Women's Safety and Violence Prevention community events calendar

The Queensland of the future is a place where diversity is celebrated, women's rights, interests and wellbeing are promoted, and men and women enjoy equal opportunity and participation.

Each year, the community recognises special times of the year—such as Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (May) and Sexual Violence Awareness Month (October)—to send a clear message that gendered violence will not be tolerated, and that our community will strive for promotion and protection of women’s rights, interests and wellbeing.

We host this community events calendar to promote events that occur during these months, as well as throughout the rest of the year.

Community groups are encouraged to register an event to be considered for inclusion in the calendar.

The calendar will continue to be updated in the lead-up to major events such as those listed above, so please check back regularly to find out what is happening in your region.

List of events

Wednesday 01 May 2024
Until Friday 31 May 2024 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Queensland Government
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
4.30pm–6.45pm Walk Against Domestic Violence and Remembrance Event
Domestic Violence Action Centre
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
5.30pm–7.30pm Candle Vigil for Domestic and Family Violence
Queensland Churches Together
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
5.30pm–6.30pm Candle Lighting Ceremony
Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service, Mossman Office
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
6.00pm–7.30pm Evensong for Domestic and Family Violence
Anglican Church of Southern Queensland
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Saturday 04 May 2024
10.00am–1.00pm Beyond DV High Tea and Fashion Show
Carolyn Robinson
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Thursday 09 May 2024
9.00am–4.00pm Understanding Pathways to Safety: Brisbane Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Forum 2024
Women's Health and Equality Queensland
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Friday 17 May 2024
6.00pm–11.00pm Light Up the Night Gala
LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Thursday 23 May 2024
8.30am–6.00pm Empowering Survivors: Tech against domestic violence (Domestic Violence Hackathon)
Avanade Australia - (Frederique Dennison)
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
5.00pm–6.00pm Gympie Lantern Walk
Community Action - Gympie Region Domestic and Family Violence Service
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Tuesday 28 May 2024
Until Tuesday 28 May 2024 LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day
LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Thursday 30 May 2024
9.30am–1.00pm Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Information Session
Women's Health Information and Referral Service CQ Inc.
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Saturday 24 August 2024
6.30pm–11.30pm RizeUp Gala Fundraising Ball
Helena Medhurst from Dreamweavers on behalf of RizeUp
Other
Tuesday 01 October 2024
Until Thursday 31 October 2024 Sexual Violence Awareness Month
Queensland Government
Sexual Violence Awareness Month
Monday 25 November 2024
Until Tuesday 10 December 2024 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
UN Women
16 Days of Activism
Monday 03 March 2025
Until Sunday 10 March 2024 Queensland Women's Week
Queensland Government
Queensland Women's Week
Saturday 08 March 2025
All day International Women's Day
Various organisations
Queensland Women's Week
Thursday 01 May 2025
Until Friday 31 May 2024 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Queensland Government
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Disclaimer

While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this site, we do not endorse events listed in this calendar. Links to third party websites are inserted for convenience only and should not be seen as an endorsement by the Department Justice and Attorney-General. We make no representation or warranty regarding the content of these sites, and no responsibility is taken for the consequences of viewing or reliance on this content.