Council staff take on Push-up Challenge


Bundaberg Regional Council staff are getting ready to pump out some push-ups every day in July in a challenge that's great for fitness and the mind.

The Push-Up Challenge, an initiative of headspace Bundaberg, begins next week and the organisation is urging everyone to get involved in the yearly fundraising event that encourages people to get fit, have fun and support mental health.

The Push-Up Challenge

Over the course of 21 days participants will be challenged individually or as a team to complete 3128 push-ups, representing the number of lives lost in Australia due to mental health issues last year.

Each day, the target number of push-ups to complete will reflect a different statistic relevant to mental health in Australia.

Push-ups can be completed any time and any place; at home, at the park, while waiting for the kettle to boil or wherever you like.

Council commitment

Staff from all departments of Bundaberg Regional Council are getting involved in the Push-Up Challenge after a call out for participants was rolled out this week.

If you want to get involved, just go to to either register yourself to a team or create a team.

The Push-Up Challenge runs 8-28 July, with funds raised by teams in Bundaberg to go directly to headspace Bundaberg.

You can donate online through United Synergies here.

Find out more about the challenge here.