Ponytail Project

Rock the chop and save lives!

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What is Ponytail Project?

Ponytail Project empowers people all over Australia to make a difference to those impacted by cancer. Get involved by growing your hair throughout the year, chopping off your ponytail and raising funds for Cancer Council Queensland. 

Ponytail Project is a fundraising campaign that first originated in 2015 at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School in Ascot, Brisbane. Last year, over 1,400 people raised over $1,135,000 for Australian families affected by cancer. Every ponytail chopped will make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.

Rock the chop, and together we'll help cancer stop!



funds raised

In 2022, we raised $1,129,321! Help us to beat this target in 2023.




In 2022, we had 1717 fundraisers! It's not too late to join.




In 2022, we had 17,503 donors! Will you donate to help us exceed this?

Getting involved is easy!

1. Register
Squad assemble, get your girls or guys together to create a team!
2. Get growing and fundraise
Start growing those locks now so you can donate more hair to make wigs and more funds for cancer research!
3. Fundraise and WIN!
Now it's time to fundraise and hit your target! Prizes are up for grabs too. 
4. Rock the chop
Rock the chop on your chosen date at your chosen place!

Where does your pony go?

The Sustainable Salons Depot

The first stop for your ponytail will be the Sustainable Salons depot. Here, the ponytails are sorted and graded by hand according to length, colour and hair type. 

Independent Wigmakers

Ponytails can also be sent to local, independent wigmakers to be made into charitable wigs.

Charitable Organisations

Sustainable salons then sends the ponytails to charitable organisations, such as the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation (AAAF), The Children's Charity and Freedom Wigs NZ.

Our top 3 teams

Our top 3 fundraisers

Join the #PonySquad

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