How it works

In June 2024, hundreds of thousands of Australians will participate in The Push-Up Challenge to improve their physical and mental fitness, have fun and raise funds to make a difference to mental health in Australia.
Here's how...

3,249 push-ups for the 3,249 lives lost to suicide

In 2024, the challenge is to complete 3,249 push-ups in 24 days, from 5-28 June (or 1,625 if you're aiming for the half-target). This represents the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2022 (the most recent available data).

Stay motivated with daily facts and targets

Each day of the challenge, you'll receive a different push-up target which corresponds to an important Mental Health Fact.

Read and share the daily Facts to improve mental health awareness, start important conversations and help smash the stigma around mental illness.

Options to suit your fitness level

We get it. Not everyone’s a push-up pro. That’s why you can choose between the full target (3,249) or half target (1,625) when you register.

You can substitute push-ups with alternative exercises, like sit-ups, squats, wall push-ups, or other exercises. Anything goes.

Go solo or team up and push together

You can complete the challenge solo or create a Team/ Community with your mates, school, gym, club or workplace.

You can create or join a Team/ Community when you register, or you can do this from your Dashboard after you register.

Scroll on to find out more about Teams and Communities.

Track your progress and get daily updates on the app

Download the app to get the daily facts and targets, bank (a.k.a. log) your push-ups and keep track of your daily progress.

You’ll also be able to access fundraising tips, track your fundraising/ Team/ Community stats, stay in touch with your teammates and more.

Fundraise to make a difference

You can choose to raise funds for Lifeline, headspace or The Push for Better Foundation while you push. When you register, you'll receive a fundraising page where people can donate directly to your chosen beneficiary. Each Team and Community also gets its own fundraising page.

Not into fundraising? No worries! You can make an optional self-donation or choose not to raise funds.

How to push for better, together

People can sign up solo, as part of a team or a community. Most organisations will have a team at the very least, or multiple teams which form a community

For up to 10 people, create a Team
When you create a Team, you can invite people to join you and track your collective stats and individual rankings.

For >10 people, create a Community
A Community is a collection of Teams. When you create a Community, you can invite people to join or create their own Team within your Community. You can also track your collective stats, as well as see Team and individual rankings.

Join us in 2024