FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is Cancer Council's 7 Bridges Walk on and what time does it start?
Cancer Councils 7 Bridges Walk 2023 will be held on Sunday 22 October 2023. The course opens at 7:30am and closes at 4:30pm. We recommend if you wish to complete the entire 28km course to start your walk before 11am. Registered participants commencing the event before 7.30am or completing the event after 4.30pm will not be considered a participant in 7 Bridges Walk outside those course open hours.
Do I need to fundraise as well as buy a ticket?
Your registration fee covers your participation and the costs of putting on the event - including event logistics, entertainment, signage, traffic management, toilets and security. Fundraising, in addition to purchasing a ticket, is what makes a real difference to people impacted by cancer. Every dollar raised will go towards Cancer Council’s lifesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support services.
Does my ticket fee count as a donation?
No, your registration fee covers your participation and the costs of the event - including event logistics, entertainment, signage, traffic management, toilets and security. It does not include a donation to Cancer Council. Tickets are not tax-deductible.
How much does it cost to enter this event?
To participate in Cancer Council's 7 Bridges Walk, adults can purchase a General Admission ticket online for $75 + Booking Fee (Early Bird pricing $55). Concessions tickets are priced at $65 + Booking Fee. Children 14 years and under can participate for free but must be registered with an adult. You can register on your phone at any Village on the day of the event to walk for $95 + Booking Fee (incl GST).
Your registration fee pays for the cost of staging the event - including event logistics, entertainment, signage, traffic management, toilets and security. So we encourage everyone to make their walk count and fundraise for a cancer free future.
How do I register?
Tickets are available now! Click "Register now" at the top of this page to secure your ticket.
Can I register to do the walk on the day?
Yes, via your phone online at any Village. However, as capacity is limited for each start time and village, we recommend that you purchase your ticket ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchases via the online booking system on this website. Registering prior to the event day will secure your spot and save you money on your registration fee.
What do I do if I have not received my registration receipt/ticket?
Your registration receipt will have come from our ticketing agent, Humanitix. This email will come from email@example.com. Please ensure you check your Junk Email Box as the confirmation emails may have been sent there by email filters. If you are still unable to find your order confirmation, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 65 65 85 to get them re-sent.
Can I get a refund on my ticket?
Tickets are non-refundable except in extenuating circumstances as outlined in our Terms and Conditions.
Can I change my starting Village or time?
All ticket holders must strictly keep to their starting Village and timeslot. However, you may be able to change your starting village and/or time depending on availability. Please contact us if you wish to make any changes to your ticket on email@example.com or call 1300 65 65 85.
What is an Event Guide?
It is an information booklet that you will collect at the Village you choose to start from. The Event Guide will include the event passport, course information, as well as a course map. You can collect a stamp at each bridge and Village you pass to signify you have visited that particular point and a 'Completed' stamp at your starting Village when you complete the full course.
Where do I go to collect my Event Guide?
You can collect your Event Guide by showing your registration ticket at the entry point at any of the six Villages between the hours of 7.30am until 4.30pm on the day of the event.
Which Villages have nearby accommodation if I am travelling from interstate?
Milsons Point and Pyrmont Villages are the nearest to hotel accommodation. Check hotel booking sites for accommodation options.
I would like to train for the event. Is there a training guide?
Yes, you can following the training guide developed by our friends at Can Too here.
Can children participate?
Yes! This is a family friendly event and children of any ages are welcome to participate with their parent/guardian. For pram accessibility, please see the accessibility on our map.
Children 8 years and older are able to fundraise with explicit consent of a parent/guardian at the time of their registration. Any child under 8 years old is NOT able to fundraise.
For more information about children at 7 Bridges Walk - please check our Terms and Conditions.
I already have a ticket, how do I set up a fundraising page?
When you buy your ticket, a fundraising page is automatically created for you. Login to see your dashboard and start fundraising!
If someone else purchased you a ticket you can create a fundraising page here.
How much of the money raised will go to Cancer Council?
100% of funds raised goes to Cancer Council, so make your walk count and fundraise for a cancer free future.
For more information on how your funds have been put to work visit https://www.7bridgeswalk.com.au/why-fundraise
All registration fees go to Cancer Council, to cover the cost of the event.
What is the fundraising component of this event?
Your registration fee covers your participation in the event and the costs of managing and putting on Cancer Council's 7 Bridges Walk event. It does not include a donation to Cancer Council. You can raise funds which will go towards research, prevention and support services for people affected by cancer. You can read more about this here.
Can I donate to Cancer Council on the day of the event?
Yes, if you would like to make a donation on the day there will be QR codes available at each of the Villages.
Can my friends sponsor me?
Yes, simply send them the link to your online fundraising page.
When do the online fundraising pages close?
