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Candlelight Vigil Wednesday 4 May

Candlelight Vigil supporter toolkit

On Wednesday 4 May 2022, people across Australia will light a candle to honour and remember the women and children who have died as a result of family violence. On average in Australia, each week a woman is killed at the hands of a current or former partner.

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre and Bethany Community Support, in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, are lighting up community areas across Geelong in purple as part of Safe Steps’ Candlelight Vigil.

Join us and other Victorians as we light a candle to reflect or in remembrance of those who have lost their life due to family violence. The Candlelight Vigil provides a space for people to come together to grieve for them, share messages of hope, and ensure that we never forget the people behind the statistics.

Safe Steps will be hosting a virtual vigil at 6pm on Wednesday 4 May from the Family Violence Memorial Garden in Melbourne. To register for the online vigil, please visit

For further information on family violence, download our Candlelight Vigil Family Violence resource.

Show your support

We’ve made it easy for you to show your support by downloading any of the below marketing materials to add to your social media, newsletters and communications.

Post a message or video on social media about why you are lighting a candle or who you are lighting a candle for. Use the hashtag #GeelongCandleLightVigil2022 #LightACandle2022 #NeverForgotten

Download Candlelight Vigil email banner

Download Candlelight Vigil web banner

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