Welcome to the Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta

    Thank you to all our 2016 sponsors and contributors.

    This is what you have achieved

  • $27,000 to the Down Syndrome Association of NT
  • $20,000 to Cancer Council NT
  • $2,000 to Mindil Beech Surf Life Saving Club

The 2016 Darwin Lions Beers Can Regatta was the best year ever raising more money for local good causes than ever before.

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A project of The Combined Lions Clubs of Darwin. The great can and milk container recycling of event of Darwin and Australia. Make a date in your diary and start building your boat for the next Beer Can Regatta.

Sunday 9th July 2017
10am to 5pm
Mindil Beach, Darwin NT Australia

Come and enjoy a great family day. See our program of activities. There are beach events for all ages and the water events will be spectacular! Entrance is by a gold coin donation. Bar facilities are available. There is no BYO due to our licence. Soft drinks and water will also be available. Mindil Beach Sunset Markets (food and craft stalls) will be trading all day. There are great opportunities for companies to get a high profile presence at the event.

It's not too late to build a boat!

Build a Boat

The No 4 Bus

Leave the car at home an come by bus from Casuarina or the city on the No 4 Bus.

We're Listed!

According to Fest300 we in The World’s 300 Best Festivals! Ranked in the top nine Oz festivals!


And the Canadians

And Luxury yatchers 

James Squire's Best Beer Events in Australia

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It's all in a good cause and fun

We estimate that the cash we have donated to charitable causes in the NT between 1974 and 2016 is a little over $1.5M - this is a raw dollar figure and is not adjusted for inflation, to provide a "today's dollar" amount. We also don't have a total for the in-kind support we have provided to other organisations, or organised to flow directly from our sponsor to our beneficiary, because those dollars don't pass through our books.

In 2017 we are raising funds for the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard , Darwin Flotilla and SIDS & Kids NT.

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard need a new berth for their vessel, to ensure that it is ready to go out and assist mariners in distress.

SIDS & KIDS NT are being funded to help them support families dealing with miscarriage, still birth and sudden infant death syndrome etc.

Cancer Council LogoDowns Syndrome NT cash For ContainersMindil Beech Surf Lifesaving Club