The Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid19.

The organising committee’s thoughts are with local people and businesses and we send our thanks to all of you who were ready and willing to support this year’s event.

We will be back, and look forward to celebrating future events with you as we head for our event’s 50th anniversary.

The Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta is an annual event not to be missed!

This  iconic annual family fun event of Darwin  was established in 1974 and  is an event for all to use your imagination to design a vessel from  cans as well as  plastic bottle or milk carton as long as it floats;

There is plenty of activities for the kids and a fun day out at the beautiful Mindil beach.

The day includes sandcastle competitions, running races, thong throwing competitions, kayaking races, team events, and of course the big finale event ‘The Battle of Mindil’

Make sure you have a look at our photo galleries to see the previous year’s fun!

Entry is a gold coin donation.

Events Registration:

Boat and water event registration can soon be done online or on the day.

Beach events registration on the day

There are prizes to be won! The prize money for winners of events ranges from $50 to $500 cash plus prizes.

There is a total of $2500 cash up for grabs for the winners of water & beach events on the day.

You got to be in it to win it…

The more events you enter the greater the chances of winning the cash. You could walk away with up to $1,000 by registering and participating on the day.

The more events you enter the better the chance of winning so get your boats built and teams together and register for the events.

The 2018 Beneficiary was Asthma Foundation NT

The 2017 Beneficiaries were the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and SIDS & Kids NT.

There is no BYO due to our licence. 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.

Please visit the beneficiaries page for more details.



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