GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub and Mountain to Surf

The GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub and Mountain to Surf is fast approaching and GMHBA are excited to again be the major sponsor for the 2014 event. GMHBA is proud to be supporting the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club volunteer network and the local community.

Both events are a great way to stay fit and healthy with many people training months in advance to ensure they are prepared.

About the GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub

The GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub is the largest open water swim in the world and is organised by volunteers from the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. The event is one of the most prestigious open water swims with over 33 years of history.

If you’re swimming for the first time, make sure you practice in the pool and do a couple of open water swims so you know what to expect.

During the swim there are a couple of things you should be aware of:

  • It can get busy at the start of each wave which can result in you being obstructed by other competitors.
  • Ensure you take your time at the start of the race to get your bearings.
  • And if you need help at any stage of the race, put your hand up and someone will come and get you.

When: Saturday 11th January 2014

Where: Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, Lorne Victoria.

About the GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf

The GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf is an 8km run starting in Lorne. It takes participants through the forest and along the Great Ocean Road finishing at the Lorne Surf Live Saving Club.

The event caters for a wide variety of fitness levels and abilities.

When: Friday 10th January 2014

Where: Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, Lorne Victoria.

For more information about both events or to register visit

GMHBA Yoga Challenge

Are you up for the GMHBA Yoga Challenge?

The Challenge will be to gather as many people we can to participate in a group yoga session on the Lorne foreshore before the Pier to Pub swim on Saturday January 11, 2014.

We will be raising money for the Casey Tutungi Appeal. Casey was born and raised in Lorne and recently became a quadriplegic through an on field football accident. A fund has been set up for Casey to assist in providing the essential equipment he will require during his rehabilitation.

GMHBA will donate $1 for every participant up to a total of $10,000. Put simply, the more participants we get the more money GMHBA will donate. The challenge will kick off at 10am on Saturday January 11. So get down there and make sure you bring all of your friends along!

Come and drop by the GMHBA chill out zone at the event and check out all the action and prizes we will be giving away.

Check into for your chance to win a Family Holiday to Fiji*

To celebrate this iconic summer event GMHBA is giving you and your family the chance to WIN a fantastic Fijian get-away.

The Package Includes:

  • Return Economy Class Airfares with Fiji Airways for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12
  • Return airport to hotel seat in coach transfers
  • 7 Nights accommodation at the Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji in a superior resort view room including American breakfast daily
  • 2 x Children under 12 eat free when dinning with adults
Terms and conditions apply.

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GMHBA Fiji Family Holiday Give-away

GMHBA Pier to Pub Member Competition Terms and Conditions

The “Promoter” is GMHBA Limited trading as GMHBA Health Insurance ABN 98 004 417 092 of 60-68 Moorabool St Geelong VIC 3220.

2. Information on how to enter forms part of these conditions of entry. Participation in this promotion constitutes acceptance of these conditions of entry.

3. Entry is only open to residents of Australia (excluding ACT).

4. The promotion commences at 7am AEST on 04/01/2014 and closes 5pm AEST on 11/01/2014 (“Promotion Period”).

5. To enter, you must have registered your details via checking in at during the promotion period.

6. There will be only 1 winner. The winner will win a family holiday to Fiji that includes:

• Return Economy Class Airfares with Fiji Airways for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years of age

• Return airport to hotel seat in coach transfers

• 7 Nights accommodation at the Outrigger on the Lagoon in a superior resort view room including American breakfast daily

• 2 x Children under 12 eat free when dinning with adults

• Kids club: There are 2 Kids Club's: The 'Little Riggers Club' for kids 3-7yrs old AND The 'Beach Riggers Club' for kids 8-12yrs old. Hours of operation are 9am-9pm and is free.

• Total value of holiday is $4629.00

7. The prize can only be awarded to participants who have supplied valid entries. The judge’s decision is final.

8. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable. The value of the prize is accurate as at the commencement of this promotion. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of a prize after that date. If for any reason a prize is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute another item for it, in its sole discretion, of equal or higher value.

9. Fiji package Must be booked by 31 March 2014

10. Airfares valid for departures all year round valid on direct flights from Melbourne only

11. Package is fully non-refundable and non-changeable and not transferrable once confirmed

12. Accommodation dates are subject to 11Jan14-26Jun14, 15Jul14-18Sep14, 08Oct14-23Dec14 08Jan15-31Mar15, Seasonal surcharges will apply outside these dates.

13. Package is subject to availability.

14. Travel through school holidays may attract a seasonal surcharge calculated at time of reservation.

15. CHILDRENS MEAL POLICY: Free meals for children 12yrs and under when sharing the same room as parents (or supervising adults). The Kids Eat Free meals only apply to meals ordered from the children's menus or the resort's children's buffet (available during school holiday periods). Children’s menus are available at Sundowner Pizza Outlet for lunch and dinner, Vale Ni Kana Lunch Ala Carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Baravi Mongolian BBQ for lunch and dinner.

16. Entries must be received by the Promoter during the Promotion Period. Entries received outside of the Promotion Period will not be accepted. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any communication network or for any late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise. The Promoter has no control over networks and accepts no responsibility for any problems associated with them, whether due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. The Promoter is not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) any costs incurred.

17. If a winning entry is deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry, the entry will be discarded and a new winner of that prize will be determined by drawing a further valid entry. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

18. The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, disqualify all entries from, and prohibit further participation in this Promotion by, any person who tampers with or benefits from any tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the Promotion or acts in violation of these conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

19. The Promoter will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this Promotion or accepting or using a prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).

20. The winners will be notified by email and their name will be published on GMHBA’s Facebook page on or after the 13/01/2014.

21. Directors, management and employees (and the immediate families of directors, management and employees including defacto, step children/parents/siblings and adopted family members) of the Promoter or agencies or companies associated with the Promoter are not eligible to enter.

22. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought. Where the operation of this Promotion results in, for GST purposes, supplies being made for non-monetary consideration, entrants agree to follow the Australian Taxation Office’s stated view that where the parties are at arm’s length, goods and services exchanged are of equal GST inclusive market values.

23. All entries will be the property of the Promoter. The information entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting this Promotion. The Promoter may disclose entrants’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this Promotion or communicating with entrants and to State and Territory gaming authorities. The Promoter is bound by the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988. Entrants can request access to the personal information the Promoter holds about them by contacting GMHBA Health Insurance on 1300 446 422.