You Choose, You Decide

The Noosa Classic is offering a refreshing approach to event fundraising. Our mission is to provide both individual riders and teams the opportunity to fundraise for whichever charity they wish to support.

We are giving the power back to riders. You choose a cause you are passionate about.

Since the inaugural Bowral Classic event in 2016, the Classic events have raised close to $400,000 for charities across Australia.

All charities can participate and use the Noosa Classic event to raise much needed funds. For our preferred charity partners, please see below.



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Our Charity Partners

Cancer Council Queensland is the state’s leading cancer charity working across every aspect of every cancer. Every day, we support families affected by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer. With your help, we’re getting closer to a cancer free future.

The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.

is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF Australia is built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on an international stage to pool resources, passion and energy.

Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion since our inception. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D.

Each day, six children and their families around Australia find out the news that their child has a critical illness. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children and teens living with life-threatening illnesses. Our wishes work to complement medical treatment, with the power to calm, distract and empower sick children at the time they need it most.

Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child, but we can’t do it without the help of the community. While we can’t cure childhood illness, we can help children experience the lasting hope, anticipation and legacy of their greatest wish coming true.

Ride with a purpose by joining the Mater Foundation in the Noosa Classic where you will be able to support and raise money for vital cancer research at Mater within Team Smiddy. Team Smiddy are made up of passionate cyclists committed to the cause of funding cancer research that has a national and international impact.

At Mater, we believe every woman, man and child who is sick or in need should have access to the best possible healthcare; every doctor, nurse and member of our community should have access to exceptional education; and every researcher can deliver world-class research that extends the boundaries of traditional healthcare. We are able to achieve this through fundraising and support from athletes like you. #TeamSmiddy #MaterFoundation

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. One in six Australian children and young people living in poverty need our support to make the most of their education. By giving disadvantaged children and young people the support and resources they need to achieve their full potential, our impact will have a lasting effect on those we help today, and for generations to come.


1. Personalise

Make your fundraising page as personalised as possible! Change the font, include pictures, even include a video! Show your donors why you care and how their support will make a difference.

2. Dare

Dare yourself! Make a promise to your donors: if you reach a certain target, you’ll… Shave your head, bake them all cookies, ride that extra 50km, or anything else you can think of! It’s a great way to incentivise donors and keep those funds coming once you’ve hit your target.

3. Social Media

It’s not real unless it’s on Facebook! Make an initial status when you first create your page and update all your friends and family on your progress. Have a count down, put up pictures, and remind everyone that they can help make a difference. Also – don’t forget about Instagram! Gramming your progress and using #hashtags are a great way of connecting with like-minded people and getting some inspiration and motivation along the way.