Key Events for 2018

Cairns Amateurs 2018

This year the Cairns Amateurs Carnival celebrates its Diamond Jubilee, 60 wonderful years in the making.

We’re offering friends of COUCH an exclusive 5% discount to the Ladies Fashion High Tea and the Cairns Amateurs Ball and a further 5% will be donated to COUCH. Book before August 31 and put COUCH in the discount code, you will also automatically go in the draw to win a Great Adventures Green Island Full Day Adventure for 4.

Don’t miss this years event, The North’s best dressed come out to play for 3 days of excitement and glamour.

Indulge your senses and experience the best of our stylish marquees.

Book your premium and intimate Cairns Amateurs Carnival experience today.


COUCH Cancer Ride 2018

Departing from Buderim on May 18th and arriving in Cairns on May 26th, 10 cyclists will ride for an average of 200kms per day on a self-funded mission to raise money for the COUCH Wellness Centre.

Cairns charity organisation COUCH is raising funds to build and operate the Wellness Centre to assist in cancer treatment recovery on land donated by the Woodward family.

As ride co-founder and cancer survivor Michael Bowmaker explains:

“The ride is a huge challenge physically, however it’s nothing compared to the challenge faced by people going through cancer treatment. All of us will be affected in some way by cancer during our lifetime, either directly or indirectly. By donating to the riders, you’ll not only be helping other locals – but perhaps one of your own family members.”

Donate to this great event by clicking on this link

IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns

We are very pleased to announce that COUCH has once again been chosen as the official charity partner of the IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns for 2018

This is our 5th year in this partnership with IRONMAN and has seen our team raise approximately $250,000  for COUCH since 2014.

Our plan for 2018 will closely follow our events and activities in 2017 and will include

  • The Team COUCH Charity Lunch and Auction which will be held in the week leading up to IRONMAN
  • The Raceday Marquee which is positioned directly on the finish line and is a great place to watch friends and family cross the line while also enjoying corporate hospitality.

This year COUCH will have 70 individual entries available and 20 team entries. As team entries have sold out, we anticipate that these entries will be in great demand and as such, we will only be accepting entries from those people who are committed to raising funds for COUCH. Our individual entires will be $440.00 per person and team entries $558.00. The individual entries include an initial tax deductible donation of $50.00 to COUCH.  Entries will include the following:-

  • Entry into the 2018 Cairns 70.3 IRONMAN Triathlon either as an individual or a team
  • Priority bike racking at T1
  • Priority registration
  • Access to tickets for the COUCH finish line marquee on race day which will include hospitality
  • Team COUCH shirt

This has been an incredibly fulfilling experience for those participants who have chosen to enter as a charity entrant and we hope you can join us.

Direct enquiries to Our registration portal is now set up to receive payments.

Click here to see what some of our athletes have gotten up to over time with event Ambassador Liz Blatchford

Terms and Conditions

  • The registration code will only be issued once COUCH receives full payment for your registration
  • Your place is not confirmed until payment has been received into the COUCH bank account
  • Please note that to register successfully prior to the event you must hold a single day membership of Triathlon Australia



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