National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day

One woman is killed at the hands of a current or former partner every week in Australia.

We work closely with the St George Domestic Violence Committee to organise a local Remembrance Ceremony on National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day on the first Wednesday in May each year.

Through the Candlelight Vigil Ceremony, the St George Domestic Violence Committee aims to draw attention to the senseless and preventable taking of lives; and to bring the local community together to:

  • express our grief and remember and acknowledge the families, women, children and men tragically affected by domestic and family violence;

  • resolve to continue to support victims and their families; and

  • raise community awareness with the aim of ending domestic and family violence.

The local community is invited to join us on the first Wednesday of May for the St George Candlelight Vigil Ceremony commencing with a gathering at Kogarah Town Square followed by a program of speeches and reflection.

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday 1 May at Kogarah Town Square and Library Exhibition Space, gathering from 5.30pm to commence at 5..45pm.

Links to further information

Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463

The Domestic Violence Line is a NSW state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women and people who identify as female. Information on different types of abuse, how to stay safe and access to help and resources.

1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

For free private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.

MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978

The national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.


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