Launceston 2023

Tasmania's first every INDOOR / OUTDOOR Relay is coming to Launceston! We are super excited to announce that the Launceston 2023 event will take place at the Silverdome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and supportive care 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. All funds raised in Tasmania, stay in Tasmania. 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 Launceston Relay today!

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Frequently asked questions

Event Information

Tasmania's first ever INDOOR / OUTDOOR Relay is coming to Launceston!

Combining the indoor with outdoor

We have created a walking route that will enable participants to walk a lap indoors, and then head out doors to continue your loop.

Things will look a little different...

You are used to camping under the stars on large camp sites. At this event, you will have the opportunity to camp indoors alongside fellow-Relayers! The center of the track will form the camping ground.

Can I still sleep outside?

For those people who are SUPER keen to camp outdoors, there will still be the opportunity to do so. We will contact you in due course to understand your preference and allocate an appropriate site.

Seems like a big venue - will we get lost?

It sure is, and we are excited to explore all the opportunities this venue gives - such as a silent disco, catering, outdoor activities and indoor crafts. Our floor plan and signage will ensure you don't get lost, and that we can all still Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back together.

Keep informed

As our plans progress, we want to keep you informed. Read our monthly e-newsletter and follow the Facebook event page to ensure you are always up to date with the Relay event planning.

Registration fees 

Child (0-6) $0 per person

Youth $25 per person

Adult (18+) $30 per person

Youth $30 per person on the day

Adult (18+) $35 per person on the day

Refund Policy

Cancer Council do not offer refunds and our general policy is to treat your money as a donation. Should you have made an error whilst registering or donating please contact your local Cancer Council office for assistance.


COVID-19 restrictions and requirements are forever changing, and as a result, this Relay For Life event is subject to change. Here at Cancer Council Tasmania, we are doing our best to stay on top of these shifting requirements to ensure our events are safe and adhere to Tasmanian Government guidelines. We will do our best to notify Relay For Life participants of these changes as they occur.
Please note that for the safety of all our participants, Relay For Life events will be registration only. 

To find out more about the Launceston Relay please contact Jess Gent or 03 67791104.


Opening Ceremony (CELEBRATE): 1pm Saturday

Candle Light Ceremony (REMEMBER): 8pm Saturday

Closing Ceremony (FIGHT BACK): 9am Sunday


Awards available at the event include:

  •  Best Team Site 
  • Best Team Baton
  • Spirit of Relay
  • Highest Fundraising Team
  • Highest Fundraising School - to be awarded 28th April

Other Novelty Laps will include:

  • T2T Race
  • Three Legged Lap 
  • Egg and Spoon Race 
  • Chicken Dance Lap 
  • Selfie Lap
  • Wig Walk 

Find us on Social!

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

On The Day

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 Relay Event Coordinator: Jess Gent 6779 1104 | for special info about the Launceston 2023 Relay:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers Walk
  • Luminary (Rememberance) Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Foot Massages by the Body Shop @ Home
  • Video Gaming Competition by Optimal Gaming 
  • Free Play Arcade Games 
  • Silent Disco by the Kombi Krew
  • Smoothie Bike
  • Face painting, kids activities, giant games, live music and competitions (throughout the day and night, inside and out!)
  • Food trucks, ice cream and coffee
  • Survivors and Carers Afternoon Tea
  • Complimentary cold breakfast
  • 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.




4TH March




10.30 am

Gates Open and Tent Set Up

On Site

Team Check In Opens

Registration Table – Main Entrance

Camp Cots Available for Collection

Information Zone

Large items drop off

Main Entrance

Rose Coffee Van

Next to indoor stage

Cancer Council Merchandise available for sale

Merchandise Zone


Complimentary tea/coffee

Dining Zone

12.00 noon

Food vendors commence trading

Outside Track

Registration – Survivors & Carers Walk Participants

(Survivors and Carers assemble on the track, behind the ribbon at 12.55pm)

Information Zone

Army Pep Band playing

Indoor Stage

1.00 pm


      Master of Ceremonies

      National Anthem – Army Pep Band

      Cancer Council Tasmania Board Director: Louise Hannon

      Acknowledgement of Country

      Relay For Life Oath – Highest Fundraising Team

      Ribbon Cutting

      Survivors and Carers Lap Music – Army Pep Band

Indoor Stage

1.15 pm

      1st Lap – Survivors & Carers lap

      2nd Lap – Everyone on the track

      3rd Lap – Relay officially commences

On the Track

1.30 pm


Sponsored by IGA

Dining Zone


Dale Worthington

Outdoor Stage


Dirty Motel

Indoor Stage

From 2.00 pm

Sid Seagull and Giant Games from Neighbourhood House

Activity Zone


Kids Crafts Available:

