How to earn it


The best things in life often aren’t free. Earning it is part of the satisfaction you’ll feel when you finally get on expedition. It also teaches some powerful, lifelong lessons about money management; the value of money, how to budget and negotiate. The journey begins when you sign up and you’ll usually have 12-18 months to get a plan set up. Break it down. Keep it regular. Play to your strengths.

We understand every family’s financial situation is different and we can tell you that over 83% of our students raise the expedition fee themselves. We’ve met students who have earned every single penny, including additional spending money and their own kit and vaccinations. So we know you can do this.

It’s a team effort – earning your expedition fee will force you to create networks, articulate your case, be bold and ask for help and demand a commitment from you. And when you’re sat watching that first sunset, somewhere deep down, you’ll be immensely proud. You got yourself there.

We’re here to help you do it because we know you can. Can’t tell you how you’ll do it but we’ve got thousands of Challengers worth of top tips to share.

Part-time jobs

Student Jessica on expedition in Myanmar

Meet Jessica


$4,800 part-time job
$400 garage sale
$380 babysitting
$500 donations
$4,800 part-time job
$400 garage sale
$380 babysitting
$500 donations

“I did a bit of everything and it added up. The key for me was keeping it bitesize and regular so it didn’t interrupt my studies. I felt a huge sense of independence.”

Jessica, Challenger

Be creative

Student Marissa on expedition in Borneo

Meet Marissa


$10 price per crate
$4 profit per crate
100 crate target per event
$400 profit per event
8 events
22 monthly orders!
22 monthly orders!
22 monthly orders!

“Saturdays go crazy and I’ve eaten enough fruit to last a lifetime. It’s taught me a lot from sales to marketing and hard graft – basically how to run a small business”

Marissa, Challenger


Meet Oli


$4 per burger
$3 per sausage
$2 profit on each
Over 5 BBQs
Sold nearly 2,000 food items
$2 per drink
$1 profit per drink
Over 500 drinks sold

“We all love a barbie and I was pretty good at it anyway. I’m surprised how supportive people were. They could see how much I wanted it and they saw how hard I was working. You learn how to put yourself out there.”

Oli, Challenger

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Take advantage. We’ve teamed up with local organisations across the country to get you privileged access to jobs and discounts

Jump start it. We’ve got thousands of Challengers fundraising experience collated into resources to get you going