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Across Australia there are 41 events

Red Ribbon Appeal

Where and when?

  • Dec 1 -6, varied

About the event

Adelaide CBD

2020's Red Ribbon Appeal will be held in several locations around the CBD. This year instead of having one large appeal, we have worked with local businesses to provide the opportunity to pick up a red ribbon or other AIDS Awareness Week merchandise from thier business.

 

Contact: Daniel Crocker- Jeffries daniel.jeffries@samesh.org.au

Light the City

Where and when?

  • Dec 1-6, dusk-dawn

About the event

Adelaide CBD

Several Adelaide CBD landmarks will light themselves up red to acknowledge AIDS Awareness Week. This includes city founatins, Adelaide oval, and parklands rotundas. 

Contact: Daniel Crocker- Jeffries daniel.jeffries@samesh.org.au

Red Ribbon Appeal 2020

Where and when?

  • 24 November - 1 December 2020From 12am

About the event

NSW. ACON, Sydney, NSW

The Red Ribbon Appeal is ACON's biggest and most iconic campaign held in the lead up, and on, World AIDS Day that raises vital funds to end HIV stigma, prevent new HIV transmissions and support people living with HIV in NSW. Join us and make an impact. Be part of the Red Ribbon movement!

Contact Reg Domingo, ACON Fundraising Manager, rdomingo@acon.org.au

https://www.redribbonappeal.org.au/

Each year, hundreds of people in NSW come out in the lead up to, and on, World AIDS Day to buy a red ribbon, host a virtual fundraiser, organise an in-person event, wear red or donate money to support the ACON's Red Ribbon Appeal.

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation World AIDS Day Morning Tea

Where and when?

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020, 10:30am - 11:30am

About the event

NSW. Frog Hollow Reserve - Cnr Albion & Riley Sts, Surry Hills

Morning tea for BGF, Albion Centre & Ankali clients

https://goo.gl/maps/VTHLw4c2q9oy2xgB7

 

Matt Cater @ BGF - 0414 364 949

www.bgf.org.au

A casual morning tea, with an opportunity to safely socialise and share stories

Red Remembrance and Recognition - Albury

Where and when?

  • Commencing 23 November until all plants distributed 

About the event

NSW. Albury /Wodonga Community Health Centre

WAD Display

Red flowering pot plants on display at multiple sites and to be given away with a Red Ribbon 

Helen.Best@awh.org.au

Living potted red flower display set up at Albury Community Health Centre. To encourage a social media response with QR code labelling on the pot and people asked to take a photo and upload it to increase exposure of HIV Awareness Week/WAD 2020.

Red Remembrance and Recognition - Griffith

Where and when?

  • Commencing 23 November until all plants distributed 

About the event

NSW. Griffith Community Health Centre

WAD Display

Red flowering pot plants on display at multiple sites and to be given away with a Red Ribbon 

Sally.Davoren@health.nsw.gov.au

Living potted red flower display set up at Griffith Community Health Centre. To encourage a social media response with QR code labelling on the pot and people asked to take a photo and upload it to increase exposure of HIV Awareness Week/WAD 2020.

World AIDS Day Q&A

Where and when?

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020 From 9am

About the event

NSW. Blue Mountains Radio

RBM 89.1FM 

A special World AIDS Day Q&A with local identites, HIV Experts and health workers.

Ben Tart/4734 3329/
Ben.Tart@health.nsw.gov.au

https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/

Paul Caleo, Ben Tart, Gavin Prendergast

Glasshouse & Town Square glow Red

Where and when?

  • Tuesday 24 November - Tuesday 1 December from dusk till dawn

About the event

NSW , Port Macquarie, Clarence St & Hay Street

Glasshouse Port Macquarie, home to performing arts, exhibition and conference centre. Eastern corner on the ground and mezzanine levels will glow red in the lead up to WAD,  this year also including the adjacent Town Square, bringing awareness to HIV & AIDs, those who have passed away and members of the community living with conditions associated with HIV.

National Theme - Now More Than Ever will be mention on Glasshouse Website.

The Big Banana glows Red

Where and when?

