Queenslanders set to celebrate 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

This year thousands of Queenslanders across the state will gather in living rooms, cafes, workplaces and community halls to raise their cups in celebration of 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Over the past 25 years, $31.2 million has been raised for Cancer Council Queensland by like-minded individuals hosting a morning tea to make a difference.

In 2018, around 5000 Queenslanders are expected to put on the kettle for the cause.

The official day to host is Thursday, May 24, however anyone can host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea anytime throughout April, May or June.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan called on locals to once again fill their cups in support of a cancer free future.

“We’re calling on all Queenslanders to host or attend an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to make a difference this year,” Ms McMillan said.

“Every cuppa poured and dollar raised enables Cancer Council to continue investing in lifesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.

“Around 27,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer annually – your support enables us to support those affected every minute, every hour, every day.

“Hosting a morning tea is easy. Simply gather your closest friends and family, set a date, raise funds, and enjoy a cuppa together.”

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is the largest and most successful event of its kind in Australia.

To host an event, or donate, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85. All hosts will receive a free host kit.

Cancer statistics
  • One Queenslander is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes – the length of an average morning tea break.
  • 1 in 2 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
  • It’s estimated that over 27,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year – that’s around 74 each day.
  • It’s estimated that over 1.1million Australians have either survived a diagnosis or are currently living with cancer.
  • One third of cancers can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle decisions such as enjoying a healthy diet, being physically active, not smoking, limiting alcohol and being SunSmart.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura McKoy,
Media Manager,
Cancer Council Queensland
Phone: (07) 3634 5345
Mobile: 0409 001 171