Paddle Across the Bay aims spread hope for a cancer free future and raise vital funds which could make that a reality. 

Fundraising is not compulsory, but we’d love to see you give it your best go! Here are a few reasons why we encourage it.


It feels good

When paddlers come together and fundraise for Paddle Across the Bay, they contribute to something much bigger – and the sense of accomplishment is incredible.

Many fundraisers say they are delighted to receive donations from seemingly unexpected sources, and often comment on the wonderful sense of community they feel from friends, family and fellow paddlers.


It goes towards something great 

This year, with your help, we’re aiming to raise $175,000. This vital funding can give hope, prevent cancer and save lives, and will help more than 34,000 Victorians diagnosed with the disease each year. But we couldn’t do it without the support of people like you.

Together, paddlers raised $165,000 last year for cancer research, prevention and support services. That’s enough to fund a world-class cancer research project in a university or research institution for one and a half years!


It's fun

There’s no limit on how you decide to fundraise, or how many life-saving dollars you collect, so have some fun with it! Get creative, plan events and get your family and friends involved. Paddling 10km for hope already makes you wonderful; taking this extra step will make you a life-saver.

We’ll provide you with lots of resources and tips to help with your fundraising along the way.

If you’re stuck for ideas and need help, we’re here for you. Contact the team on 1300 65 65 85 or


It's rewarding

Your compassion goes a long way towards helping anyone impacted by cancer – from helping provide informative support services, to funding the next breakthrough in cancer research.

While you’ve been busy raising those life-saving dollars, we’ve been planning some beachy fundraising prizes to thank you for your efforts.

Rachel's story


"Last year our team of 12 raised just over $13,000. I'm looking forward to growing our paddling community and the fundraising total for my team – paddle4ourpeople. A small amount raised by every paddler will have a massive impact. The bigger the team, the greater the reach and the bigger the hug."


Read Rachel's story