  • Monday 30 November - Wednesday 2 Decemberm from dusk till dawn

About the event

NSW, Coffs Harbour, 351 Pacific HWY

Coffs Harbour's iconic Big Banana will glow red bringing awareness to HIV & AIDS, commemorate those who have passed away and people living with conditions associated to HIV 

National Theme - Now More Than Ever will be mention on Glasshouse Website

Byron Lighthouse glows red

Where and when?

  • Monday 30 November - Wednesday 2 December from dusk till 11pm

About the event

NSW, Byron Bay, 201 Lighthouse Road

The famous Byron Bay Lighthouse will once again glow red in remembrance of those who have passed away and to bring awareness to people living with conditions associated to HIV

Staff will be on site from 7.30 - 8pm in support of this promotion and to answer any questions community may have in relation to the lighthouse glowing red which can be seen from Byron Town Centre.

A History of HIV

Where and when?

  • 23 November to 1 December 2020

About the event

NSW. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital NSW 2620

WAD Display

A slide presentation on the information screens in the hospital foyer

Janine Sutton: Janine.Sutton@health.nsw.gov.au

Awareness Raising display’s including the History of HIV presentation on screen set up in Wagga Wagga Base Hospital

Red Remembrance and Recognition

Where and when?

  • Commencing 23 November until all plants distributed 

About the event

NSW. Wagga Wagga NSW 2620

WAD Displays

Red flowering pot plants on display at multiple sites and to be given away with a Red Ribbon 

Janine Sutton:  Janine.Sutton@health.nsw.gov.au

 Living potted red flower displays set up at multiple sites. To encourage a social media response with QR code labelling on the pot and people asked to take a photo and upload it to increase exposure of HIV Awareness Week/WAD 2020. Displays at: The Riverina Aboriginal Medical Centre, Wagga Women’s Health Centre ,Ashmont and Tolland and Kooringal Community Centres, The Multicultural Council, Wagga Base Hospital Community Health Centre.

DBS Blitz at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Where and when?

  • Thursday 3 December 2020, From 2:00pm to 4:00pm

About the event

NSW. Newtown Neighbourhood Centre,  1 Bedford Street, Newtown 2042

Face-to-face community engagement event to promote WAD, engage peers, and  offer HIV and Hepatitis C testing. 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newtown+Neighbourhood+Centre/@-33.897391,151.17856,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x40b218bdad730af6?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjEvdro7ufsAhWRyjgGHUC4D64Q_BIwDXoECBgQBQ

Contact Ana Romero Martin at AnaMaria.RomeroMartin@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 0411 193 251 

As part of the One Stop Shop at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, lunch will be provided free of charge. 

Red Ribbon surfboard tour 

Where and when?

  • 27th July-1st December

About the event

NSW. Illawarra Shoalhaven region 

After a popular tour in 2019 the Red Ribbon Surfboard competition tour is returning between July and December 2020.  The Red Ribbon is a unifying symbol of solidarity and respect for people living with HIV/AIDS and the surfboard continues to raise awareness around sexual health & blood borne infections. In 2020 this beautiful surfboard features art work by Gerringong based artist Melanie Duncan. To enter text ‘share affection not infection’ and your postcode to 0434 568 233. Winner will be drawn on 1st December to acknowledge World AIDS Day.

Jennifer.Farinella@health.nsw.gov.au

HIV 101 - health staff webinar

Where and when?

  • 10 December 2020, 10.30-Noon

About the event

NSW. Wollongong, 2 Rawson Street

ISLHD HIV 101 webinar

https://www.stickytickets.com.au/HFQAR

Amidst all that's happened in 2020, it’s important for us to keep HIV on the agenda. HIV 101 is a webinar designed to inform or refresh your knowledge on HIV. This webinar will cover a brief history of HIV, discuss the importance of prevention, the types of prevention available in Australia, as well as testing and treatment options.  We invite you to join Josef Garrington, ACONs' Southern Regional Health Promotion Officer and Naomi Viret the Health Education Officer from the Caddyshack Project, as they take you through HIV in an interactive and thought provoking way.

Jennifer.Farinella@health.nsw.gov.au

World AIDS Day Karaoke Night - Queensland, Seisia

Where and when?