Fundraising pages will stay open until 30 November 2023. If you wish to make a donation after this date, please call our Events Hotline on 1300 65 65 85.
You are welcome to send through additional donations directly to Cancer Council.
Please send to:
Attn: 7 Bridges Walk Team, Cancer Council, PO Box 816, POTTS POINT NSW 1335.
Can I participate as part of a team?
Yes, we encourage this! You can select to sign-up as team during registration. You can also create a team after sign-up from your fundraising dashboard, simply click "Create Team" and follow the prompts. Remember to share your team link and ask your friends to join.
I have created a team but why can't my friends join it?
You do this by going to your Dashboard and:
- Click on 'My team'
- Go to 'Team page settings'
- Choose 'Yes' under 'Allow anyone to join my team'
How do I join an existing fundraising team?
There are many ways to join a fundraising team, depending on whether or not you have purchased a ticket.
If you already have a ticket:
- You can ask the team captain (the person who created the team) to invite you via their team dashboard.
- Or you can search for the team page at 7bridgeswalk.com.au/join, click on the team page and select ‘Join Us’. (If this button is not showing then ask the team captain to change to 'Allow anyone to join team' in the team dashboard).
If you don't have a ticket:
- Register and purchase your ticket(s) for 7 Bridges Walk.
- During registration, make sure you select ‘I want to join an existing team'.
- As you go through the registration form, you will land on the ‘Join a team’ page. Search for the team name and select ‘Join Team’.
I shared my fundraising page on Facebook and it prompted me to add a donate button, should I use this?
You can create a Facebook fundraiser by clicking the "Create a Facebook Fundraiser" button in your dashboard! This way your fundraising from Facebook will contribute to your overall total on your page.
Can I edit my online page?
Yes, you can edit both your individual or team page through your dashboard by logging in.To edit your personal page:
- Select 'My Page'
- Then press 'Edit My Page' to edit
To edit your team page:
- Select 'My Team'
- Then press 'Team Page Settings' to edit
How will I know where the course is?
You need to collect your Event Guide when you scan your ticket at one of the six Villages on event morning. The Event Guide will contain important event information as well as a course map. There will also be event signage and volunteer course marshals along the route to point you in the right direction. You can also view the 2023 Course Map here.
How will I know where to start?
During registration, you will select your ‘starting Village’ where you have to start from on the day of the event. Your ticket from Humanitix will contain the address of your chosen starting village.
Do I need to walk in a certain direction?
Yes, the course is set up for you to walk in a clockwise direction only to assist in safely managing the flow of walkers. People walking in an anti-clockwise direction will be classed as non-participants.
Will there be free buses on the day?
|CLOCKWISE BUS STOPS (C)
||ANTI-CLOCKWISE BUS STOPS (A)|
|MILSONS POINT (1C)
On Alfred Street South outside Milsons Point Train Station
|MILSONS POINT (1A)
Alfred Street South opposite side of the road to Milsons Point Train Station
|PIRRAMA ROAD, PYRMONT (9C)
Before Jones Bay Road roundabout
|KING STREET, WOLLSTONECRAFT (2A)
Outside Wollstonecraft Village (Brennan Park)
|VICTORIA ROAD, ROZELLE (8C)
At Callan Street
|RIVER ROAD, GREENWICH (3A)
On southern side of River Road, outside Greenwich Hospital
|VICTORIA ROAD, DRUMMOYNE (7C)
Near Lyons Road, opposite the Drummoyne Post Office
|RIVER ROAD WEST, BLAXLANDS
On southern side of River Road, near William Edward Street
|BURNS BAY ROAD, HUNTERS HILL (6C)
On the northbound exit ramp to Church Street
|BURNS BAY ROAD, LINLEY POINT (5A)
On eastern side of Burns Bay Road, south of intersection
of View Street
|BURNS BAY ROAD, LINLEY POINT (5C)
On western side of Burns Bay Road opposite intersection of View Street
|BURNS BAY ROAD, HUNTERS HILL (6A)
On the southbound exit ramp to Church Street
|RIVER ROAD WEST, BLAXLANDS CORNER (4C)
On northern side of River Road, near William Edward Street
|VICTORIA ROAD, DRUMMOYNE (7A)
Near Lyons Road, outside the Drummoyne Post Office
|RIVER ROAD, GREENWICH (3C)
On northern side of River Road, opposite Greenwich Hospital
|VICTORIA ROAD, ROZELLE (8A)
At Wellington Street
|KING STREET, WOLLSTONECRAFT (2C)
Opposite side of the road to Wollstonecraft Village (Brennan Park)
|PIRRAMA ROAD, PYRMONT (9A)
Outside Pyrmont Village
* Buses will be available from each bus stop approximately every 20 minutes in the morning and every 15 minutes in the afternoon. For exact locations of the bus stops, please ask at the Information Tent at each village. In some cases bus stops are not directly opposite each other. Look out for Event Bus signs and 7 Bridges Walk Buses.
