Aussies smash Oceans to Outback challenge

Graphic: Aussies smash Oceans to Outback challenge

Aussies smash Oceans to Outback challenge raising much needed critical funds

Date published

31 Jan 2024

We are beyond grateful to our Oceans to Outback community who raised over $3.5 million in the 2023 challenge, helping us to deliver life-saving care around Australia.

In total, 16,391 registered participants logged 1,275,685 kilometres by either walking, running or cycling, to raise a total of $3,524,980 for the Flying Doctor with a total of $547,536 raised for the South Eastern Section.

As they progressed, participants were guided on a virtual journey across Australia, stopping at eight featured RFDS locations along the way.

Oceans to Outback 2023

Beginning for the first time in 2022, the initial challenge saw approximately 5,700 participants raise more than $1.5 million.

Participants not only get fit, but they raise vital funds for the RFDS.

Thanks to supporters like you, the Royal Flying Doctor Service can travel further, respond quicker, and deliver essential primary health care to every Australian — no matter where they live.

Every dollar helps make a difference to our life‑saving services which support rural and remote Australians

Greg Sam, CEO of Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section).

Greg Sam, RFDS South Eastern Section CEO, said everyone who participated should be proud of the amazing result achieved.

“We’re so grateful for your support. Every dollar helps make a difference to our life‑saving services which support rural and remote Australians,” Greg said.

For 2023 it smashed all goals and has been hailed as a huge success. You can be part of this incredible community by signing up to join the 2024 challenge today.

“With such a great response to the first two national fundraising fitness challenges, we’re hopeful the upcoming Oceans to Outback campaign will go to another level in 2024,” Greg said.

Pre-register for the 2024 fundraiser here.