West Coast 2024

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience, which raises vital funds for 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 2024 West Coast Relay today!

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Adult (18+): $40 per person 

Youth (aged 6-17): $20 per person

Child (aged 0-5):  Free

Survivors & Carers: Free


Opening Ceremony: 12pm Saturday, 12th October 2024

Candlelight Ceremony: 8pm Saturday

Closing Ceremony: 12pm Sunday,13th October 2024


Awards presented at the event include:

  •  Highest Community Fundraiser
  •  Highest Corporate Fundraiser
  •  Highest School Fundraiser
  •  Best Dressed Team
  •  Best Themed Tent
  •  Best Baton

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 committee:  teamsrelaywestcoast@gmail.com or Helen Woodard - Teams Coordinator 0458 005 722 helen.woodard@education.wa.edu.au for information about Relay For Life West Coast:

  • 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

  • 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 (this includes e-cigarettes) and alcohol-free event.
  • e-bikes & e-scooters


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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 12 October

Time Activity
9:00am Team check-in opens
12:00am Opening Ceremony
12:45am Survivors & Carers Walk
1:00pm Survivors & Carers Afternoon Tea
12:45pm - 7:30pm Entertainment & Activties
6:00pm - 6:15pm Team Award Ceremony
8:00pm - 8:30pm Candlelight Ceremony

Sunday 13 October

Time Activity
7:00am - 9:00am Teams free Breakfast
9:00am - 11:30am Entertainment & Activities
11:40am - 12:00pm Closing Ceremony & Final Lap


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Thanks to our fantastic sponsors:

Venues West - ECU - City of Joondalup - Orbit Fitness - Beyond bank - Emeco

Relay For Life West Coast is a community event and it would not be possible without the support we receive from our community.  There are many businesses that provide us with monetary and in-kind support.

If you would like your business to become a sponsor of Relay For Life West Coast, contact Pat Strahan, Chair, Relay For Life West Coast on 0414 682 892 or pat@strahanevents.com.au 

Thank you to our generous sponsors


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