Do you have any tips on walking the course?
- Bring enough water for the day. You can top up your reusable water bottle at the Villages along the course.
- Stay SunSmart and bring sunscreen, SunSmart clothing, sunnies and a hat.
- Wear comfy shoes you know you can walk far in.
- Bring easy energy boosting snacks such as bananas and mixed nuts. You will also be able to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the entertainment at each of the Villages along the course.
- Remember to take breaks, especially if you are walking the whole course.
Please also look out for other people on the course route. Please keep to the left to allow others to pass.
Is there more than one way to walk the course?
In some cases, there are different ways of navigating through areas of the course which may be slightly shorter than the mapped 7 Bridges Walk route. The 7 Bridges Walk route has been mapped out to provide participants with a safe pedestrian route through all areas whilst seeing some of the best parts of Sydney Harbour. There are decision points along the course giving participants different walking options in some areas. One route may be slightly shorter and more or less accessible.
What is the accessibility?
Areas to consider include:
- Access from Sydney Harbour Bridge to the south (onto Cumberland Street, The Rocks) (stairs)
- Access to Rozelle Village (moderate descending hill through Callan Park)
- Access from Gladesville Bridge to the west (stairs)
- Access from Fig Tree Bridge (stairs), then onto a steep hill
- For your accessible route, continue along Burns Bay Road from Fig Tree Bridge for 400 metres. When you reach the T-intersection of View Street and Burns Bay Road, using the pedestrian crossing and pedestrian lights, cross Burns Bay Road to Bus Stop 5C. From here you will travel clockwise, via bus, to Bus Stop 4C where you will follow course signs to re-join the course
- Riverview Road and Greenwich Road
- For your accessible route, continue along River Road for 500m, at the cross intersection, turn right down Greenwich Road, travel for 200m. Following course signs to re-join the course at Greendale Street
- Access to Gore Creek Reserve from the west (steep and uneven stairs down to bush track)
- Access to Tambourine Bay Reserve from the west (bush track)
- Burns Bay Road and Carr Street
- For your accessible route, turn right at the roundabout of Bay Road and Carr Street, travelling 100m down Bay Road. Turning right down Railway Parade (adjacent to Crows Nest Road.) Travelling through the Wakelin Reserve will lead you to re-join the course on Carr Street
The north side of the course from Hunters Hill Village through to Milsons Point Village is a Medium Grade Walk and includes several hills/steep inclines.
Please enquire at the Information Tent at each Village for more information as you make your way around the course.
We suggest that participants who wish to use a stroller/pram or are in a wheelchair, have someone to assist them through their journey and investigate the various areas of the course where they would like to travel.
What are the decision points?
There are five decision points along the way where the course splits and you can choose which path to take.
DECISION POINT 1: Pirrama Park
A. Scenic walk: This walk is approx. 400m longer. Take the timber board walk at Pirrama Park, as It
peers out over Sydney Harbour (accessible & low grade), or:
B. Accessible walk: Continue along the concrete footpath via Pirrama Road (accessible & low grade.)
DECISION POINT 2: Iron Cove Bridge
A. Under the Bridge: This walk is approx. 15m longer. Choose to walk under Iron Cove Bridge on the concrete path (non-accessible), or:
B. Over the Bridge: Continue along the footpath across Iron Cove Bridge (accessible & low grade.)
DECISION POINT 3: Corner of Tambourine Bay Road & Riverview Street
A. Bush Track: This walk is approx. 300m longer. Choose to take the bushwalk track through Tambourine Bay Reserve (mobility restricted)
B. Accessible track: Continue along the footpath via Flaumont Avenue & Carranya Road to Warraroon Road (accessible & low grade)
DECISION POINT 4: Corner of River Road & Flemming Street
A. Bush Track: Both options are approx. the same distance. Choose to take the bushwalk track through Gore Creek Reserve (mobility restricted, steep decline), or:
B. Accessible track: Continue along the footpath by crossing Northwood Road onto River Road, following course signs to re-join the course at Gore Street (accessible).
DECISION POINT 5: St Giles Avenue (Greendale Park)
A. Bush Track: Both options are approx. the same distance. Choose to take the bushwalk track that
leads you down into Greendale Park (mobility restricted), or:
B. Accessible track: Continue along the footpath by the footbridge on Beencke’s Bridge (accessible).
Why do I have to finish in a Village?
This is the point at which you registered and started so to fully complete the 28km course you must finish where you started. If you don’t finish at your starting Village you cannot receive your 'Completed' stamp.
I didn’t feel like eating the food on offer in the Villages. Can I go to a local café and then rejoin the walk?
Yes, we encourage you to experience local cafes and takeaways in the communities we pass through.
