Candle Making Workshop @ Minka Place
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

You are invited to join Domestic Violence Action Centre, Sip N Dip Australia to learn of to make candles and join in with conversations about the impact of domestic violence in your community and how you can be part of the solution.

These workshops are casual and fun events with a serious side conversation.  Whilst you are making your candle or artwork (and you are not chatting about art and candles), we hope you will join in on conversations about domestic violence and how we can all help bring an end to it.   It will be a great chance to ask questions or just listen.

If you have never had a conversation about domestic violence before or never thought it had anything do with you, then these workshops are especially for you!

We hope that after the workshop you will feel inspired to bring your newly made candle (friends, family and colleagues ) to the Domestic Violence Remembrance Day Candle Vigil on Wednesday 5th March in Ipswich CBD.  It is solemn event that remembers lives lost to domestic violence but it also an opportunity to learn, to find your voice, call out violence, promote equality and be part of the solution to say no, not now, not ever to domestic violence.

So please join us to make and then light your candle for a purpose.



Toowoomba Domestic Violence Remembrance Day March & Candle Lighting Ceremony @ Victoria Green
May 5 @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us at 4:45pm at the Village to paint posters for our Walk Against Violence or Bring along your own posters and banners.  This is an inclusive family friendly event.   Registrations are not required.

Candle Lighting Vigil starts at 6pm followed by speeches.

Ipswich Domestic Violence Remembrance Day March & Candle Lighting Ceremony @ d'Arcy Doyle Place & Tulmur Place, Ipswich
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Each year at 6pm on the first Wednesday of May, the nation stops to remember lives lost to domestic and family violence.

Please join us to remember, to raise awareness and your voice to say no, not now, not ever to domestic and family violence.

Meet at d’Arcy Doyle Place, 116 Brisbane Street, Ipswich at 5:30pm for March to Tulmur Place, Nicholas Street Precinct.   BYO signs and banners for the walk or just join us for the walk.

Arrive at Tulmur Place for 6pm candle lighting ceremony. BYO candle or candles will be available.

Following Candle Lighting Ceremony guest speakers will be:-

  • Vanessa Fowler- Chair, The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation
  • Teresa Harding- Ipswich City Mayor
  • Amie Carrington- CEO Domestic Violence Action Centre
  • Dave Cuskelly- Superintendent Queensland Police Service

All welcome, inclusive family friend event.

Enjoy a Lions Ipswich free sausage sizzle.

This is a covid safe event.  Do not attend if unwell and keep1.5 m social distancing.  Face masks are encouraged.

A Domestic Violence Action Centre event, proudly supported by

Ipswich City Council

Queensland Police

The Alison Baden-Clay Foundation

Lions Ipswich

Zonta Ipswich


Youth Practice Forum @ Brothers League Club
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop is for service providers who work with children, young people and families. We will discuss some common experiences of DFV in children and young people and provide examples and tools that can be used in practice. We will also provide tips and activities regarding talking to young people about DFV, managing disclosures, risk assessments, safety planning and options for referrals.