Georges River Council

04/22/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/22/2024 20:38

Georges River Come Together Against Domestic Violence


Georges River Council and St George Domestic Violence Committee will once again host the St George Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday 1 May to mark National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day. The event is an opportunity for members of the public to remember victims of domestic and family violence.

The Vigil is an important and sobering event, allowing organisations and community members to come together to remember and honour victims, as well as raise awareness of the need to work together to end domestic and family violence.

The event will commence at 5.30pm in Kogarah Town Square and members of the community will be invited to light a candle in memory of those who have died. Flameless LED candles will be available for the duration of the ceremony.

Domestic Violence Remembrance Day is part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May, which raises community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the need to end it, as well as the supports available to those affected by violence.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2024
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Location: Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217
Registration: Not required
Cost: Free

For more information, please contact Council's Community Capacity Building team on (02) 9330 6400 or visit Council's Domestic and Family Violence Page.

For help or support please call NSW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINE on 1800 65 64 63, or 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline on 13 11 14.