How you can Light the Night

Light the Night is on Friday, 30 September 2022.

Register to host Light the Night

Register to host a Light the Night event.

Host your Light the Night gathering in your own special way on the evening of Friday, 30 September.

Make sure you invite those close to you to join your Light the Night – you can easily do this as an option when you register.


Join an existing Light the Night event

Register to join an existing Light the Night.

If you know someone already hosting a Light the Night event, register to join their group!


Choose which lantern best represents your blood cancer story

    White lantern

    White symbolises your own blood cancer journey.

    Blue lantern

    Blue symbolises your support for those affected by blood cancer.

    Gold lantern

    Gold symbolises a loved one lost to blood cancer.

    Share your story

    Share your story

    #LightTheNightAU #LeukaemiaFoundation

    Your story will light up Australia and shine a light on blood cancer.

    Sharing your story shows other people bravely facing blood cancer that they are not alone.

    People find strength in knowing that someone else understands what they are going through.

    When you register for Light the Night, you can add your own story or tag #LightTheNightAU, your location (e.g. #Sydney) and your lantern colour #gold, #white, #blue when you post on your public Instagram page. Your story will appear on the map in a day or so

    Secure your lantern

    Lanterns are limited to one per person, and only available to those who have funds raised on their personal Light the Night fundraising page.

    To guarantee an official lantern you needed to fundraise $100 or more by 11 September 2022. We set this date so we can ensure that your lantern will arrive in time for the ceremony. If you raise $100 after 11 September and still wish to receive your lantern, we will try our best to get it to you, but we cannot guarantee it will arrive on time.

    Not fundraising this year? You can still be part of Light the Night! Simply choose ‘I’d like to attend but not fundraise’ when you register. All that matters is you are a part of this special event.

    Samantha, Blue Lantern ambassador 2021

    Plan your event

    How you choose to host your Light the Night event at home is limited only by your imagination.

    Intimate dinner party

    Holding an intimate dinner party for your loved ones.


    Ordering takeaway from a favourite local restaurant to share.

    Sunset barbecue

    Getting mates together for a sunset barbecue.

    Music and Games

    Inviting friends and family over for music and games.

    Picnic under the stars

    Rugging up for a picnic under the stars.

    Family photos

    Playing a slideshow of old family photos.

    Outdoor cinema

    Setting up a DIY outdoor cinema.

    Potluck dinner

    Inviting workmates over for potluck dinner – where everyone brings their favourite dish.

    Ruby lighting her white lantern with her family

    Friday, 30 September 2022

    As the sun sets, gather with your loved ones to watch the virtual lantern lighting ceremony, which will be released on Friday, 30 September.

    You’ll just need a screen and access to an internet connection to play the ceremony via the Light the Night website.

    You are not alone… thousands of families will be lighting their lanterns and sharing their stories with you from across the country.


    On the night

    If you have friends or family joining you for Light the Night, we recommend asking your guests to arrive at least one hour before sunset. This way, everyone can catch up and settle in for the evening ahead.

    Make sure you have access to a screen and internet connection to play the ceremony video via the Light the Night website.

    No matter how you choose to Light the Night – know that you are not alone.

    On the Night