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About Frocktober

What is Frocktober?

Frocktober is the campaign that empowers women around Australia to channel their creative flair through their favourite frocks, all while raising urgently-needed funds for the OCRF’s innovative research projects that help to shine a light on ovarian cancer.

For a day, a week or the whole month of October, something as simple as the clothes we put on our back has the potential to start important conversations, raising awareness of the lack of early detection method, of women’s experiences, and of how we as a community can do more to support ovarian cancer research.

The spirit of Frocktober


Frocktober is all about embracing diversity and coming together as a community. Whether you’re boho or rockabilly, corporate or creative, a seamstress or a shopper—Frocktober is the fundraiser for you.


Can’t commit to the whole month? Just want to frock up once, or on weekends? Frocktober gives you the flexibility to take part as often as you like. Check out some popular ways to frock up here, or get creative and design your own challenge.


Frocktober celebrates creativity in all its glory. We’ve seen wedding dresses, costumes, handmade creations—there’s no right or wrong way to frock up. You do YOU!

Why should I Frock up?

When you frock up, you help to raise urgently-needed funds for a cause that impacts every woman: ovarian cancer research.

 It’s a chance to connect with like-minded women, share personal experiences, and play a pivotal role in the journey towards an early detection test that will save women's lives.