Ponytail Project

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Welcome to the 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. Grow and Fundraise

Start growing those locks so you can donate more hair to make wigs!

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.

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Are you ready to rock the chop and help save lives?

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