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In May and June, more than 1,800 South Aussies are getting together to help us celebrate Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea’s 30th birthday! From a morning tea at Parliament House, to local workplaces sharing a cuppa with their workmates and friends getting together – we love seeing how you are all hosting in your own unique ways.

It has been fantastic to see all the different ways South Australians are getting involved in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this year and taking their fundraising to the next level.

On 1 June, our very own Premier of South Australia, The Hon. Peter Malinauskas MP and Minister for Health and Wellbeing, The Hon. Chris Picton MP hosted an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Parliament House, with our Chief Executive Kerry Rowlands attending as a special guest.

We are so grateful to be able to collaborate with the State Government on many important issues that affect the South Australian community, and it was fantastic to see all sides of parliament come together to raise funds for South Australians impacted by cancer.

Premier ABMT

One of the most common ways to host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is in your workplace, with colleagues bringing in their home baked morning tea favourites to share. We saw so many fantastic workplaces getting together this year including the South Australian Cricket Association, City of Playford, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and Business SA.

Our Chief Executive, Kerry was also invited to attend a fantastic workplace morning tea at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), hosted by their Blood Cancer Program, which is home to many of our Cancer Council Beat Cancer Project funded researchers who are achieving incredible things in cancer research.


We also had some incredible hosts fundraising in really unique ways, like Cathy and the Macclesfield Young at Heart Club who have been hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Teas for 16 years and in that time have raised over $200,000 for Cancer Council SA!

Cathy and her Young at Heart Club created a ‘barely there’ calendar in 2017 to raise funds for their Biggest Morning Tea, with 23 amazing women stepping up to bare it all, wearing nothing but an apron. Five years on, by popular demand, they are creating another calendar. It was fantastic to see national media like The Project and Sunrise, sharing their incredible story and celebrating their passion for fundraising.

Cathy and Young at Heart Club filming for The Project

Over the past 30 years, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has seen more than 500,000 hosts come together with their friends, family and colleagues to raise over $200 million nationally for Cancer Council’s life-saving research, prevention and support programs.

Thank you so much to every South Australian who has gathered their friends, family and colleagues to host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in 2023. So far, we have raised over $840,000, and still counting, which is just incredible!

If you haven’t hosted yet, don’t worry there’s still time! You can still register to host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea any time in June or show your support with a donation.

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