Canberra (ACT) 2023

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 2023 Relay today!

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Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Registration closes on 26 March 2023. Visitors are welcome to pop-in during the event for a gold coin donation up to 2 hours. 


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

Relay for Life 2023 T-Shirts: $15** 

*Registration Fee waived for children under 5 years. 

**Please note, Relay For Life 2023 T-Shirts are not included in the registration fee. These are available as an additional option for purchase via the Registration link. Shirts will not be available for purchase after Registration.

Information Sessions

Attention team captains! Details on team captain meetings have been sent via email.

South-Side: 17th March 2023

North-Side: 14th March 2023

Find us on our Socials!

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.

Due to the nature of COVID-19 restrictions and ACT government regulations, these events are subject to change. Cancer Council ACT will notify participants if any changes occur. We strongly advice that each participant is fully vaccinated unless exempt due to a medical condition.

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!
  • The Forage 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.

There will also be fun prizes up for grabs for the following categories:

-Highest Fundraising Team

-Highest Fundraiser

-Best Relay Spirit

Site Map

Please contact or 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 (Pegs are not allowed, bring weights to secure your sites!)
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Your Relay for Life shirt (if you purchased a 2023 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

We are Australia’s leading cancer charity, working with and for the community across all cancers, for everyone affected by or concerned about cancer.


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Program Run-sheet

Time  What's On
On the Track  
1st April 2023   
0830 Bump-in
1100 Opening Ceremony 
  Welcome to Country-Aunty Violet
  Special Guest-Minister Stephen-Smith
  Canberra FM: Live Broadcast
1110 First Lap: Survivors and Carers Lap
1120 All Participant Lap
1130 Survivors and Carers Morning Tea
2230 Candlelight Ceremony & The Lone Piper
2nd April 2023   
1000 Last Lap & Closing Ceremony
  Special Guest- Ms. Leanne Castley
1030 Bump-out
Entertainment Zone  
1st April 2023   
1130 Lelia 
1330 Purple Couch Session with Senator David Pocock
1400 Zac Knows
1445 Dance North Side 
1500 Canberra City Band
1600 Matthew Wilson & Pheobe
1700 Clique
1845 ABBA Choir
2230 Haylee Karmer
2nd April 2023   
0900 Zumba with Funkshirnal Fitness
Kids Zone   
1st April 2023   
1130 Gecko Sports
1300 Yabadoo Kids
1400 Roaming Magicians
TBC Secret Ninja School

Team Site Alloction

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Please refer to the table below to find out where you team site is!


Team Name  Site Allocation 
ACT Rovers 34
AF Canberra City 22,11
AHQ Charity Event 120,121
All Sauced Up 97,128
Alliance Community & Nursing ACT 133,134
Amanda Ferris 35
Aranda Afters Association 36
Average Joes 5,6
Beetroot Bandits 117,108
Blacky Devils 26,7
Bold Bandanas VIP (164)
Brindabella 1 13,14
Brindabella 2 19,20
Brindabella Venturers 2023 101,124
Cancer Capers 139,138
CBA Canberra 52
CBR Brave 169,170,171
Chippin Away 76
Claire's Team 43,54
CRCS Family 166
CSC Super Team 125,100
Doma Hotels 78
Donut Stop 107,118
Dragons 61
Dumb Days Don't Last 80,81,82,19
Elevate Running and Fitness 93,68
Emmaus Christian School Team 143,144,145
Fredon ACT 104
GlennJamin 28
Griffin Hall 47,48,19,50
Guyver Fu 48,49
Hale & Hearty 146,147,148
Heydon Guides 45
Holy Walkamolies 31,32
Hoyts Belconnen Crew ? 114,111
Infocentre & Friends 29,30
JLL ACT 51,46
Just do it 74,73
Just Keep On! 123,102
Kin Early Learning 72
Lavender and Lace 8,25
Lionel's Skywalkers 53
Luton Properties Tuggeranong 116
Lymph Node 3,4
Marching Ants 166,156
Murrungundie Monkeez 140
Nik Naks 105
Nixons5 9,10,24
North Canberra Girl Guides 141,142
Not fast, but furious 95,66
Odd bunch 69
Olive 64
Participants of occasional running 44
Perkins 153
Rainbow Fairies 57,58
Rhi-lay for Life 95,96
Rob Morrison 37
Ryan's Express 15,16
Scrambled Legz 71,72
Silly Celeries 149,150
Speed Demons 151,152
Sunshine Strollers 12,21
Team Change Fitness 85
Team Tuppence 129,130
the dudes 62,63
The Notorious McWalkers 112,113
The Smithellserton's 109
Top Security 122
Trot City 75,86
Ubiquitous Supporters 119,106
Viv Psaila 99
Walk it off 91
Walking 9-5 59,38
Walking West 90
We are the Y 127,98
Yeehaw 115,110




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Thanks to our fantastic supporters:

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, we'd like to thank the following businesses and suppliers for their generous support:




If you would like your business to become a supporter of Relay For Life

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 Jannah Sani 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.  In particular, there are local businesses that provide us with monetary and in-kind support, we'd like to thank the following businesses and suppliers for their generous support:




If you would like your business to become a supporter of Relay For Life


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