Office for Women 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 Queensland Women’s Week (March), 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.

The Office for Women and Violence Prevention hosts this community events calendar to promote events that occur during these weeks and months, as well as throughout the rest of the year.

We can work together to celebrate the achievements of women and girls, recognise there is still more work to do to achieve gender equality, and inspire the whole community to get involved—all year round.

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

Sunday 01 May 2022
Until Tuesday 31 May 2022 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Queensland Government
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Until Thursday 30 June 2022 Be There - Bystander App information sessions.
MATE Bystander Team
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Until Tuesday 31 May 2022 DV Safe Phone 'One Phone, One Life' Campaign
DV Safe Phone
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Monday 02 May 2022
Until Monday 09 May 2022 Lighting of the Fig Tree
EDON Place
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Until Monday 30 May 2022 Lighting up of Anzac Park
Croydon Shire Council
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Tuesday 03 May 2022
7.30am–10.00am A community approach to tackling domestic and family violence in the workplace
DV Safe Phone and Kawana Chamber of Commerce
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
10.00am–11.30am Be Your Own Financial Warrior
Carolyn Cochrane
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
3.00pm–5.00pm Domestic & Family Violence and Womens Wellness
Lushmore Boutique
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Wednesday 04 May 2022
7.45am–9.15am Domestic Violence Remembrance Day 2022 Ceremony
Gladstone Women's Health Centre
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
4.30pm–7.00pm Domestic Violence Prevention Month Candlelight Vigil Sunshine Coast
Centacare Family and Relationship Services
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
5.30pm–6.00pm Bayside Domestic and Family Violence Candlelight Vigil
Joan Pease MP
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
5.30pm–6.30pm Logan NNNE Candle Lighting Vigil
NNNE Reference Group , Stacey Ross CFW and Cath Bartolo YFS
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
5.30pm–6.30pm Candle Light Vigil
EDON Place
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Thursday 05 May 2022
5.15pm–6.15pm Night of Remembrance and Candlelight Ceremony
Charis Mullen MP, State Member for Jordan
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Friday 06 May 2022
9.30am–10.30am Man2Man: Men's Engagement in Ending Domestic and Family Violence
Metro South DFV Strategic Reference Group
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
10.00am–11.00am Coffee Corner - All of Us, Together
headspace Mount Isa
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Tuesday 10 May 2022
Until Wednesday 25 May 2022 Many People - One Voice.
Palm Island Community Company
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Thursday 12 May 2022
10.00am–11.00am Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Morning Tea
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
10.00am–10.30am Residential Tenancies Authority webinar: DFV provisions while renting
Residential Tenancies Authority
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
11.30am–1.00pm Gin Gin Neighbourhood Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month BBQ
Gin Gin Neighbourhood
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Friday 13 May 2022
Until Saturday 14 May 2022 WOW Cairns
WOW Australia
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Sunday 15 May 2022
7.30am–9.00am March4Justice Morning Vigil
March4JusticeGC
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Tuesday 17 May 2022
11.00am–1.00pm Let's Talk About Money
Thriving Multicultural Communities
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Wednesday 18 May 2022
5.30pm–8.30pm Breaking the Silence through Connection and Collaboration
Multicultural Association Caboolture and Surrounds
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Thursday 19 May 2022
8.30am–2.30pm Understanding Pathways to Safety: Domestic and Family Violence Forum Brisbane
Women's Health and Equality Queensland
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
6.00pm–7.30pm Sexual Violence & Consent Workshop
Carolyn Robinson
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Friday 20 May 2022
6.00pm–9.00pm The May Event
BPW North Lakes
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Saturday 21 May 2022
10.00am–1.00pm Beyond DV High Tea & Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Discussion Panel
Carolyn Robinson
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Wednesday 25 May 2022
11.30am–2.30pm Welcome and Wellness - Rebuilding and Supporting Families
Elorac Place Community Centre
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
1.00pm–2.00pm Mount Isa Domestic and Family Violence Services Forum
Alyce Rosenthal
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
4.30pm–6.00pm 2022 Peaceful Walk and Candle Lighting Ceremony
SANDBAG
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Thursday 26 May 2022
8.30am–4.30pm Open Thinking Conference
Strong Women Talking
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Friday 27 May 2022
12.00pm–1.00pm Be There - MATE Bystander Webinar
MATE Bystander Program
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
6.30pm–10.30pm Light Up the Night Charity Gala
LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Saturday 28 May 2022
All day LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day
LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
10.00am–12.00pm Cairns Chinese Community Domestic Violence Prevention Information Session
Queensland Police Service Far Northern Region Prevention Together Unit Cross Cultural Liaison Unit
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Sunday 29 May 2022
8.00am–9.00am Walk Against Domestic Violence
Councillor Kara Cook
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Monday 30 May 2022
10.30am–12.00pm Love Bites Community of Practice Webinar
NAPCAN
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Tuesday 31 May 2022
4.00am–7.00am Darkness to Daylight 2022
Challenge DV
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
9.00am–12.00pm Refugee and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women's Experiences of Domestic and Family Violence
Multicultural Australia Cultural Training Program
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Friday 15 July 2022
Until Saturday 16 July 2022 WOW Logan
WOW Australia
Other
Saturday 01 October 2022
Until Monday 31 October 2022 Sexual Violence Awareness Month
Queensland Government
Sexual Violence Awareness Month
Tuesday 04 October 2022
Until Saturday 22 October 2022 The Boys by Gordan Graham
PIP Theatre
Sexual Violence Awareness Month
Wednesday 08 March 2023
All day International Women's Day
Various organisations
Queensland Women's Week
Monday 01 May 2023
Until Wednesday 31 May 2023 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.