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National Day of Remembrance – Candle Lighting Ceremony

Every year in Australia over 100 women, children and men die directly because of domestic and family violence.  On the first Wednesday of May every year at 6pm, gatherings across Australia light up candles simultaneously in remembrance of those who have died.

This recognition of lives lost to intimate partner, domestic and family violence also acknowledges the profound, immediate and long term impact these tragic deaths have on those left behind.

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019
Time: 5.45pm
Venue: Ainslie Place, Canberra City