  • 9.12.20, 6pm

About the event

Seisa Fishing Club, Mugai Street, Seisia

www.qldworldaidsday.org.au

World AIDS Day Morning Tea - Queensland, Maryborough

World AIDS Day Morning Tea - Queensland, Pialba

Buildings in RED

Where and when?

  • 23.11.20 to 1.12.20

About the event

From 23 November be sure to look up and around your city as iconic landmarks around Queensland will turn RED for World AIDS Day.  Landmarks in RED include: Story Bridge, William Jolly Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Victoria Bridge, Suncorp Stadium, Newstead Gas Tower, Parliament House, Reddacliff Place, Town Hall Mackay, Victoria Bridge Townsville, Water Tower Longreach, City Hall Annexe Toowoomba, Sandgate City Hall

www.qldworldaidsday.org.au

World AIDS Day Multicultural Community Forum

Where and when?

  • 28.11.20, From 11 am

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil - Cairns

Where and when?

  • 1.12.20, 6:00 pm

About the event

North Western Event Lawn, Esplanade, Cairns

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Esplanade,+Cairns+QLD+4870/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x697866debb911333:0x500672c748cdd277?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiI1_a_wZftAhWLzDgGHeLVBpkQ8gEwAHoECAYQAQ

Qld Council for LGBTI Health/30171777

www.qldworldaidsday.org.au

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil

Where and when?

  • 1.12.20, 6:30pm

About the event

Queensland - Brisbane

New Farm Park Rotunda, 1042 Brunswick Street, New Farm

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir//1042+Brunswick+St,+New+Farm+QLD+4005/data=!4m6!4m5!1m1!4e2!1m2!1m1!1s0x6b915a2845275739:0x6f380e08ab0b46fb?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjpgIXOwJftAhWIzDgGHcjmCSwQwwUwAHoECAMQAg

Qld Council for LGBTI Health/30171777

www.qldworldaidsday.org.au

World AIDS Day Community Breakfast

Where and when?

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020, from 7:15 am

About the event

Yagan Square Ampitheatre

WAAC will be hosting an all day event on World AIDS Day at Yagan Square, Northbridge. World AIDS Day is now, more than ever a time for us all to unite and support our fellow Australian’s living with HIV and commemorate those we have lost to AIDS. If you'd like to the breakfast, please register.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Yagan+Square/@-31.9505626,115.8564234,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x2a32bad6ae8ccd39:0x9d0efda331ab4153!8m2!3d-31.9505672!4d115.8586121

waac@waaids.com

https://waaids.com/item/1141-world-aids-day-2020.html

f you can't make it to the breakfast, please register here on Facebook to keep World AIDS Day Yagan Square in your calendar! Come down and say Hi! We would love to see you! We will also have free & confidential testing on-site by members of our M-Clinic team.

YAP World AIDS Day

Where and when?

  • Friday 27 November, 2pm to 4:30pm WST

About the event

South Hedland, WA 6722, 34 Lawson Street

Youth Accommodation Program (YAP) is hosting a Worlds AIDS Day event on Friday, 27th November 2020 from 2pm to 4:30pm for young people aged 12 to 25 years old. There will be activities/prizes, a guest speaker and afternoon tea provided.

ATSICHS Mackay World AIDS Day Event

Where and when?

  • December 1.2020, from 10am

About the event

Queensland Mackay

YuriYumba Cultural Hub, 9 River Street, Mackay

Activites, games, free lunch, giveaways and prizes to be won

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir//9+River+St,+Mackay+QLD+4740/data=!4m6!4m5!1m1!4e2!1m2!1m1!1s0x6bdbd400a4046355:0xeb086992177c1bd0?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj42Me5v5ftAhWY4zgGHb2hCU4QwwUwAHoECAMQAg

Steven Colbran steven@atsichs.org.au
0407 232 295

www.qldworldaidsday.org.au

U=U IS YOUR STORY TOO Webinar for women

Where and when?

  • Thursday, 26 November 2020, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

About the event

Positive Women Victoria

The U=U Is Your Story Too webinar aims to raise awareness of the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) message, not only to women and all people living with HIV, but also to the wider community, especially during the lead up to World AIDS Day.

Registration for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tMG81Nk3TFK01yAnZbaQgw
Information: www.positivewomen.org.au/news-and-updates/

Heather Ellis, Peer Project Leader, Positive Women Victoria  0425 720 193 

World AIDS Day virtual presentations

Where and when?

  • Commencing Monday 2 November - Tuesday 1 December

About the event

Thorne Harbour Health

For the first time we are unable to run our annual Street Appeal for WAD. In lieu of this, we are running virtual events across World AIDS Awareness month, commencing Monday 2 November and running right through to World AIDS Day, which falls on Tuesday 1 December 2020. The event presentations will be delivered to workplaces and will cover topics relating to HIV and AIDS from a historical context and how things look today. The presentation aims to be educative, informative and engaging.

Please contact Murray for more information. 

murray.sayers@thorneharbour.org

World AIDS Day Display

Where and when?

  • 23 Nov - 4 Dec 2020

About the event

The Alfred Hospital, Alfred Hospital main corridor display cabinet

Display of WAD posters and other materials

Jude Armishaw
Clinical Nurse Consultant
HIV Prevention Service J.Armishaw@alfred.org.au

World AIDS Day Memorial

Where and when?

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020, 6.30pm

About the event

This will be an online event.

This event will be streamed live on our social media channels.
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThorneHarbourHealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thorneharbour

Join us on Tuesday 1 December for the annual World AIDS Day Memorial as we commemorate the many lives from our communities that have been lost as a result of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

The event will look a little different this year in light of restrictions on large gatherings. Held online, this year's World AIDS Day Remembrance Ceremony will continue to offer an opportunity to remember all those we have loved and lost throughout the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

Contact: Alex.Nikolovski@thorneharbour.org

mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium

Where and when?

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

About the event

This will be an online event.

https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2i7qTL5iSxC3c_euxyHMeA

This event is comprised of four sessions: 1) Basic Science, 2) Clinical Science, 3) Living with HIV Perspective, & 4) Poster session. Guests can log in to listen to the speakers.

Participants will be able to watch the speakers. There will be the capacity for guests to ask questions of certain speakers.

Thomas Angelovich, Email: thomas.angelovich@rmit.edu.au Phone: 0425 468 109.
Wen Shi Lee, Email: ws.lee@unimelb.edu.au Phone: 0421 171 080

Victorian World AIDS Day Community Forum

Where and when?

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon)

About the event

This will be an online event 

This is a panel discussion moderated by Dr Chris Lemoh with members of Victoria's CALD/Diverse communities who will discuss health issues relating to HIV in the time of another pandemic. Guests can access this event via their personal electronic devices.

People are free to interact with the panel by writing questions through to the moderators.

Angus Morgan
Manager Media and Multimedia
Burnet Institute

T +613 8506 2404
M +614 0735 7253
E angus.morgan@burnet.edu.au

Victorian World AIDS Day Official Community Launch

Where and when?

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020, 9:00am - 10:00am

About the event

This will be an online event streamed through Facebook and YouTube.

This is the official launch of Victoria's World AIDS Day events. It's an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Guests can view the event online at no cost.

www.livingpositivevictoria.org.au/event/world-aids-day-2020

David O'Keeffe email: dokeeffe@livingpositivevictoria.org.au
Phone 0414569242

Tasmanian virtual Candlelight Vigil

Where and when?

  • 1 December 2020

About the event

Location: Online

Light a virtual candle, or a real one in your home, in rememberance of those who have passed from HIV/AIDS and to honour those who have gone before and who's shoulders we stand upon in the fight against stigma nd discrimination.

Richelle at people@tasppl.org.au
https://m.facebook.com/events/403952690767883

Link for the virtual candle for those that cannot access facebook.  Please note, the virtual candle will not be accessible until the 1st of December:  https://gratefulness.org/light-a-candle/view-all?searchterm=Tasmania%20WAD%20vigil&fbclid=IwAR09ysjXBrUFv2_XQuClv6zxZk6Urn9AXnVRe8S3Gvqjuvqf_zP8BFvrG5w

WAD2020 City Lights

Where and when?

  • Friday 27 November - Tuesday 1 December

About the event

Location: Rose Garden Bridge, Elizabeth Mall, Railway Roundabout Fountain, Franklin Square and Davey St Waterfront

Time: Evenings

A community event to show support for people living with HIV and commemerate those lost to HIV/AIDS related conditions.

