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2023 event dates coming soon!

This year Rotary have teamed up with none other than the St Kilda Football Club to hold a fun-filled morning for all ages including four-legged friends. Join us for a walk through picturesque Gardiners Creek with some surprises and challenges along the way, followed by a football clinic. This event is all about good mental health.


That’s why 100% of money raised will contribute to a 3.5year scholarship for a mental health researcher at a Victorian University.

This donation is dedicated to the late St Kilda player Danny 'Spud' Frawley who battled with mental illness and tragically lost his life in 2019. The Danny Frawley Centre for Health & Wellbeing will be opening in his name in 2022.

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Gardiners Creek Reserve, Holland Avenue, Burwood VIC 3125

If you are unable to participate, you may wish to make a donation to mental health research


A  3, 6, 9 or 12km walk and a football clinic hosted by the St Kilda Football Club. Food and drink vans on-site.


Walkers & footy fans alike. Everyone who has been impacted by or cares about Mental Health - dogs are welcome!


Entry fee: $30 for adults.

Early bird adult entry includes a t-shirt for registrations have just been extended to Monday March 7th, 5pm!!  Registrations after then will receive an event cap.

Kids 15 and under $5 including the footy clinic.​


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Due to current corona virus restrictions, at this stage the following rules will apply


Contact details are required for each participant for contact tracing purposes.


If you feel unwell, have a cough, cold or fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Please stay at home.

If during the walk you feel unwell and need medical assistance please locate an event official, or First Aid officer.


Please keep a 1.5m distance from those outside your household during the event. Hand sanitiser will be available.


 Originally the Rotary Club of Mooloolaba together with a number of other Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast staged a WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH in October to coincide with Queensland Mental Health Month.

Our “point of difference” is that the walk is not a race. It is a family occasion offering an organised “fun” walk from Mooloolaba to Maroochydore 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 $50,000 so far.

This year our exciting new look LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health will be held in many community locations across Australia.

Our target this year given COVID management is to aim for 1,000 walkers at each event and raise more than $10,000 funds for vital Mental Health Research along the way.


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 our area which is good for local businesses and tourism.

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