What is this event?

The Wellness Walk is a bridge walk for mental health. It is a family-friendly event to promote mental health awareness and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. The Wellness Walk is a part of the national Mental Health Month. 

When is the event?

The 2020 Wellness Walk is on Sunday 22 November 2020.

What time does the Wellness Walk start?

Registration to pick up your bib is from 8:00am. The 6km walk starts at 10:00am. The 2km accessible walk starts at 10:15am. There will be pre-walk activities beforehand and prizes, games, food and live music post-walk.  

Where does the Wellness Walk start and finish?

The Walk starts and finishes at Government House, Sydney.

What is the total distance of the Walk?

There are two walks to choose from, a 6km Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and 2km Walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Is there a map of Walk?

Download map click here (PDF 181.8KB)

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

No, the Walk is along a flat, pedestrian walkway with spectacular views - some stairs during the walk.

Is there disability access on the walk?

The 2km accessible walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens is suitable for wheelchair users.  There are no steps. 

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: wellnesswalk@onedoor.org.au

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Why participate in the walk?

The Wellness Walk is a great way of showing support for those living with mental illness, their families and carers. It's also a great opportunity to find out more information from participating mental health services. 

How long have you got to complete the Walk?

There's no time 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. Invite your family and friends and make a day of it.

How do I register?

  • In advance:  You can register online  Register
  • On-the-day: If you want to enter the walk on the day, entries are at the Government House registration booth. Please ensure that you arrive early and allow plenty of time to fill in the relevant registration form.

How much does it cost to register?

  • Individual  $30 per person
  • Concession*  $25 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)

Is my registration fee tax deductable?

The registration fee is not tax deductable; however donations over $2 are tax deductable.

When does early bird registration finish?

Early Bird runs until Sunday 1 September 2019. 

What do I get when I register?

You can choose to purchase a pre-event kit which includes your bib, a 2019 Wellness Walk shirt, and other Wellness Walk goodies. Alternatively, you can collect your bib on the morning of the event at the registration tent. 

Can I register as an 'individual' walker?

Yes! Individual walkers are welcome to register.  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. Don't forget to set up a fundraising page for your team to share.  Register

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 at Government House, Sydney.

How do I volunteer to help with the walk?

There are various volunteer roles available. Register your interest in volunteering 

Where will my donations go?

Your donations will contribute to keeping mental health services and programs operating across NSW. One organisation receiving the funds from the 2019 Wellness Walk is One Door Mental Health. For more information about the services provided by this organisation please visit their website www.onedoor.org.au 

Can I raise money and walk for charity?

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

Who will my fundraising money go to?

Your fundraising money will go to One Door Mental Health to help keep essential mental health services operating in the new land of the NDIS or your chosen charity partner. They will use your funds to ensure that the services they provide get to the people who need them most.  In the new NDIS environment it is more important than ever that they have the funds to support those who do not have NDIS funding for their support needs. Click here to learn more

Can I become a sponsor of the event?

Yes, we have plenty of opportunities for organisations to sponsor the event. Go to our Sponsor page to find out more about sponsoring.

Will there be water stations along the walk?

You will be provided with a bottle of water at the event, but we always encourage you to also bring your own bottle of water to avoid dehydration.

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, mental health information stalls and live music at the start and end 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?

There will be a food van on the day. If you arrive early you can grab a coffee and some breakfast before the walk. There will also be lunch and live music after the walk.  

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 - (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  Donate

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

  • In advance: you can register for the walk from Monday 22 July 2019 Register
  • On-the-day: If you want to enter the walk on the day, entries are at the Government House registration booth.