The Big Day Off 2017

Win a paid day off work and support Australians with a spinal cord injury

Businesses: register

Signing your workplace up for the Big Day Off is a great way to engage, reward your staff and give back to your community.

Employees: Nominate a workplace

Let your boss know about the Big Day Off by nominating your workplace to get involved in this unique fundraiser.

Employees: buy tickets

Win an extra day off work to do whatever you want. Tickets are just $5 each and the more you buy, the more chances you have to win!


What is the Big Day Off? Pre Promote

How does a paid day off work sound?
That’s exactly what you can win with the Big Day Off.
Your day, your work, all play!

Registrations are now open

How does the Big Day Off work?


Step 1

Register your workplace
Nominate a workplace

The boss registers online and chooses how many days off they will give away.

They’ll be given a unique code needed for step 2.

The boss will also be emailed posters with your code to print out and put up around your workplace.


Step 2

Buy tickets

You and your coworkers buy online raffle tickets to win the days off that your boss has put up. You do this using the unique code your boss was given.

Tickets are $5 each and all money raised goes to help the 10 000+ Australians with a spinal cord injury.


Step 3

On 3rd July, you’ll get an email letting you know if you’re a Big Day Off winner.

If you’ve won, have a chat to your boss and work out when you’ll take your Big Day Off.

If you didn’t win, you’ve contributed to supporting people with spinal cord injuries. Well done!


Can’t participate?

If you can’t participate but still want to support the Big Day Off, please make a donation here.

Donate here



About the Big Day Off

A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone
Most happen to people under the age of 35

About the Big Day Off

The Big Day Off brings businesses and employees together to raise funds for people with spinal cord injury. It’s a fun way to engage and reward employees, by offering them the chance to win a paid day off work. Businesses sign up and offer a day or days paid leave, then staff buy online raffle tickets in the draw to win a Big Day Off from their workplace.

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How will you spend your big day off?

James’ story

James is a country footballer and physiotherapy student who sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a routine collision with an opponent. He is the inspiration behind the Big Day Off.

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Cycling paralax

The lifetime cost per incidence of quadriplegia
is estimated to be $9.5 million

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  • 7 hours ago by Big Day Off

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    Nominate your workplace at and go in the running to win a $500 voucher thanks to Experience Oz and NZ!
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  • 3 days ago by Big Day Off

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    Welcoming our newest ambassador Mike Abbott, Head of Operations, at Uber Australia! “Sadly, road accidents are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries and young people are disproportionately affected. I am proud to be supporting the Big Day Off to help ensure that these young people and all others who sustain a spinal cord injury receive the best possible care. Not only does it support a fantastic cause but it is a great concept. At Uber, our employees work very hard and this is a great way to promote flexibility and balance which are extremely important to integrate into the workplace", says Mike.
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    Big Day Off team at the Albury launch last Wednesday and some behind the scenes shots on the day. Group photo credit: Trudy Mountain L-R back row: Fiona Jackson (Spinal Cord Injuries Australia), Ben Hollands (Dutch Media), Mayor Kevin Mack, Chairman Jon Retford L-R front: James McQuillan, Susan Wood
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  • 1 week ago by Big Day Off

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    Thanks to WIN News Albury for their story about our fundraising initiative. It's not too late to get on board and nominate your workplace. Simply head to to find out more.
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  • 2 weeks ago by Big Day Off

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    Read about the collaboration behind Project Edge. Money raised from the Big Day Off go toward projects such as these. Nominate your workplace or register your business today.
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    Our Instagram is featuring small stories from our ambassadors who have a spinal cord injury. Click the link to read about Brett Stevenson and many more.
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