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Family Violence Candlelight Vigil 2023

Every week another woman loses her life at the hands of someone she loved and should have felt safe with. Every two weeks, a child’s life is cut short, by the people they should have been able to trust the most.

Families across Australia are grieving for a loved one lost to senseless violence.

On Wednesday 3 May 2023 landmarks around Victoria will be illuminated in purple, and a Candlelight Vigil held to mark National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day.

Led by Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, landmarks across Victoria will also be illuminated in purple to mark this important evening.

Last year, more than 60 buildings in Melbourne, Geelong and regional Victoria lit up to draw attention to this national tragedy. These include the Arts Centre, Bolte Bridge, Melbourne Town Hall, The Rialto, AAMI Park, the Victoria Police Building, Geelong Arts Centre, and the Yallourn and Loy Yang Power Stations.

On Wednesday, May 3, a candlelight vigil will be held to remember the people who have had their lives taken by perpetrators of family and domestic violence.

Where: Family Violence Memorial Gardens, St Andrews Garden, East Melbourne

When: Wednesday, May 3, 6pm.

Please register your attendance here.

If you are unable to attend, you can dedicate a virtual candle here.