How long do you think it will take?
For a fit and active person to walk the course at a continuous brisk pace it will take about 4.5 to 5 hours. For someone with a moderate fitness level and/or stopping for breaks along the way it could take 6 to 8 hours. Each Village will have a map showing where you are and the distance to the next Village. Distances will also be noted in the Event Guide. If you are attempting to complete the entire course, we strongly recommend that you start prior to 11am in order to finish before the 4.30pm course and Village closure.
What is the distance between Villages?
- Milsons Point Village – Pyrmont Village = 4.8km
- Pyrmont Village – Rozelle Village = 6.9km
- Rozelle Village – Hunters Hill Village = 4.8km
- Hunters Hill Village – Lane Cove Village = 5.1km
- Lane Cove Village – Wollstonecraft Village = 4.1km
- Wollstonecraft Village – Milsons Point Village = 2.3km
Is 7 Bridges Walk going ahead this year?
Yes! 7 Bridges Walk 2023 is planned to go ahead on Sunday 22 October.
Will the event be canceled if it is raining?
No, the event will not be canceled should the weather be wet. We do, however, advise that walkers bring wet weather gear should the weather forecast be for rain.
How do I get there?
Will water be available throughout the course?
Yes, at each of the six Villages there will be water stations for you to fill your own drink bottles. Additional water stations between villages are marked on the Course Map. There will also be food stalls in each Village where you will be able to purchase cold drinks. As this is not a competition you are able to leave the course for a break, lunch or to fetch a drink at any time and re-join the course at a later time.
What is available at each of the Villages?
Each of the Villages will provide you with information, first aid, water, toilets plus food, refreshments, entertainment, and free sunscreen.
What should I bring on the day?
We also recommend that you bring:
- A broad brim hat.
- Refillable water bottle.
- Comfy shoes.
- Weather appropriate clothing, including wet weather gear if it is likely to rain.
- Snacks like bananas and mixed nuts.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome on the day, but must remain on a leash at all times, and please clean up any mess they make. Please note that dogs will not be permitted on the event buses (assistance dogs excepted).
Is there parking available?
There will be no designated parking available for the event, only local parking. We advise you to check local street signs surrounding Villages but they fill up quickly. We suggest using public transport to go to and from the event.
Will I receive a certificate for participating in Cancer Council's 7 Bridges Walk?
Your Event Guide is your special keepsake from the day. Make sure to collect your bridge stamp at each of the bridges and village stamp at each of the Villages as you walk through and get your 'Completed' stamp when you arrive back at your starting Village.
Your completed stamp page signifies you have completed 7 Bridges Walk!
How do I stay SunSmart?
Historical average temperatures for late October are low of 14°C and a high of 22°C, along with sunny days. Start early to avoid the heat of the day. Remember to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. Click here for more information about sun protection. Cancer Council merchandise (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen) will be on sale at Pyrmont Village.
No, not on the day you don't!
Thanks to Transport for NSW, we are making it even easier for participants to travel to, from and during the 7 Bridges Walk this year.
Travel on public transport is free for Cancer Council's 7 Bridges Walk Participants and Volunteers on the following transport services:
- Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (GatePass purchase required at Domestic Airport and International Airport Stations*)
- Buses (Sydney metropolitan and NightRide)
- Sydney Ferries
- Sydney Metro
- Sydney Light Rail
- Transport Park&Ride car park — use the intercom button at the exit gate to speak with the operator
Simply show the transport pass - which will be emailed to all participants and volunteers the week prior to the event - to transport staff when boarding the service.
You can show a digital version on your phone or print the travel pass.
Just remember to keep the travel pass on you at all times when travelling on public transport, and be prepared to show it to a transport officer if requested. Your travel entitlement is valid on the modes of travel listed above on Sunday 22nd October 2023.
Visit transportnsw.info for more details on planning your trip.
*Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International airport stations and is not covered by the 7 Bridges Walk 2023 travel entitlements.
Can I run in this event?
No. Cancer Council's 7 Bridges Walk is purely a walking event and does not accommodate any running. There are no major road closures for this event so everyone is to abide by normal pedestrian road rules. With everyone on footpaths abiding by the road rules and potentially a lot of people walking the course, trying to run through the crowd and across roads is going to be dangerous to you, other participants and the general public.
Am I permitted to ride my bike, skateboard or rollerblades etc in this event?
No. This is a community event celebrating walking and supporting Cancer Council. There is plenty of time to comfortably complete the course so there is no need to be riding a bike, skateboard or rollerblades etc. Due to the hazardous and dangerous nature of bikes, skateboards, rollerblades and any other moving equipment, people with any of the above will not be considered as participants in 7 Bridges Walk.
Can I order merchandise online?
Unfortunately you are unable to purchase merchandise online, however, there will be limited T-shirts available to purchase it on the day.