Tracky Dack Day is an annual event designed by TLC for Kids to inspire everyone to think about kids in hospital. For these kids, the simple act of getting out of their pyjamas, into everyday clothing, creates a sense of normality. Healthcare professionals believe a daily routine is important for sick children to help boost their self esteem and give them a more positive mind-set.

Track pants are one of the most common things worn by kids in hospitals, so why not step into their shoes and get a feel for what it’s like to wear trackies to work, school, or wherever you’re going!

It’s any day in May! If you’re up for a challenge, you can even chose to “dack up” for a whole week, or the entire month. To officially take part, just select a convenient date and fill it in during registration.

ANYONE can participate. Groups, clubs, schools, business, families, individuals—everyone is welcome. It’s designed for everyone and anyone, across all ages and all walks of life. Go ahead and nominate your own Tracky Dack Day in May – just click here to register.
It doesn’t matter! You can dress in casual clothes or a pair of comfy pants, or even go all out and make an entire new outfit for yourself. Tracky Dack Day is simply about getting out there and supporting a good cause.
Registering has never been easier—click here, fill in a few questions and you’re ready to go. Simple!

After your submission has been received, you will receive an email with a recap that includes all the details and information regarding you Tracky Dack Day. You’ll also find lots of helpful information on the Dashboard when you log in to your account.

TLC for Kids will accept registrations right up to the last week of May 2017.

There are loads of ways to raise funds—ask for sponsorship from your friends, colleagues or school mates, or ask them to “dack up” and donate a gold coin with you. Host a “Whacky Tracky Day” and give your old trackies a personal makeover with dye, fabrics, or other arts and craft supplies. It’s really up to you as to how you want too raise funds, so get creative!

If you’re struggling for inspiration, check out some of our own Fundraising ideas.

Click here to go to the donation page
TLC for Kids is there when children need emergency emotional or practical support most – within the first critical 24 – 48 hours. We provide emergency practical help through our program RAPID TLC, and our Distraction™ Box program provides 1,790 distraction boxes in 405 hospitals and medical centres around Australia. To find out more about the unique support we provide for children and their families, visit, or check out About TLC for Kids.
You have several options for sending in the funds you raised:

  • Secure online gateway for credit card payments
  • Electronic funds transfer or bank deposit
  • Cheque or money order


Use the instructions on this page to safely return funds to us. For further queries regarding returning funds, simply call 1300 361 461 or email:

There are many ways that you can collect funds from your team, but you should choose the methods that works best and will be easiest for you. A tin (or hat, box, bucket, or other container) can be placed in a central, visible location for everyone to deposit their coins or bills, or you can direct them to donate through our online page, or both!

For even more options, check out some of our coin and cash collection ideas


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