Below you will find a comprehensive list of Australian fundraising events for 2013, which will help you know what’s coming up and identify opportunities in the market. If your organisation’s major fundraising event isn’t listed below, please drop us an e-mail with the details at gjohnson@fandp.com.au.

Start dateEvent name
Benefiting nonprofitsRaised

February

1FebfastLadder, Holyoake, Mission Australia and Brisbane Youth Service 
1Afternoon TealOvarian Cancer Australia 
2Five in FiveSt Kilda Gatehouse, LiveWires, Whitelion, Manna Inc and Kids Under Cover 
11CEO CookOffOzHarvest, ONE80TC, The Big Issue$1.02 million
16RMHC Mt Isa BallRonald McDonald House Charities 
16Macarthur SwimathonCystic Fibrosis NSW 
17Sydney SkinnyFoundation for National Parks & Wildlife$15,000
21Variety SplashVariety, The Children’s Charity 
22Boardies DaySurf Life Saving Queensland 
23HBF Rottnest Channel SwimRoyal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) and Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group 
23Little Black Dress RunThe Sydney Children’s Hospital 
23Pink Stumps DayMcGrath Foundation 
24Walk to d’Feet MNDMotor Neurone Disease (MND) Association of NSW 
27NSW Smiddy ChallengeMater Foundation, PA Research Foundation, Melanoma Patients Australia and Flinders Medical Centre Foundation 

March

1Variety Goes VegasVariety, The Children’s Charity 
1CoastrekThe Fred Hollows Foundation 
2Variety of ChefsVariety, The Children’s Charity 
265kms for cystic fibrosisMurdoch Childrens Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital 
3Discovery DayMurdoch Children’s Research Institute 
3YMCA SwimathonYMCA 
3Epworth Run for Your LifeEpworth Medical Foundation 
4Variety Hawaiian Sling Golf DayVariety, The Children’s Charity 
8Launceston Giggle BallCamp Quality 
8International Women’s Day LuncheonCamp Quality 
84 Tracks 4 Kids MelbourneDoxa Youth Foundation 
8Dancing With The City StarsCancer Council NSW 
9Heart Kids WA Annual BallHeart Kids WA 
10Loop the LakeJohn Hunter Children’s Hospital 
13Wests Cycle ClassicWestpac Rescue Helicopter Service 
14The World’s Greatest ShaveLeukaemia Foundation of Australia 
16POSH Gala BallCancer Council NSW 
1614th Annual Bear by Night BallPrincess Margaret Hospital Foundation 
18CARE Walk in Her ShoesCARE Australia 
18Jim Stynes Memorial Golf ClassicReach Foundation 
20Cubby House ChallengeKids Under Cover 
21Light Up a Life Cocktail PartySacred Heart Mission 
22CBD Golf Esca
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Cerebral Palsy Alliance 
22Budgie BoltYoungcare 
23The Great Illawarra WalkCamp Quality 
24Verticool Tower Race and Ultimate ChallengeCamp Quality 
24Ruff Riders 500RSCPA QLD 
29Tasmanian Pro Celebrity Golf ClassicCamp Quality 

April

5Urban DescentPrincess Margaret Hospital Foundation 
6RMHC Canberra Gala BallRonald McDonald House Charities 
13Lord Mayor’s Community Trust Gala BallLord Mayor’s Community Trust 
19Oxfam Trailwalker MelbourneOxfam Australia 
21Ride for RecoveryLeukaemia Foundation and the Myeloma Foundation 
27William’s WalkArthritis NSW 
27Hervey Bay Variety Big Hearts BallVariety, The Children’s Charity 

May

1Give it up!Australian Red Cross 
3Muscular Dystrophy NSW Gala BallMuscular Dystrophy New South Wales 
4Shitbox RallyCancer Council 
4Passion4Life Gala BallCure for Life Foundation 
5The Great Tribal ChaseGood Beginnings Australia 
6Live Below the LineOaktree Foundation 
10RMHC Townsville BallRonald McDonald House Charities 
10Bail Out TasmaniaWhitelion 
11Silver Gala BallACT for Kids 
12Mother’s Day ClassicNational Breast Cancer Foundation 
17Bail Out SydneyWhitelion 
18Tiny Tickers BallHeart Kids SA 
19RSPCA Million Paws WalkRSPCA Australia 
23Australia’s Biggest Morning TeaCancer Council 
24Bail Out AdelaideWhitelion 
25Newcastle Giggle BallCamp Quality 
31Bail Out MelbourneWhitelion 

June

14City Mile DashCancer Council NSW 
14Oxfam Trailwalker BrisbaneOxfam Australia 
20CEO SleepoutSt Vincent de Paul Society 
21Purple Bra DayBreast Cancer Care WA 
21Reach BallReach Foundation 
23Balmoral BurnHumpty Dumpty Foundation 
23Brissie to the BayMS Australia 
28Red Nose DaySIDS and Kids 
29Heart Foundation’s Tasmania Gala BallNational Heart Foundation 

July

1Dry JulyHospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand 
19RMHC Victorian BallRonald McDonald House Charities 
20Umbrella BallKids Under Cover 
21Run MelbourneMulti-charity event 
27RMHC Orange BallRonald McDonald House Charities 
27RMHC Newcastle BallRonald McDonald House Charities 
27RMHC Tasmanian BallRonald McDonald House Charities 
27RMHC Queensland Ba
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Ronald McDonald House Charities 

August

1Big Cake BakeAustralian Red Cross 
3Epworth Fever Gala BallEpworth Medical Foundation 
4wesCarpadeCamp Quality 
11City 2 SurfMulti-charity event 
1640 Hour FamineWorld Vision 
17Brisbane Ride to Conquer CancerQueensland Institue of Medical Research 
23Daffodil DayCancer Council 
23Oxfam Trailwalker SydneyOxfam Australia 

September

1Bridge to BrisbaneMulti-charity event 
4SteptemberCerebral Palsy Alliance 
5AFL Footy Finals LuncheonWhitelion 
6Footy Fever DebateVery Special Kids 
61,000 K’s 4 KidsCamp Quality 
7Vinnies Youth BallSt Vincent de Paul Society 
9Step-a-thon for KidsMurdoch Children’s Research Institute 
15City-BayMulti-charity event 
15Amy’s Grand FondoAmy Gillett Foundation 
19Tractor TrekCamp Quality 
22Blackmore’s Sydney Running FestivalMulti-charity event 

October

1Simpson Desert Bike ChallengeRoyal Flying Doctors Service 
7Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle ChallengeDiabetes Queensland and Heart Foundation 
12esCarpadeCamp Quality 
18AMP Abseil for YouthSir David Martin Foundation 
20Bupa Around the BayThe Smith Family 
1OcsoberLife Education Australia 
12Sydney Ride to Conquer CancerChris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA 
18Oxfam Trailwalker PerthOxfam Australia 
19Perth Ride to Conquer CancerWest Australian Institute of Medical Research 
26Melbourne Ride to Conquer CancerPeter MacCallum Cancer Foundation 
28Pink Ribbon DayCancer Council 

November

1MovemberProstate Cancer Australia and Beyond Blue 
TBCMS Sydney to the Gong RideMS Australia 
17Eureka ClimbWhitelion and Interplast