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Cancer Council SA is encouraging all South Aussies to have a cuppa for a cause this May and celebrate the 29th anniversary of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

This year, Cancer Council hopes to recruit over 22,000 generous morning tea hosts and raise over $11.6 million nationally to help those impacted by cancer across the country.

All the money raised will fund Cancer Council’s life-saving research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.

Since its inception in 1994, hosts have raised more than $200 million through Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, enabling Cancer Council to work towards their vision of a cancer free future.

Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Kerry Rowlands said Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea not only provides a chance to fundraise, it’s also an opportunity to connect with family, friends and loved ones.

“Australia’s Biggest Morning tea offers a chance for communities to come together and connect over a cuppa while raising money for cause that impacts so many people,” she said.

“We know that one Australian is diagnosed with cancer approximately every 4 minutes, which is the length of an average tea break. That’s what makes this campaign so important, it provides a space to learn about the challenges faced by those impacted by cancer and raises vital funds to get us closer to a cancer free future.”

Ms Rowlands said that with over 150,000 Australians diagnosed with cancer in 2021, cancer impacts people right across the country.

“Through events like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, we are able to ensure that every Australian is supported, across every stage of their cancer experience, while also funding vital research and prevention programs to save future lives.”

The official date to host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Thursday 19 May, however people can register to host any time throughout May or June.

For more information or to register, visit or call 1300 65 65 85.

If you’re unable to host or attend a morning tea and still want to show your support, you can donate directly through the website.

Interviews with Kerry Rowlands and local Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts can be arranged on request.

Notes to Editor:

  • One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every 4 minutes, the length of an average tea break.
  • 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
  • 31 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in South Australia every day.