UWA 2023

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience , which raises vital funds for the 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 UWA Relay today!

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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: 11:30am Saturday, 7th October 2023 (TBC)

Candlelight Ceremony: 8:30pm Saturday, 8th October 2023

Closing Ceremony: 12pm Sunday, 8th October 2023


Information Session

Come find out more about the UWA Relay

First information session:


Ezone North, UWA Crawley Campus

Join the UWA Relay Facebook Page to keep up to date and 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 Fundraising Team
  • Best Dressed Team
  • Best Themed Tent
  • Most Laps - Team
  • Most Laps - Individual
  • Most Laps - FacSoc
  • Team Spirit Award
  • Highest Fundraising Individual

Find us on Social!

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

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: Jasmin Lacsher relayuwa.eventops@gmail.com for special info about the UWA 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
  • Your team!

What not to bring

  • Bikes or scooters 
  • 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 7th October 2022 (TBC)

Time Activity Location
11:00am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
11:30am Opening Ceremony Stage
12:00pm Survivors & Carers Walk Track
8:30pm Candlelight Ceremony Stage

Sunday 8th October 2022 (TBC)

Time Activity Location
6:00am Free cold breakfast TBC
9:45am All participants on track for final laps and countdown Track
12:00pm Closing Ceremony Stage


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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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