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

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 6:30pm for a 7pm start

Due to the deteriorating weather in Brisbane, unfortunately the in-person vigil is now online only.

Brisbane Vigil LIVE STREAM LINK

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil - Cairns

Thursday December 1st 2022 - from 6:00pm

Cairns Fogarty Park, Sound Shell

Esplanade, Cairns City Q 4870

All Welcome

Cairns Vigil LIVE STREAM LINK

Gathering to follow at Oak & Vine - More Details

Gold Coast Pride World AIDS Day Vigil - Gold Coast

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

Meet at Philips Park BBQ Area, Main Beach - Details Vigil near Lifeguard Tower 4

Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

All Welcome - questions please contact admin@gcrainbowcommunities.com

World AIDS Day Remembrance Lunch  - Sunshine Coast

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 11am for a 11:30am start

University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery

90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, Q 4556

Places are limited so please RSVP here, email QC or call 0413 244 184.

World AIDS Day Remembrance - Townsville

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 5:30pm

Townsville AIDS Memorial, Soroptimist Park

Cnr Pallarenda Rd & Primrose St, Rowes Bay Q 4810

All Welcome

 
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 restarting in 2021, the Brisbane vigil now also holds 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 2022 include:

Brisbane

Story Bridge

Kurilpa Bridge

Victoria Bridge

Reddacliff Place

Brisbane City Hall

King George Square

Queensland

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

 
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 2022 Events

If you'd like to hold a World AIDS Day event in 2022, or would like your event details listed, please contact wad@qpp.org.au

 
SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil - Brisbane

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 6:30pm for a 7pm start

Due to the deteriorating weather in Brisbane, unfortunately the in-person vigil is now online only.

Brisbane Vigil LIVE STREAM LINK

World AIDS Day Remembrance Lunch  - Sunshine Coast

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 11am for a 11:30am start

University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery

90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, Q 4556

Places are limited so please RSVP here, email QC or call 0413 244 184.

World AIDS Day Reflection - Maryborough and Hervey Bay

Sunday December 4th, 12 Noon - 12.30pm (BYO chair)

Dayman Park (top of the park, not near the kids playground)

Dayman St, Urangan, Hervey Bay Q 4655

All Welcome

Gold Coast Pride World AIDS Day Vigil - Gold Coast

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

Meet at Philip Park BBQ Area, Main Beach - Details Vigil near Lifeguard Tower 41

Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

All Welcome - questions please contact admin@gcrainbowcommunities.com

ECCQ World AIDS Day Multicultural Community Forum

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

New Inala Hall (next to Inala Library)

Wirraway Parade & Corsair Ave, Inala

All Welcome - Details and RSVP by 1 December 2022 health@eccq.com.au 07 3844 9166

World AIDS Day Information & Red Ribbon Stall - Ipswich

Wednesday November 30th 2022 - 11am-1pm.

West Moreton Sexual Health & BBV Clinic

Community Health Plaza, 21 Bell St, Ipswich

All Welcome

Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra supporting World AIDS Day - Brisbane

Spirit and Grandeur - Metro Concert Series

Sunday November 27th, 3pm - Tickets available here

Old Museum Convert Hall, Bowen Hills Q 4006

Ticketed event  - Percentage of proceeds graciously donated by BPO - All Welcome

 
WESTERN & CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

World AIDS Day Morning Tea - Toowoomba

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 9:00am-10:30am

Carbal Medical Services

125 Russell St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350

All Welcome

World AIDS Day Information & Red Ribbon Stall - Mt Isa

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Mt Isa Village Shopping Centre (outside Coles)

22 Simpson St, Mount Isa QLD 4825

All Welcome

World AIDS Day Womens Circle Luncheon - Bowen

Tuesday December 6th 2022

Herbert Street Family Medical Centre

Unit1/77 Herbert St, Bowen 4805

For details or RSVP call 07 47863833 or email

World AIDS Day Mens Group BBQ - Bowen

Wednesday December 7th 2022

Bowen Front Beach, Bowen 4805

For details or RSVP call 07 47863833 or email

 
NORTH QUEENSLAND

World AIDS Day Remembrance - Townsville

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 5:30pm

Townsville AIDS Memorial, Soroptimist Park

Cnr Pallarenda Rd & Primrose St, Rowes Bay Q 4810

All Welcome

Townsville World AIDS Day Awareness Lunch 

Thursday December 1st 2022,12:00-2:00pm

Althea Community Hub

46-48 Morehead Street, South Townsville, Q 4810

RSVP Required

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil - Cairns

Thursday December 1st 2022 - from 6:00pm

Cairns Fogarty Park, Sound Shell

Esplanade, Cairns City Q 4870

All Welcome

Cairns Vigil LIVE STREAM LINK

World AIDS Day Gathering - Cairns

Thursday December 1st 2022 - 7:00pm (following vigil)

Oak and Vine Rooftop Bar 

59/63 Esplanade, Cairns City Q 4870

All Welcome

World AIDS Day Stall - Yarrabah Youth Festival

Thursday December 1st 2022 - from 2pm

Jilara Oval (Football Field) 

Back Beach Road, Yarrabah, 4871

All Welcome

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