Events Calendar

Flotilla For Kids 2016

Event Start Date: 7/02/2016

Event End Date: 7/02/2016

'Flotilla for Kids’ is back, Sunday 7th February!

This event sees a colourful spectacular flotilla of boats that are 'themed and decorated', motoring up the Port River from Outer Harbor into the heart of Port Adelaide. The boats will then circle to 'salute the crowd' wharfside in Inner Harbour. 

It is a fun day out for seriously ill children and their families to participate in the largest flotilla of boats ever seen on the Port River. Plus there will be plenty of land-based entertainment for those watching from the dock.

Please be aware, online registrations for this event have now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who has registered to be a part of Flotilla for Kids in 2016!

For anyone who has registered after January 29, your registration packs will be available to pick up at the boat registration desks at either the RSAYS or CYCSA, depending on your personal affiliation. If you are not affiliated with either of these clubs, your pack will be at the RSAYS with a Little Heroes Foundation staff member at the registration desk.

We will be able to process boat registrations on Sunday morning between 8:00am and 9:00am at the RSAYS and CYCSA, however there will be a limited number of packs available.


Boat owners wishing to participate in Flotilla for Kids must ensure that their owner/skipper and boat comply with the regulations of Transport SA.  All participating boats MUST have the ability to motor at a minimum of 4 knots. Boat owners are reminded the maximum speed in the river is 7 knots.

Participants also agree to the following:

"I am aware that boating activities are potentially dangerous and undertake to participate in Flotilla for Kids at my own risk; I release the organisers of Flotilla for Kids from all liability for loss of life, injury or damage however caused arising from Flotilla for Kids or from the condition of premises or boats or equipment used in Flotilla for Kids, or in any way due to neglect, breach of duty, default and / or omission by any of them; I shall indemnify the organisers of Flotilla for Kids from all costs and claims; and all costs, liability, losses and expenses incurred by them arising from my participation in Flotilla for Kids; I agree not to display material for commercial or political purposes or distribute promotional material (eg throwing lollies etc). I agree to observe and comply with all directions and instructions given to me by the organisers of Flotilla for Kids or their agents (whether paid or voluntary); I will be able to maintain a listening watch on the day on either 27.94 MHz or VHF Channel 77 for any directions or instructions from the Officer of the Day.”

Enter your vessel in one of three categories! Best Themed, Most Colourful or Outstanding Fundraising!

To ensure entry in this competition and for ease of identification of your vessel on the day, you MUST complete the online booking form and pay the Boat Registration Fee no later than Wednesday 3 February 2016.

The judging panel, stationed at Inner Harbour, will be comprised of representatives from Little Heroes Foundation.

The Judges’ decision is final. Winning entries will be notified by telephone within 48 hours after the event.

Over the years Little Heroes Foundation has raised more than $16 million dollars for lifesaving facilities at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital and provide daily support for families through the Little Heroes Care program.

Funded projects at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital include:

  • $2 million towards the Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology
  • $3 million for two new MRI machines and an ambient lighting package
  • $1.5 million for the Play Deck and adjoining café
  • $1 million for a state of the art endoscopic operating theatre

We have now set our sights on raising $4 million for a world class Robotic Rehabilitation and Research Centre at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital to help seriously ill children get back on their feet.

In January, a few of our little heroes visited Carclew Arts Centre to paint some special flags for us and we think they look amazing! Bid on one of these gorgeous flags to help support seriously ill children, or share around to your friends who you think might like to fly one these special flags from their boat!

Email with your highest bid before Feb 3!


Become a ‘Flag Sponsor’ and fundraise for Little Heroes Foundation. If you fundraise over $1000, you will receive a Limited Edition 'Hero' Flag (1300mm x 900mm) to fly on your boat.


Challenge your crew, friends, colleagues or social club to support your vessel’s participation by making a donation to your fundraising campaign. Online donation pages will be available through our HeroesHQ fundraising website. Jennifer from Little Heroes Foundation will be establishing the Flotilla for Kids fundraising page. Once online, you will be able to create your profile and make an optional donation to kick start your fundraising page for Flotilla for Kids. For any queries, please contact Jennifer at

Businesses or clubs who wish to fundraise without registering a boat are more than welcome to do so.

Donations $2 and over are tax deductible. We can supply a receipt book on request, or if you've opted to have the online fundraising page, then tax deductible receipts for online donations will be issued electronically.

For more information, contact Caroline Loades – or call the office on (08) 8161 6025. We hope to see you there!