Brisbane – can we pull off Australia’s Biggest BYO Morning Tea?

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Brisbane to come together at New Farm Park next month to help them pull off Australia’s Biggest BYO Morning Tea.


The first-time event, held on April 16, invites friends, families and workplaces to come together to launch Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea campaign for 2016.


Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the event aimed to bring the community together to share a cup of tea and support a worthwhile cause.


“This is a great way for our community to show their love of morning tea while supporting all Queenslanders impacted by cancer,” Ms Clift said.


“Sadly, around 26,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer every year – that’s one person diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes.


“We want to come together in a show of strength for those who have been impacted, to show them that we are here to support them and to make a difference.


“The BYO morning tea will be a prelude to our official Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea date, Thursday, May 26 – and we need Brisbane’s help to make it a success!


“People will be able to see just how easy it is to get involved, how much fun can be had and learn about just how much of a difference community support can make in the lives of the one in two Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.


“Pack your picnic blanket and morning tea and join a crew of us who are doing what we can to beat this disease.”


Australia’s Biggest BYO Morning Tea will be held at New Farm Park near the CityCat Terminal on April 16 from 9.30am to 10.30am.


Follow Cancer Council Queensland on social media to keep up-to-date and be sure to use the hashtag #biggestmorningtea and #BiggestBYOMorningTea to help get the word out – everyone is welcome to attend.


In 2016, Cancer Council hopes around 2000 Brisbane locals register to host an event, raising more than $966,000 for the fight against cancer.


The official Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will take place on Thursday, May 26, but hosts can hold morning teas anytime throughout May or June.


Register now at


For more information about cancer Council Queensland visit or call Cancer Council’s 13 11 20.



For more information or interviews, please contact:

Kim Ryan

Senior Media Specialist

Cancer Council Queensland

Phone: (07) 3634 5239

Mobile: 0488 015 702