Welcome to Jeans for Genes!

Each year, hundreds of schools across Australia get behind the day and raise much-needed funds for Children’s Medical Research Institute’s fight against childhood genetic disease.
There are so many ways you can celebrate Jeans for Genes Day at your school. You could hold a denim fashion parade, host a denim themed morning tea, collect gold coin donations and of course, join the thousands of other students across the country by wearing jeans to school. It’s limited only by your imagination. If your imagination needs a push, however, don’t worry – we’ll be sending you heaps of tips and ideas in the lead up to the big day!
Jeans for Genes Day this year will be on Friday 3rd August.
With your help we can reward your students and fundraise as much money as possible to help Jeans for Genes find cures and treatments for genetic diseases affecting 1 in 20 children – that’s one child in every classroom.
By signing up your school you’ll receive a Jeans for Genes Fundraising pack plus regular updates as we get closer to Jeans for Genes Day.
We also have a host of educational resources available for schools including activities, quizzes and presentations.  You can also keep your students informed with the latest advances in genetic research from CMRI and around the world.

Visit jeansforgenes.org.au/resourcesforschools

When you sign up online, you will receive your very own profile page to help with your fundraising! You can keep track of your fundraising and make the page your own by uploading a school photo or logo, tell your schools story and connect with the student community. 

Here's how your school can get involved...

Collect Money


You can order a donation collection box to keep all of your funds in! All boxes will also include a poster and Information Booklet which explains the next steps.


Remember to use your Profile Page once you have signed up to connect with your family and friends and let them know they can donate via your secure online fundraising page.


See the Fundraising Tips page for ideas!



Sign up your school


Every year, hundreds of wonderful high school students join us to hit the streets, shopping centres and train stations across the country on Jeans for Genes Day to raise vital funds.

Many of our volunteers come back year after year because there’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement of Jeans for Genes Day!

There are many options for getting involved: your group will work together as a team on at a location near you, such as a local train station or shopping centre. During your volunteer shift you’ll be selling merchandise and collecting donations. No experience is necessary – just your enthusiasm and a willingness to participate!

Click the button below to register your interest in volunteering and we'll be in touch.