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Community Encircles For Dv Awareness

Story: Patricia Higgins
Published On : Apr 23, 2024
Community Encircles for DV Awareness
Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness Month will be observed this coming May, with the serious and sobering cause brought into the spotlight across Australia.

In our own Moreton Bay and the Northern Brisbane region, Encircle Community Services Ltd (Encircle) is planning two events during the month in order to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence (DFV) and to send a clear message that such violence will not be tolerated.

According to Robyn Rose, Acting CEO at Encircle, the organisation would host a Candle Lighting Ceremony as well as a Moreton Bay Says NO to Violence (MBSN2V) walk and speaking event.

“A Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held simultaneously at all three of our neighbourhood centres (Lawnton, Kallangur and Redcliffe) on Wednesday, 1 May, while our Moreton Bay Says No To Violence (MBSN2V) walk and speaking event will round out the month on Friday, 31 May,” Ms Rose said.

“The Candle Lighting Ceremony is a free event that takes about 40 minutes, with light refreshments served afterwards,” Ms Rose said.

“Different coloured candles are lit during the ceremony as symbols of healing, dignity, suffering, and hope, and a minute’s silence is also held to remember those victims whose lives have been taken as a result of DFV.”

The Moreton Bay Says NO to Violence (MBSN2V) walk and speaking event (also free to the public), includes a walk along the Redcliffe Esplanade that ends at the amphitheatre, where a speaking program will take place.

“The aim of the event is to unite with the Moreton Bay community – to stand up, speak out and walk together against family and domestic violence,” Ms Rose said.

Tickets to the Candle Lighting Ceremony can be accessed via, and depending on your preferred location.

Tickets to the Moreton Bay Says NO to Violence (MBSN2V) walk and speaking event can be accessed via

Please note that while the events are free, bookings are essential (for traffic management, etc.)

To find out more about Encircle visit

Candle Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, 1 May, 5pm-6:30pm
Encircle Redcliffe Neighbourhood Centre
(and other North Brisbane locations)
1 Lamington Drive, Redcliffe.

Moreton Bay Says NO to Violence
(MBSN2V) walk and speaking event
Friday, 31 May, 8:30am-11am
Rotary Park Redcliffe
186 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe.