Go further, together. Walk, run or ride in a team and make your impact as big as possible.
It takes teamwork to deliver life-saving care. By working together, our pilots, medical staff, and logistics crew can respond as quickly as possible. With teams like yours, the Flying Doctor can go even further.
Register your team for Oceans to Outback today. As a team, your impact will travel far across Australia.
How it works
Be a workplace champion
Register and nominate your activity and distance goal. Choose a distance or one of your own. Lead by example and be the driving force behind your organisation’s participation. Go further for the Flying Doctor!
Inspire your colleagues
After you register, you’ll get a unique ‘Join my Team’ URL. Get the word out via email, your workplace intranet, or reach out via internal messaging. Let your colleagues know you’re looking for as many teammates as possible!
Set your team an inspirational team target and encourage your teammates to challenge themselves. Together, you’ll go further and deliver life-saving healthcare to rural and remote communities.
Get HR and Executive Management on board
Oceans to Outback is a great way to build trust, connection and memories in the workplace. Get internal support and you’re more likely to build your team. You might even inspire your organisation to dollar match your team total!
Motivate each other
Before and during October, keep in touch. Create a dedicated team chat on Slack or Teams. Celebrate wins and encourage healthy competition. Create weekly challenges or set goals with winners setting the next challenge or just getting bragging rights!
Teams' KM Goal
Team Fundraising Target
Team Fundraising Goal
“I thought it was a great opportunity to get our workplace together to do something for the community. The best thing is, it’s accessible for everyone. Everyone is busy, people have kids, they have a lot on their plate. Oceans to Outback provides targets that are achievable especially when divided by 31 days over October. It was this element of O2O that inspired 43 people to join the team!”
– Pallavi Bakre, Captain of AXE Group
How to fundraise with your team
Play to each other’s strengths
If you have a skill to share, use them as part of your fundraising. For example, those who love to cook might host a workplace bake sale or a pot luck lunch. In exchange for a big donation, offer to teach in-person or online classes in any skill you can offer.
Share the load
Ask your team to take on responsibilities. It could be as simple as taking turns on a weekly workplace fundraiser. Each week, a new teammate could run a small event like a chocolate drive or dress-up day.
Add a little fun. You could host a special Friday night karaoke session, auction off your team’s name to the highest bidder, or offer to shave off a beloved beard or hairstyle.
Encourage friendly competition
Challenge your team with light-hearted competition and prizes. For example, the person who covers the most training kilometres in a week could score a $5 donation from everyone else in the team!
Workplace Fundraising Tools
Whether you're a super-organised team captain or just an enthusiastic team member, fundraising can seem daunting for first-timers. Get the word out with these handy fundraising tools. Share with clients and friends to encourage support of your team's challenge to help RFDS deliver life-saving care across Australia.
Create a screensaver for your Mac or PC to encourage teammates to join your team.
Show your support of Oceans to Outback by sharing these tiles on your own or your organisation's LinkedIn profile.
Workplace Dollar Match Ask Templates
Use these easy email templates to request your workplace match your team donations and double your impact for rural, regional and remote Australians
Brighten up communal spaces with these editable fundraising posters. Add your team name and target so your supporters can find you on the website.
Encourage clients to support of Oceans to Outback challenge by adding these signature tiles to your outgoing emails.
Zoom & Teams backgrounds
Promote your Oceans to Outback event, team or workplace participation to colleagues and clients with these Zoom and Teams backgrounds.
Your team could fly to an RFDS location
This year, three workplace teams will win an epic prize. Available for up to 10 members of your team, you’ll visit an RFDS base and receive a personalised tour. You’ll chat to frontline staff and see your impact firsthand!
To win, your team needs to go further and be in the top three workplace teams on the fundraising leaderboard by midnight, 31 October, and it’s yours.
Inspire a workplace donation
Does your workplace offer charitable donations? If they do, your team could double their impact. With dollar matching, your organisation could match your team’s efforts, dollar for dollar. Your workplace might also offer charitable donations up to a certain cap.
Chat to your manager or HR, and inspire a corporate donation to your team. As a workplace, you can have a significant impact on the delivery of healthcare services.
“Our Executive team set us a sponsorship challenge and said if we achieved ‘x’ amount of kms, they would donate ‘x’ amount to support us, so we were determined to achieve that!”
– Pallavi Bakre, Captain of AXE Group
Help is on the way
Your support starts now. If you have a question about workplace teams or anything about Oceans to Outback, book a call-back today. We’ll be in touch ASAP!
Become an Oceans to Outback partner
The Flying Doctor is one of Australia’s most trusted charities. For 95 years, we’ve provided primary health care and 24-hour emergency services to rural and remote communities.
As an Oceans to Outback partner, your organisation can have an extraordinary impact. Together, we can keep more Australians safe and healthy.
If you’d like to support one of Australia’s most passionate fundraising events, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us today!