Get fit, have fun and push for better mental health.

$12,331,173

raised for mental health

316,424,902

push-ups banked

The Push-Up Challenge is a free mental health and fitness event focused on pushing for better mental health for all Australians.

From 5 to 28 June, more than 218,000 Australians challenged themselves to complete 3,249 push-ups, representing the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2022. These legendary participants completed more than 300 million push-ups and raised over $12 million for key mental health services and initiatives in Australia.

How it works

GET DAILY TARGETS AND FACTS

We'll give you daily push-up targets that relate to an important Mental Health Fact. You can track your daily progress and check out the facts on the app.

EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE

You don't have to be a push-up pro to participate. Substitute push-ups with sit-ups, squats or tailored exercises and you can aim for half the target.

GO SOLO OR JOIN A TEAM

Sign up solo or get a crew together. Invite your mates, work, school, gym or sports club to join you. The more the merrier. Super recruiters can even create a Community.

Meet some of our 2024 legends

How to get involved

Register

It's free and simple to register.
Register your interest
for The Push-Up Challenge 2025 and we'll keep you posted on when registrations open for 2025.


Share

Start the chat with your pals now - tell them you'll be recruiting in 2025 and plan on pushing for better mental health. The more the merrier.


Participate

During the Challenge, we'll share daily push-up targets and Mental Health Facts on our free app and website. You'll work towards an overall push-up target and can opt to fundraise for one of our mental health beneficiaries.

Level up your physical and mental health

Our mission is to push for better health and wellbeing for everyone. Research shows that exercise can improve our mood and physical health, and it’s great to see our push-up community felt the same in 2023.
99% of participants said they felt fitter and stronger after completing The Push-Up Challenge.
97% also said their mood was improved.

"It’s not just a good cause, but good for your health. It's your daily dose of exercise, and a good conversation-starter."

- Dean, past participant
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