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Big Aussie Barbie FAQs

What is the Big Aussie Barbie?

The Big Aussie Barbie is a nationwide event. We’re asking you to host a barbie over the weekend of 27-29 November 2020 to raise funds and awareness for Aussie men and families fighting prostate cancer.

You can host your Big Aussie Barbie at your home, work, a local park, online, or anywhere that suits you.

Who can take part?

Everyone! 

Whether you’re an individual, a workplace, a team, a bunch of mates, or an entire sports club, hosting a Big Aussie Barbie is easier than you might think.

When you sign up to host your Big Aussie Barbie, we’ll help you kick off your fundraising and start planning your day. 

As the weekend approaches, you’ll receive more tips and support to help you raise awareness and funds. 

And together, we’ll reduce the impact of prostate cancer on the men we love.

How much does it cost to register?

Nothing. It’s free to sign up.

How does it work?

Once you sign up, our Big Aussie Barbie team will help you plan your event, raise funds, and savour good food and friendships.

From the moment you sign up to the big day, we’ll be there with tips and support to help you host your best ever barbie.

When is the Big Aussie Barbie? - Can I host my Barbie on another day?

This year we are encouraging you to host your Big Aussie Barbie on our National Big Aussie Barbie Weekend from Friday 27th November to Sunday 29th November - however you can host your Big Aussie Barbie on any day and at any time. For more information contact us at bigaussiebarbie@pcfa.org.au or phone 1800 22 00 99

Does my Big Aussie Barbie need to comply with COVID-19 restrictions?

Yes. You should adhere to social distancing rules, as well as the public and social gathering restrictions in your local area, state or territory.

You can find links to the latest information on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

We encourage you to stay up to date with these restrictions as they are changing regulalry.

What do I have to do?

Simply host your Big Aussie Barbie at any time over the last weekend of November and raise funds to support Aussie men and their families impacted by prostate cancer.

Where do the funds go that I raise?

The funds you raise will go to Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia, and will be used to: 

  • Directly support men diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • Raise awareness of diagnosis and treatment options
  • Fund research to help minimise the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men.

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?

There’s no minimum amount you have to raise and no limit on the amount you can raise. We’d love you to raise as much as you can. 

Every dollar you raise will bring us closer to a world where prostate cancer is no longer a burden, where side effects are minimal, and where all men and their families with a diagnosis are supported.

If you’re stuck on how to boost your fundraising, please give us a call on 1800 220 099 or email us at bigaussiebarbie@pcfa.org.au.

How do I update my fundraising goal?

Log in to your Big Aussie Barbie account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.

How do I bank any offline fundraising money I raise?

The best way to bank your offline fundraising money is through your online fundraising page with your credit card.

Deposit the money into your bank account and then make the transaction directly onto your page using your credit card.

You can even make multiple transactions and add each donor's name and their individual messages to you.

Login to your fundraising page and to the My Donations page in your dashboard. Your total fundraising amount will then be shown on your page.

Click here for the full guide on how to bank your funds.

What resources are available to help me fundraise?

Your online fundraising page makes it easy for you to get donations and spread the word about your Big Aussie Barbie. 

We’ve also created a dedicated event guide, Zoom backgrounds, recipe cards, posters, bunting, emails and social posts to help you fundraise. You can download all of these resources from your fundraising page’s dashboard. 

It’s all there to help you make your Big Aussie Barbie a big success.

Can I post my photos or details on Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia’s social media pages?

Absolutely! We’d love to see what you’re up to. You can post your photos to our Facebook page, tag us on Twitter with @pcfa, and tag us in your Instagram stories and posts with @pcfa_oz

Don't forget to use the hashtag #BigAussieBarbie so we can like, share and retweet your post!

How can I host a healthy barbie?

PCFA encourages all Fundraisers to promote health lifestyle choices. Tips for a healthy lifestyle include maintaining a healthy weight and following recommended guidelines for food and drink consumption. Speak to your doctor about tips to improve your health. For more information, click here.

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

We're always here to help. Give us a call on 1800 220 099 or email us at bigaussiebarbie@pcfa.org.au.