Events

World AIDS Day is one of the most globally recognised events of the year. World AIDS Day is celebrated across Australia to:

 

- Encourage the community to talk about HIV/AIDS

- Raise community awareness

- Break down barriers

- Educate our community

 

There are many ways you can support this global effort. Get involved this World AIDS Day by supporting one or all of the following activities.

HOST A RED DINNER

Some dinner tables don't see any action. It's sad, but true. So for this year's World AIDS Day, it's time for yours to get laid. And all for a good cause with help from the Queensland World AIDS Day Alliance.

 

Simply gather a bunch of your nearest and dearest and host a RED themed dinner party! 

 

Contact wad@qpp.org.au for more information.

CANDLELIGHT VIGILS & REMEMBRANCE
 

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil - Brisbane

Wednesday December 1st 2021- 6:30pm

QC Warehouse

22 Helen St, Teneriffe, Q 4005

Brisbane Vigil LIVE STREAM

Gathering to follow at Green Beacon - More Details

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil - Cairns

Wednesday December 1st 2021 5:45pm for a 6pm start

Cairns Esplanade, Western Events Lawn

52 Esplanade, Cairns City Q 4870

Cairns Vigil LIVE STREAM

Gathering to follow at Oak & Vine - More Details

World AIDS Day Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil - Gold Coast

Wednesday December 1st 2021 - 6pm

Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens

230 Ashmore Rd, Benowa, Q 4217

World AIDS Day Remembrance & Walk  - Townsville

Wednesday December 1st 2021 5:30pm

Townsville AIDS Memorial, Soroptimist Park

Belgian Gardens Q 4810

Red Dinner to follow - More Details and RSVPs

LIST OF THOSE LOST - BRISBANE & CARINS
 

Remember a love one lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic

 

We will be reading a list names of those who have been lost to the epidemic at both the Brisbane and Cairns World AIDS Day Vigils.

 

If you would like to have ensure your loved ones name included in those announced for remembrance, we welcome you to submit their name (first name, first name and initial, nickname, or full name) to us to be included in this moving part of the vigils.  Please email wad@qpp.org.au and indicate which vigil you would prefer their memory to be observed at.

The list of names has been featured in the Cairns vigil for many years, and to commemorate 40 years of HIV, the Brisbane vigil will also hold this special reading.  We encourage all to have their lost loved ones name mentioned and honoured.

BUILDINGS IN RED
 

We are currently confirming iconic landmarks around Queensland to turn RED for World AIDS Day.  If you know of a iconic building or structure in your area that could turn RED for World AIDS Day, send us the details to wad@qpp.org.au  

 

Landmarks already confirmed for to be emblazoned RED in 2021 include:

Brisbane

Story Bridge

Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges

Kurilpa Bridge

Victoria Bridge

Reddacliff Place

Brisbane City Hall

King George Square

Customs House

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Queensland

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre - Gold Coast

City Fountain - Mackay

Townsville Sign - Townsville

George Roberts Bridge - Townsville

Little Fletcher Bridge - Townsville

Central Park Boardwalk - Townsville

Old Magistraties Court - Townsville

Wharton Street Lighthouse - Townsville

Victoria Bridge - Townsville

Scenic Rim Regional Council Office - Toowoomba

Victoria Street Bridge - Toowoomba

City Hall - Maryborough

LOOK FABULOUS
 

SNAP A SELFIE

 

Whatever you decide to do on World AIDS Day, we all like to look good. So why not pick out a red number out of your closet, and make advocacy a part of your wardobe. You could even frock up in red for your dinner party. Either way, when someone comments on how fabulous you look you'll have an opportunity to tell them all about World AIDS Day and what you're doing to support it. 

 

Snap a selfie and share using the #qldworldaidsday hashtag.

List of Queensland 2021 Events

If you'd like to hold a World AIDS Day event in 2021, please contact wad@qpp.org.au

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND
 

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil - Brisbane

Wednesday December 1st 2021- 6:30pm

QC Warehouse

22 Helen St, Teneriffe, Q 4005

Brisbane Vigil LIVE STREAM

World AIDS Day Gathering - Brisbane

Wednesday December 1st 2021- 7:30pm (after vigil)

Green Beacon Brewing

26 Helen St, Teneriffe, Q 4005

World AIDS Day Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil - Gold Coast

Wednesday December 1st 2021 - 6pm

Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens

230 Ashmore Rd, Benowa, Q 4217

World AIDS Day Reflections (part of regular service) - Gold Coast

Sunday November 28th 2021, 9am start

Southport Uniting Church

23 Short Street, Southport

Southport Uniting Church - Open for prayer & remembrances - Gold Coast

Wednesday 1st December 2021, 9am-3pm. All Welcome.

