Melbourne

Enjoy a great family day out at Melbourne’s flagship Walk for Prems event at Albert Park Lake

Please Note: Registrations are now closed for this event

Enjoy free live children’s entertainment show before participating in the walk around the lake and then relaxing with other families, ambassadors and supporters who have come together to make this an enjoyable and memorable day.

Bring your picnic and rug or visit our variety of food vans while the kids enjoy free amusement rides, something for everyone to enjoy.

Registrations on the day of the walk will open at 9am, we look forward to seeing you then.

Prices

Prices on the day

  • Adults $45
  • Child $20
  • Baby $10 (under 2 years old)

We know you will have a fun day and thank you for supporting the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation. 

Start and finish line

  • Palms Lawn
    (off Aughtie Drive, near The Points restaurant)
    Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
    (Melway Ref: 57 H4)
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Walk details

9 am Registration Opens
9.30 am Opening Entertainment
10.25 am Remembrance Dove Ceremony
10.30 am 5km walk start
11.15 am Music Entertainment starts
12.30 pm Speeches & Thank you’s
1.30 pm Close

Included in your entry fees

  • Each Adult or child or baby must register for the Walk for Prems event to be able to participate.
  • Your entry fee entitles you to take part in the walk and enjoy all the activities such as face painting, amusement rides and other children’s entertainment free of charge.
  • A race bib and event wristband (unless sold out) will be posted to you before the event.  These must be worn on the event day. Unless you are registering on the day
  • Entry for each registered individual into the door-prize competition.

Distance

The Melbourne walk is 5km long however you can turn back at any time

Activities

  • Live music, jumping castle, animals and amusement rides.

Photographer

Parking

We recommend travelling to the event by public transport as parking is limited and there are other events on in Melbourne during this time.

  • Limited parking – car park on Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Lake (near Lakeside Stadium)
  • Limited off street parking in South Melbourne (off Albert Road)

Public transport


Melbourne Walk for Prems FAQ

Who gets the money from this event?
Life’s Little Treasures Foundation receives all proceeds, after expenses to continue supporting families of premature and sick babies.

The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is a charity that provides support, understanding, information and assistance throughout Australia to families of children born prematurely or sick. Our services are available in the hospital (neonatal intensive and special care units) and the community when families come home.

The Foundation receives no government funding and is solely reliant on public donations with 100% of all fundraising going to the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation, who also organise the event through their staff and volunteers.

What is the remembrance ceremony?
Some families sadly have a little treasure that is now an angel. This year we will again remember these precious babies with a short ceremony at the start of the walk that we symbolise with the release of doves.

What time does the event start?
Registration opens at 8.30am on the day.  We recommend you register online prior to the event to ensure your place.

Well known children’s entertainers The Mikmaks will open this year’s walk at 9.30am

How do I pay?
Please register online and pay by Paypal or credit card.

Can we walk as a team?
Yes – being part of a group is an excellent way to enjoy the day while raising much-needed funds for families in need. See our teams page for more information.

Can I participate with a pram at Walk for Prems Melbourne?
Yes – the walking track around Albert Park Lake is suitable for prams.

Do I need to register my baby in a pram?
Yes – for insurance purposes we require everyone that is participating to register, and this includes babies.

Can I enter on race morning?
Yes – you must arrive early to register on the day. Registration fees will be higher than if you register online before the event.

Will there be water stations?
Yes – there will be a water station at the 3km point around the course as well as at the Start/Finish line.

Will there be toilets?
Yes – there are toilet blocks at Albert Park Lake and portable toilets on the day. There will also be breastfeeding & nappy changing facilities.

Are pets allowed?
Yes – dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash and start at the back of the field. Please remember, it is a child-friendly event, so if your dog is sensitive leave it at home.

Will there be food or drinks for sale?
Yes – there will be food and drink available during and after the event with a sausage sizzle, food vans and a coffee cart.

Can I buy merchandise?
Yes – there will be a selection of merchandise available for sale on the day or through your account after you have registered online.

What is a Walk for Prems Warrior?

Life’s Little Treasures Foundation loves to recognise its heroes and this year we are introducing the Walk for Prems Warrior.

You can become a Walk for Prems Warrior by raising a minimum of $600 as an individual.  Once this amount is reached each warrior receives recognition on our website and a limited edition Walk for Prems Warrior t-shirt to wear proudly on event day so everyone knows the impact you have made.

What if I don’t make it? Can I get a refund?
We hope you make it on the day but sometimes things don’t go to plan. Under the terms and conditions of the event, there are no refunds. Please consider this a donation to Life’s Little Treasures Foundation.

Why is there no longer a run event to enter?
Unfortunately due to low participation numbers and high costs we are no longer able to offer a timed running event – however, you can still run the walk event but will not receive an official time.