Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2011 Photo: Vanessa Chaperline/OxfamAUS

Oxfam events

There are many ways to get involved in our work but joining an Oxfam event is definitely one of the easiest, not to mention the most fun. We have events to suit all tastes and ages, from large-scale fundraising events like Oxfam Trailwalker to awareness raising events like National Close the Gap Day to smaller state-based events run by local Oxfam groups.

Some of the big events

Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker is the world’s greatest team event. Held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, teams of four walk 100km of rugged Australian bush in less than 48 hours and raise millions for Oxfam’s development work around the world. There are now shorter distance options available in some states. Find out more about Oxfam Trailwalker.

National Close the Gap Day

Every year we encourage people to hold their own event on National Close the Gap Day to raise awareness about the 17 year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Find out more about National Close the Gap Day.

Walk Against Want

Walk Against Want began to raise awareness of the plight of women in the world’s poorest communities who have to walk long distances each day to collect clean water. It has since become one of our most successful fundraising events. Find out more about Walk Against Want.

Cycle Sri Lanka 2015

On this 14-day Sri Lankan cycling adventure, you’ll discover lush tea plantations, ancient cities, colourful villages, and the world’s oldest living tree. You’ll visit an Oxfam program and discover firsthand how your fundraising can return hope, health and happiness. Find out more about Cycle Sri Lanka 2015.

Trek India Challenge 2015

Register for this challenge and trek through the untouched wilderness of India. Discover traditional Hindu villages, summit Nag Tibba and witness the work of Oxfam Australia firsthand when you visit the Urban Poverty Project — a life-changing project dedicated to labour rights. Find out more about the Trek India Challenge 2015.

Trek Peru 2016

On this amazing adventure, you’ll trek the spectacular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu—considered one of the greatest treks in the world. Explore ancient ruins, walk the cobbled streets of Cusco and be part of the movement to reduce poverty. Find out more about Trek Peru 2016.

RunCity2South 2015

City2South is only in its third year and already it has become Queensland’s biggest fun run. Running the scenic 14 kilometre course along the Brisbane River isn’t just a great way to test your endurance and meet new people — by running as part of Team Oxfam, you’ll be helping more people around the world lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Find out more about City2South 2015.

Run Melbourne 2015

Oxfam has teamed up with Run Melbourne — and we want you to join our team. You can choose from the 5km or 10km route, and you can choose to walk or run. As part of the Oxfam Team, you’ll be helping more people around the world lift themselves out of poverty. Find out more about Run Melbourne.

Oxfam Challenge: Kokoda Track – Sold Out!

On the Oxfam ANZAC Kokoda Challenge, you will trek 96 kilometres along the Kokoda trail as well as visit Oxfam’s country office to learn more about Oxfam’s life changing work. You will also raise much needed funds to ensure Oxfam can continue to challenge poverty and fight injustice globally. Queries about this event? Contact our Events team.

Hold your own event

Whether you’re into walking, running or bike riding we’ve got an event to inspire you. Some amazing people are also running their own events in support of Oxfam. Find out more.

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