Contact: Robert at health@tascahrd.org.au or ph. 03 6234 1242

WAD  Event Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Night 

Where and when?

  • 1 December 2020, 6pm doors open

About the event

Broken Hill NSW, 2880

A community event and celebration day for WAD 2020 

beverages and food available;  WAD ribbons available; social distancing event 

The Old Broken Hill Brewery, www.theoldbrewerybrokenhill.com.au

Contact: Brendan Barlow 0455 122 636
Jo Lenton 0402121249

In conversation with Manu Bhat author of LoveSick

Where and when?

  • Launch 1/12/20

About the event

Pod Cast Launch

POD Cast with Manu Bhat author of Lovesick. Learn how one woman refused to let HIV defeat her in her quest to find true love Manu Bhat with Angela Aquila focus on hope prevailing despite the odds in ‘Lovesick’

facebook/meridianact

Contact: Marcus Bogie Contact@meridianact.org.au
Phone 02 6257 2855

Canberra World AIDS Day Morning Tea

Where and when?

  • 29 November 2020, 10am to 12pm

About the event

85 Northbourne Avenue Turner ACT (Gould St Entrance)

In the lead up to World AIDS Day on Sunday the 29 of November, Meridian will host a Morning Tea event to show solidarity with people living with HIV in the ACT and around the world , and to remember those we have lost to an AIDS-related illness.

The morning tea will include :

Peter Rowland Memorial address by Jacob White

Performance by the Canberra Qwire

&

Sonia Di Mezza(pen name: Angela Aquila), who will be talking about Love Sick – a book that they have co-authored around a Women living with HIV in India.

Marcus Bogie https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/127666974357

WAD BBQ and Information Stall

Where and when?

  • 1 December 2020, 11am to 2 pm

About the event

Alice Springs, Todd Mall, Flynn Church lawns.

Calling our community to help make a difference, this year we want to raise double the amount from last year to help support local People living with HIV in our community.    

     

Pop down to the Todd Mall, Alice Springs on Tuesday 1 Dec from 11:00am to 1:00pm and see the NTAHC staff and Volunteers. They will be selling RED Ribbons and handing out free World AIDS Day giveaways!

Contact: Jyoti Jadeja Ph: (08) 89533172
Email: jyoti.jadeja@ntahc.org.au

Red Ribbon Dance Party

Red High Tea

Where and when?

  • 1 December 20, 10:30am to 11:30 am

About the event

NTAHC 46 Woods st, Darwin City

On World AIDS Day, 1 December, NTAHC Darwin will be hosting our World AIDS Day Brunch from 10am to 11.30am. Drop in and talk to NTAHC staff find out information on service providers in Alice Springs and Darwin for confidential and free information on testing, treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS.

Event is free but donations are most welcome.

www.ntahc.org.au/events

Contact: James Emery james.emery@ntahc.org.au

Phone: 0889447777

Red Faces 3 - World AIDS Day Fundraiser

Where and when?

  • 7pm to 9.30pm, 4 December 2020)

About the event

RED Faces is one of the World AIDS Day 2020 Fundraisers by NTAHC. In it's 3rd year, to date the event has raised over 8k for local people living with HIV. This years theme "Now More Than Ever" we need your support!

Just announced the wonderful Vonni is donating her time for the event, flying direct from Adelaide, we are in for a really great show! This will be Vonni's Darwin Railway Club debut!

Hosted by the delightful Bel and hilarious Sianne-Tate, with Drag Territory Show Girls Vogue, Prawn and Hailey donating there time plus more of the best local artists announced soon!

Red Faces
Darwin Railway Club, 7 Somerville Gardens, Parap NT 0820
4 Dec
7pm to 930pm

Tickets $25 - https://darwintickets.com.au/event/12113

A night of stand up comedy, drag cabaret and burlesque show girls!

With a Live auction and raffle, now more than ever please give to our local community.

Presale Ticket is show only, meals can be purchased from the Rails Kitchen.

Proceeds go to NTAHC to assist local People Living With HIV (PLWHIV)

Tickets are from $25 general admission only. (plus ticketing fee)

For more information contact James Emery info@ntahc.org.au or call 08 8944 7777.

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