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Our inaugural Lift the Lid Walk was a great success.      Looking forward to 2024!

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(more details below)

$30 early-bird tickets

(more details below)

Walk for mental health research

The Rotary Clubs of Brisbane Taylor Bridge, Brisbane Centenary and Greater Springfield came together

to host their inaugural LIFT THE LID WALK in 2023!


These walks are a great way to spread awareness of the 1 in 5 Australians who are suffering from a mental illness.

Help us Lift the Lid on Mental Illness this summer by walking with us!

All proceeds go into mental health research through Australian Rotary Health

LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health will get you walking and get us all talking while we raise vital funds for

Australian Rotary Health.



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Start at Rocks Riverside Park and finish at the same spot
if you are unable to participate, you may wish to make a donation to mental health research here.


A Walk NOT a race at Rocks Riverside Park, 2.5kms along the footpath beside the Brisbane River and back. 

Walkers have the option to turn around at any point. 

This is in parkland, and there will be zero road traffic.


Everyone who has been impacted by or cares about Mental Health.     

Dogs on a leash are welcome! 

Distance: 5 kilometres.

Entry fee:

$30 for adults, with everyone receiving an event t-shirt.

Kids 15 and under walk for free. 

You can purchase t-shirts for kids via the ticket site.​


From 6.30 am - Please register and collect t-shirts.                                 

You can register from 6.30 am on the day, credit card facilities available.



​Brisbane City Council




The Rotary Club of Mooloolaba together with a number of other Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast has

for the past 7 years, staged a fundraising WALK in October to coincide with Queensland Mental Health Month.

The “point of difference” is that the walk is not a race.


 This event is a family occasion offering an organised “fun” walk along the banks of the Brisbane River

for 2.5 kilometres and back.     Walkers have the option to turn around at any time.

The inaugural Walk was held in October 2016 and has grown to include hundreds of participants and

raised over $150,000 over the years.


This is a great project because it;

1. Raises much needed funds for ARH Mental Health Research

2. Offers an opportunity for the community to identify with those suffering from mental health issues.

3. It provides an outlet for those suffering from mental health issues. For example, every year there have

been families and friends wearing their own special t-shirts honouring a loved one who has

been lost as a result of a mental health issue.

4. Will bring visitors to Rocks Riverside Park, which is good for local businesses and tourism.





Event Day Program: 

6.00 am Bump In

6.30 am Check In/T Shirt Collection/Late Registration opens.

7.30 am Check In/T Shirt Collection/Late Registration closes.

7.45 am Pre-Start Briefing, ARH Speaker and Sponsor Recognition.  

8.00 am Walk Start. 

10.00 am Even Completion. 

10.30 am Approximate time of event break down finish. 

General Information: 

If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact Craig Clarke on 0430 871-664 or Steve Bennett on 0434 921-300.

Food and Entertainment: 

There will be a Coffee Van, an Ice Cream vendor, and a Rotaract BBQ selling sausage sizzles. 

There will also be other displays set up at the event.

2023 will see up to 26 locations across Australia walking for mental health research. ​It is the perfect time to get your company or business involved!


Support your local community, break down the barriers and stigma associated with mental health and help raise funds for mental health research. Today's research is tomorrow's treatment and cures.​​

GET your business INVOLVED

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