Head shaves for cancer research

headshave for cancer research

It’s a bit of a hairy situation, but we know that if you’ve come to this page you’re ready to help us give cancer the chop once and for all.

(Ok, ok no more hair puns, we promise!)

Thank you for wanting to join us in our goal to end cancer by choosing to shave, cut, style or colour your hair (and in some cases facial hair!) in order to raise funds for world-class cancer research in Australia.

You, our dear friend, are a superstar for even considering this most generous act of support!

So, if you’re thinking about getting a serious trim while raising money to help end cancer, there’s no time like the present! Below you will find some steps to follow to help you get set up.

Feel free to mullet over… (sorry, we had to!)

Go Online.


The easiest way to fundraise is to use an online platform like Everyday Hero. Here you can add the story behind your heroic act, add before and after photos and thank each and every champion who gives you a donation.

Start fundraising now.

Register Your Cut/Shave.


Planning a party for the big chop? Don’t forget to register the event with us so that we can provide you with some goodies for the day (like ACRF ribbons, posters and balloons). It’s also really important to be registered if you plan to collect any cash donations on the day.

Register your event.

Read our t&c's.

Waste Not Want Not.


If you’ve been growing your locks especially for your cut or shave, you may consider giving them away! We are unable to take hair donations however, so long as your luscious locks meet the requirements, the team at Variety will take your ponytail and use it to create a wig for a child in need!

Donate your hair.

Our Hairy to Hair-less Heros

Alice 1


At just 7 years old, Alice decided she wanted to help make a difference. So she organised to cut her long, beautiful hair and, on top of that, raised over $1,000 all by herself in just one week!

Alice even went a step further and donated her hair to the Beautiful Lengths program to help cancer patients who are suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment. What an unselfish and inspirational young lady!

Thank you Alice!



Mischa lopped off her beautiful long locks at a public event at the East Brighton Football Club, Melbourne, in tribute to those she has known with the disease.

Mischa organised a wonderful day of fundraising complete with live music, DJs, raffl es, a BBQ, and of course – the main event – her headshave.

We’d like to thank Mischa very much for her amazing efforts, which have raised $9,000+ for cancer research!



Six year old Josh, deciding to test his hairdressing skills on himself,  accidentally cut a lock of hair from his forehead. Josh and mum Rebecca were then left with a dilemma – what were they to do to try and cover the new “hairstyle”?

After a little bit of thought it was Josh who decided to raise money for cancer research by shaving his head! The head shave took place on the last day of the school term, raising $450 for ACRF with the wonderful support of Josh’s school, friends, family and local community.

Big thanks Josh!



‘In support of all those on their personal journey living with cancer’, West Australian Kate Roy-Chowdhury wanted help make a difference and decided to organise a fundraising weekend for cancer research.

On the Friday, Kate started the ball rolling with a massive fundraising BBQ, working up to Sunday where she went all out and shaved her head to raise even more donations! Close to $3000 was collected for cancer research over the weekend through Kate’s absolutely stellar fundraising efforts, and we very much appreciate her support.

You’re a legend Kate!