2018 Dragons Abreast Festival

On October 20, 2018

At Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia


Dragons Abreast Australia is once again presenting their most vibrant event of the year –

The Dragons Abreast Festival!

Dragons Abreast Australia encourages wellness, fitness, fun and camaraderie for breast cancer survivors through the sport of dragon boating. Now in our twentieth year, we have helped thousands of Australians thrive in their lives after breast cancer treatment.

On 20 October 2018, hundreds of passionate people, of all ages, gender and fitness levels, will race 12 metre long dragon boats for a memorable day of fun and fundraising in Sydney’s beautiful Darling Harbour, and this is your chance to join in the fun.

The crews are made up of people from businesses, hospitals, schools, neighbourhoods, families and friends – all walks of life and people just like you who know that together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors.

DAA receives no government funding and relies solely on donations. Funds raised from the Festival benefit the programs of Dragons Abreast Australia.

Come and join in the fun and friendly rivalry of the Festival, no experience needed, just a passion to support Dragons Abreast Australia and breast cancer survivors.

There is lots happening on the day, including the Chinese Youth League Lion Dancers, the moving ‘Flowers on the Water’ Ceremony and other fun activities besides the awesome dragon boat racing!


Registrations open on 15 April, with Early Bird discount available until 1 July.

For more information and to find out how you can help really make a difference to the lives of breast cancer survivors, please contact Angie O’Reilly, Festival Project Manager on festival@dragonsabreast.org.au or 0434 906 208.



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Our Sponsors

Dragons Abreast Australia is sponsored by Specialised Therapeutics Australia, an international biopharmaceutical company with strategic focus and expertise in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

With the highest professional and ethical standards, Specialised Therapeutics Australia commercialise therapies and technologies that uniquely fulfil the unmet medical needs of the community.


Quality and affordable sporting apparel. Provider of our DAA jackets, with a percentage of proceeds being donated to Dragons Abreast.

Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 Dragons Abreast Festival, Cancer Institute NSW, is dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer and improving outcomes for people with cancer across the state of New South Wales by:

Promoting the prevention of cancer

Improving early detection and participation in cancer screening

Improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Building capacity in cancer research

Using the latest data and information to drive positive change across the health system.


Get in touch with Dragons Abreast Australia on 1300 889 566 or fill in our enquiry form