The Big Day Off 2016

Score a paid day off work and support Australians with spinal cord injuries.

Nominate A Boss

Let your boss or a boss you know about the Big Day Off (don’t worry, you can do it anonymously). Simply nominate them and we’ll send them an email with a rundown of how the Big Day Off works.

Businesses: Register

Let’s face it, as business leaders we deal with planned and unplanned absence every day. Signing your business up for the Big Day Off is a great way to reward your staff and give back to your community.

Employees: Buy Tickets

Join your team for a chance to 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!. The best part is, you’ll be helping raise money for spinal injury research and care.

 

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How does a paid day off work sound?
That’s exactly what you can win with the Big Day Off.
Your day, your way....no work, all play!

Registrations Are Now Open

How does the Big Day Off work?

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Step 1

Register Your Business
Nominate A Boss

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

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

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

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Step 2

Buy Tickets

You and people you work with buy online raffle tickets to win the days off that your manager has put up. You do this using the unique code your manager was given.

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

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Step 3

On July 1st, 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 manager and work out when you’ll take your Big Day Off.

If you didn’t win, you still managed to support those living with spinal injuries. Well done!

 

Can’t Participate?

If you can’t participate this year but would still like to support the Big Day Off, you can make a one time donation.

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 is a team effort between businesses and employees that raises money and awareness for those impacted by spinal injury. When businesses sign up, their staff can buy an entry in the draw to win a Big Day Off from their workplace. It’s a way for us all to support a great cause in a fun and unique way.

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How will you spend your big day off?

James’ Story


20 year old James is 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 and a daily inspiration to us all.


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

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  • 16 hours ago by Big Day Off

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    Some shiny, new Apple Watches have just come across the BDO desks, courtesy of our friends at Channel Ten. So we’re giving one away to a lucky winner who registers their business or nominates a boss for the Big Day Off by midnight on May 31! Get nominating/registering and stay tuned to find out how we plan to giveaway the rest of the Apple goods!
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  • 19 hours ago by Big Day Off

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    Congratulations to Luke, an employee at the Australian Securities Exchange - he nominated a boss he knows last week and won a $500 RedBalloon gift voucher! Make sure you're in the running to win again this week - register your business or nominate a boss for the Big Day Off before 1st June and you'll go in the draw to win an Apple Watch! Visit bigdayoff.org
    The Big Day Off - score a day off work and support people with spinal cord injury
  • 1 day ago by Big Day Off

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    BJR and BDO for the win!! Brad Jones Racing took out the win at the V8 Supercars Championship at Winton Motor Raceway this past weekend, taking the Big Day Off with it over the line to finish in prime position. Furnished with the Big Day Off logo, the car, sponsored by McRae Motors Wodonga, was the second win for Brad Jones’ team – and we couldn’t be prouder to be partnered with such success. Big thanks to the teams at McRae and Brad Jones Racing!!
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    1 day ago Jon Retford
    This is clearly a lucky sticker ..... Is Brad brave enough to take it off for the next race in Darwin ?
    1 day ago Jon Retford
    Great effort by BJR and great exposure for The Big Day Off.
  • 4 days ago by Big Day Off

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    TIME IS TICKING - WIN $500 FROM RedBalloon! Nominate your boss (or another boss you know) to get involved in the Big Day Off by midnight tonight (22 May). You'll automatically go in the draw to win a $500 gift certificate from RedBalloon, plus you could find yourself winning a paid day off work whilst supporting people with spinal cord injury! Visit bigdayoff.org/nominate-a-boss and get nominating!
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  • 5 days ago by Big Day Off

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    Big Day Off has teamed up with big hearted local Albury-Wodonga companies McRae Motors and Brad Jones Racing for this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercars Championship at Winton Motor Raceway! Make sure you nominate your boss, or a boss you know for the Big Day Off this week (16 - 22 May) and you'll automatically go in the draw to win a $500 RedBalloon gift voucher! #NominateaBossWeek
    Big Day Off partners with V8 Supercars entry at Winton this weekend
  • 6 days ago by Big Day Off

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    YOU COULD WIN $500 FROM RedBalloon! Show your support for Alex McKinnon - nominate your boss (or another boss you know) to get involved in the Big Day Off by 22 May - on top of automatically going in the draw to win a $500 gift certificate from RedBalloon, you could find yourself winning a paid day off work whilst also helping people with spinal cord injury. Visit bigdayoff.org/nominate-a-boss and get nominating!
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