Thank you to all communities, partners and stakeholders that have participated in 2017/18. It is through your support in growing and strengthening the Knockout Health Challenge we can continue to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health outcomes.


We received great results in 2017 with over 1,200 Aboriginal adults participating from across the state in the Challenge with an average weight loss of 2.1% per person achieved across the year.

We have also heard from our participants and communities about how the Challenge made a positive impact on their health, making them feel more deadly, eat healthier foods and help reverse the effects of lifestyle related chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.

It is the small steps that we take today that add up to make a big difference to leading a healthy lifestyle and knockout chronic diseases in our communities.

2017 Winners

George Rose Challenge
1st Place Newcastle Healthy Black and Deadly
2nd Place Menindee Fat Yabs
3rd Place Redfern Rebels
Julie Young Challenge
1st Place Nowra Dead or Deadly
2nd Place Queanbeyan Breath Easy
3rd Place Tweed Goorie Go Getters

Previously Participating Teams

There were 29 registered teams for the first Challenge and 25 for the second challenge.