      Baton Making Station

      T2T Car Making  


Kids Craft Zone


Scavenger Hunt

Around Venue


Wig Walk

On the Track


Justin Hemmings

Outdoor Stage


Chicken Dance Lap

On the Track


Smoothie Bike

Outside Track


After Hrs

Indoor Stage


Massages by Body Shop @Home

Video Game Competition

Outside Area

Concourse/Main Entrance


Scott Haigh

Outdoor Stage


Egg and Spoon Race

On the Track


Candle Sales & Team Lantern Collection

Merchandise Zone


Tori Rattray

Outdoor Stage


Selfie Lap

On the Track


The Queen Street Band

Indoor Stage



Purple Couch Interviews

Concourse/Main Entrance


Team Captains Meeting

Concourse/Main Entrance


Jo Chugg and co.

Outdoor Stage


Face Painter

Activity Zone


Three-Legged Lap

On the Track


Ben Birt Band

Indoor Stage


Clint Baker

Outdoor Stage

7.00-7.30 pm

T2T Car Show –time to show off your cars and lap

On the Track


Brown Cords

Indoor Stage



     MC Speaker –Light candles and HOPE sign

     Lighting Lanterns

     Silent lap led by St Patricks College Bag Piper

     Candle bags to be placed at camp sites or in designated areas

Indoor Stage


Brown Cords

Indoor Stage

From 9.00pm

Kombi Krew – wireless headphones

Activity Zone


DJ Sets till noise curfew

Indoor Stage


Coffee available all night – Rose Coffee Van

Next to indoor stage

Sssssshhhhh, quiet time. Noise curfew


5TH March





Hot Breakfast Options - Rose Coffee Van

Food Precinct


IGA Breakfast

Dining Seating

7.00– 8.15 am

Smoothie Bike

Outside Track


Final Lap



Fightback Closing Ceremony

      Penny Egan, Cancer Council Tasmania CEO

      Fight Back Oath – by Highest Fundraising School

      Awards presented

      IGA Presentation

      Massage Raffle Drawn

      Furniture Raffle drawn


Indoor Stage


Home Time



All sites to be vacated and camp cots returned



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:

  • Camping gear (folding chair, sleeping bag, pillow, blankets, esky, keep cup, water bottle, food and drink)
  • Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good on cold ground)
  • Campsite decorations and team banners
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Your Relay For Life top
  • Comfortable walking/running shoes
  • Warm clothing (pants, jackets, beanies, gloves, etc.)
  • Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella, etc.)
  • A change of clothes
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Team costumes
  • Spending money and loose change (to purchase food, a candle bag, merchandise or an activity)
  • Camera to capture those special moments!


What not to bring

  • Alcohol
  • Pets (guide dogs and service dogs are welcome)
  • Bikes, scooters or roller blades/skates
  • Glass containers or bottles
  • 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 our State Manager Alicia van Ek:  03 6419 4207 or

Principal Sponsor


Signature Sponsors



Statewide Supporters


Local Sponsors

Under 18s

Youth Policy

The Cancer Council requires that every person under the age of 18 must have approval by a parent or guardian to register for and participate in Relay For Life events. 

Youth Teams

Cancer Council Tasmania requires that teams where the majority of members are under 18 must have two registered adult supervisors present at all times throughout the Relay For Life event. Youth Team Supervisors must be over 21 years of age and are responsible for the behaviour and conduct of the youth they oversee. 

Code of Conduct for Youth Teams

We want all participants to enjoy their Relay For Life experience. Common sense is key to everyone having a good time. This means considering and being respectful of the needs of other participants, abiding by the event rules and complying with all reasonable requests from members of the organising committee or Cancer Council Tasmania staff. 

Where the money goes

Here's how you're making a difference

$10 Helps us to provide free exercise programs to assist cancer patients in building strength and fitness during treatment.

$30 Helps transport cancer patients to and from their treatment.

$50 Helps our cancer support line 13 11 20 provide free and confidential support on all aspects of cancer.

$200 Adds a wig to our library for lending to clients who are experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment.


Seize the Day Educational Scholarship

Your money also allows us to offer our Seize the Day Educational Scholarships. For more information, please read the following document, Seize the Day - Supporting young Tasmanians impacted by cancer.

How we helped in the last year

$5.8 million+  has been invested into cancer research over the past 26 years. 

253,892 is the number of times our prevention messages were seen online by Tasmanians.

66,800 Tasmanian children (and their families) are part of the SunSmart program in childcare and schools across the state.

500+ wigs are now available to those experiencing hairloss due to cancer treatment

$30,000 of Seize the Day Scholarships were awarded to 29 brave young people who have been impacted by cancer.

238,000km's were covered by our transport2treatment drivers - that's the equivalent of driving around the world nearly 6 times! 

Thank you for enabling us to empower and support Tasmanians impacted by cancer since 1995.


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