing Ceremony: 9pm Saturday 15 October 2022

Information Session

Come along to one of our Information Sessions at the Innovation Campus to find out more about Illawarra Relay!

  • Saturday 3rd September, 12-2pm
  • Saturday 10th September, 12-3pm

Join us to find out 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.

Keep a lookout on the Illawarra Relay Facebook Page for more details.

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What happens on the day?

Get excited because the Illawarra Relay has arrived!

Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with your Relay event coordinator: Vanessa Ng - 042230202 | vanessa.ng@nswcc.org.au for special info about the Illawarra 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 for 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 for inclement weather. Remember, Relay runs for 12 hours 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 for your interest in Relay For Life! Here’s an overview of what will be happening on the day.

Saturday 15 October 

Time Activity Location
8:00am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
9:00am Opening Ceremony Stage
9:30am Survivors & Carers Walk Track
8:15pm Candlelight Ceremony Stage



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 Illawarra Relay For Life contact the Community Engagement Coordinator Vanessa Ng - 02 4223 0202  | vanessa.ng@nswcc.org.au 

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 if 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 are currently finalising details for Survivors and Carers.

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

If you are having trouble registering, please contact Vanessa Ng - 02 4223 0202  | vanessa.ng@nswcc.org.au

Parent or Guardian Consent

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 youth upon registering for the event.

All youth are required to have the consent of their parent/guardian via the form above. Failure to do so will result in the youth being unable to attend the Relay For Life event.

There will be limited on the day registrations available.

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 as 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 you are a School Team, please contact Vanessa Ng - 02 4223 0202  | vanessa.ng@nswcc.org.au 

Raised so far

$15,335

Our goal

$50,000

Thank you to our generous sponsors