What is this event?

The Wellness Walk is a family-friendly fun event to promote Mental Health awareness and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

When is the event?

The 2017 Wellness Walk is on Sunday 15th October 2017

What time does the Wellness Walk start?

Registration is from 8.30am to 9.30am. The walk starts at 10.00am. There will be fun activities before the Walk.

Where does the Wellness Walk start & finish?

At Government House Sydney.

What is the total distance of the walk?

5.9kms for our Wellness Walk or 1.5km for our Mini Walk.

Is there a map of walk?

Download map click here (PDF 76KB)

Does the walk go over the arches of the Harbour Bridge?

No! The walk is along a flat, pedestrian walkway - with spectacular views too!

How do I get to the start of the walk?

Public Transport – Ferries, Buses and Trains all stop at Circular Quay. Please visit www.transportnsw.info

What is the event email?

The event email is: info@wellnesswalk.org.au

What is the event website?


Why participate in the walk?

This walk is a special way of showing your support for individuals living with mental illness, and their families. It's also a great opportunity to raise funds for the Sunflower Foundation and the programs they provide for those in need.

How long have you got to complete the walk?

There's no limit, this is a walk for pleasure!  You walk at your own pace - it's not timed.  It usually takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour, but you can take as long as you need.

Who can register to walk?

Anybody and everybody.

How do I register?

In Advance: if you want to register for the walk before Sunday 16 October you can do so with this button: Register

On-The-Day: If you want to enter the walk on-the-day, entries are at the Government House registration booth.

How much does it cost to register?

Individual  $30 per person
Concession*  $20 per person (*concession card holders and children)
Family  $80 per family (eg 2 adults & 2+ children)

How much is early bird registration?

Individual  $25 per person
Concession*  $20 per person (*concession card holders and children)
Family  $70 per family (eg 2 adults & 2+ children)

When does early bird registration finish?

Early Bird runs until 19th September

What do I get when I register?

'I'm walking for' label & pins; a medallion; PLUS a surprise gift we're sure you'll love!

Can I register as an 'individual' walker?

Yes! Individual walkers are welcome to register.

Can I register a 'team' of walkers?

Yes! A Team can have as many members as you like. Start by registering yourself as the Team Captain and establish the Team Page.  Then invite your Team Members to join by registering as individuals then selecting your team name.

Is there disability access on the walk?

Although there is a lift from Circular Quay up to Cahill Express (instead of using the Moore Steps) there are a number of steps coming down from the Harbour Bridge and again into Argyle Street - this means unfortunately the course is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Can I bring my dog?

No. Unfortunately no dogs are permitted, not even if they are on a leash.

Are there any toilets?

Yes. There are public toilets at Circular Quay and onsite

How do I volunteer to help with the walk?

Go to our Contact Form and choose "Interested in Volunteering"

Can I raise money and walk for charity?

Yes, find out more on our website - www.wellnesswalk.org.au/sydney/fundraise

Who will my fundraising money go to?

The Sunflower Foundation and selected mental health programs and associated charities.

What percentage of the funds raised goes to the causes?

As we have been successful in finding a number of generous sponsors all our costs are covered. Therefore all monies raised from the registration fees and fundraising efforts of participants will go to their nominated causes.

Can I become a sponsor of the event?

Yes, we have plenty of opportunities for organisations to sponsor the event. See our Sponsor Page for details.

Will there be water stations along the walk?

You will be provided with a bottle of water at the start & the finish.

Will there be direction marshals?

The course will be stationed with directions and marshals along the route.

Can I book a stall at the Wellness Festival?

Yes. Please see our Sponsor Page for details

Will there be entertainment at the Wellness Walk?

Absolutely. There will be fun activities at the start of the walk.

If it rains will the Wellness Walk be cancelled?

No! The walk will go on, rain or shine! Just bring your wet-weather gear and a smile!

Is there food available?

Circular Quay and surrounding streets have an abundance of food outlets, both takeaway and sit down.

Is there a secure place to leave bags?

No - there will be no bag drop. You'll need to keep your belongings with you at all times.

Will there be first aid available?

St Johns Ambulance will be available.

Where is the nearest Police Station?

The Rocks Police Station 132 George St  The Rocks NSW 2000    t (02) 8220 6399

Can I still support the Wellness Walk if I can't make it on the day?

Absolutely! If you can't make the walk but you want to show your support you can make a donation with this button:  Donate

I'm in! Tell me again, how do I register?

In Advance: you can register for the walk before Sunday 15 October with this button: Register

On-The-Day: If you want to enter the walk on-the-day, entries are at the Government House registration booth.