Southport Uniting Church

23 Short Street, Southport

World AIDS Day Connections Lunch - Nambour

Nambour RSL

14 Mathew St, Nambour QLD 4560

Limited numbers event

Please contact: connecting@lgbtican.com.au for information

ECCQ World AIDS Day Multicultural Community Forum

Saturday 4th December 2021, 10am-12:30pm. All Welcome.

Acacia Ridge Hall

13 Coley St, Acacia Ridge

RSVP by 1 December 2021 health@eccq.com.au 07 3844 9166

World AIDS Day Information & Red Ribbon Stall - Ipswich

Wednesday 1st December 2021, 11am-1pm.

West Moreton Sexual Health & BBV Clinic

Community Health Plaza, 21 Bell St, Ipswich

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND
 

World AIDS Day Community BBQ - Cherbourg

Wednesday December 1st 2021 - Start TBC

Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal & Islander Community Controlled Health Service (CRAICCHS) 

Cnr of Bligh and Broadway Street, Cherbourg Q 4605

 

Together We Can Beat HIV Morning Tea - Bowen

Wednesday December 1st 2021 - Start TBC

Herbert Street Family Medical Centre - Girundala

1/77 Herbert St, Bowen Q 4805

NORTH QUEENSLAND
 

World AIDS Day Remembrance & Walk  - Townsville

Wednesday December 1st 2021 - 5:30pm

Townsville AIDS Memorial, Soroptimist Park

Belgian Gardens Q 4810

Townsville World AIDS Day Red Dinner

Wednesday December 1st 2021 - 6:30pm (following remembrance)

Senior Citizens Hall

16 Ryan St, North Ward Q 4810

Contact Kylee P on 07 4433 9600 for RSVPs and Information

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil - Cairns

Wednesday December 1st 2021 - 5:45pm for a 6pm start

Cairns Esplanade, Western Events Lawn

52 Esplanade, Cairns City Q 4870

Cairns Vigil LIVE STREAM

World AIDS Day Gathering - Cairns

Wednesday December 1st 2021 - 7:15pm (following vigil)

Oak and Vine Rooftop Bar 

59/63 Esplanade, Cairns City Q 4870

ATSIHAW EVENTS - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week
 

Gurriny Yealmucka Health Service
1/12/2021

Gurriny Clinic, Yarrabah
Contact Person: Katrina Connolly

Warraber Island Primary Health Care Centre       
3/12/2021 from 9am-12pm       
Warraber Island Primary Health Care Centre       
Event Details: Information on prevention of HIV, safe sex, what is HIV/AIDS, Treatment of HIV        
Contact Person: Clara Tamu

Coconut Island Primary Health Care Centre

1/12/2021   
Coconut Island Kiosk  
Event Message: U and me can stop HIV
Contact Person: Dalasa George

                 
York Island Primary Health Centre

3/12/2021 10am-2pm

York Island Primary Health Centre

Event Details: World AIDS Day & HIV awareness, prevention and treatment information       
Contact Person: Flora Mosby

  
MWSH - Aurukun Community Health & Mapoon Community Health

01/12/21 and 7/12/21

Aurukun Community Health & Mapoon Community Health Centres
Event Details: To share knowledge about what PEP and PrEP is, U=U, and the ease of HIV treatment
Contact Person: Jemma Mckosker

 

Torres Cape Health Service
01/12/21 & 02/12/21 from 8am - 12pm

Hopevale Clinic
Event Details: Increase knowledge and awareness about HIV, and help reduce stigma
Contact Person:  Tracy Harbour

Darnley Primary Health Care Centre
01/12/2021

Gazebo outside waterfront IBIS store
Event Message: HIV prevention, HIV testing, & HIV information
Contact Person:  Cecilia Warusam


Mens and Womens Health Thursday Island
03/12/2021 from 11am to1:30pm       

IBIS store, Douglas Street Thursday Island   
Event Details: Information on HIV prevention, condom use, screening for STI's, and what is HIV?
Contact Person: Sandra Gregson


Queensland Health Yam Island
3/12/2021 from 10am-4pm

Yam Island IBIS store front
Event Details: Information on safe sex, education around HIV & AIDS and treatment
Contact Person: Miller Aki
 

Cairns Sexual Health

29/11/21 - 6/12/21
World AIDS Day & HIV Awareness Week

381 Sheridan street, Cairns North
Contact Person: Rhondda Lewis

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