Announcing One Walk 2023: Celebrating 30 years of community and impact

Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson CEO, JDRF Australia
July 11, 2023

This year’s One Walk is going to be our biggest yet – reinvigorated and more impactful than ever!  

To celebrate 30 successful years of this flagship JDRF fundraiser, we invite you to join us once again to make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). 

After a brief switch to virtual only events during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re excited to now offer both virtual and physical Walks across Australia. That means members of the T1D community can participate in our virtual challenge from anywhere, or attend one of our inspiring physical events held in various locations throughout Australia. And if you’re up for the challenge, why not do both? 

Our virtual challenge for October is to walk 8000 steps daily, representing the eight Australians diagnosed with T1D each day. By taking part, you’ll not only be making a positive impact on T1D research, but will also be highlighting the incredible strength and unity within our community. 

We’re especially enthusiastic about the opportunity to connect with our newest community members face-to-face, providing a warm welcome and a helping hand to those new to T1D. We’re equally excited to reunite with the valued, longstanding supporters who have been with us every step of the way for the past 30 years. You know who you are, and we are deeply grateful for your ongoing support. 

Mark your calendars for the upcoming One Walk events nationwide. 


  • Central Coast – Sunday 17 September 
  • Broken Hill – Sunday 22 October 
  • Canberra – Sunday 29 October 
  • Sydney – Sunday 29 October 
  • Newcastle – Sunday 5 November 
  • Penrith – Sunday 19 November 

🌟 NT: 

  • Darwin – Sunday 10 September 
  • Alice Springs – Saturday 23 September

🌟 QLD: 

  • Redlands – Sunday 8 October 
  • Moreton Bay – Sunday 15 October   
  • Brisbane – Sunday 22 October 

🌟 SA: 

  • Port Lincoln – Sunday 15 October 
  • Millicent – Sunday 22 October 
  • Adelaide – Sunday 29 October 

🌟 TAS: 

  • Launceston – Saturday 21 October 
  • Hobart – Sunday 22 October 

🌟 VIC: 

  • Bendigo – Sunday 15 October 
  • Melbourne – Sunday 29 October 

🌟 WA: 

  • Greenbushes – Sunday 15 October 
  • Perth – Sunday 29 October 
  • Mandurah – Sunday 12 November 

And more locations are still to be announced! 

Since its inception in Australia, One Walk has raised an incredible $46 million toward improving lives and driving us closer to a cure for T1D. Together we’ve made a remarkable impact, and now is the perfect time to celebrate this achievement while building an even brighter future for our community. 

Registrations open on Monday 17 July at Visit the website now to express your interest and save the date for your preferred Walk location.  

We look forward to seeing you there as we walk together towards a world without T1D. 

Thank you for your support and commitment.  

Mike Wilson OAM CEO at JDRF Australia's signature


Mike Wilson OAM,
Chief Executive Officer 
JDRF Australia  

Mike Wilson