#LightTheDark in cities around Australia

“We will light a candle to remember Aylan Kurdi. We will stand together in solidarity with people across the world who are forced to ask for protection from countries like ours. We’ll shine a light in the darkness, in protest of our country’s abandonment of the world’s most desperate people, who seek only safety and protection.”


AUSTRALIA SAYS WELCOME in these cities and towns too:



#LightTheDark Sydney, Hyde Park, 6pm

#LightTheDark Illawarra 32 Burelli Street Wollongong outside IPAC, 6pm

#LightTheDark Lismore Bounty Street side of City Hall, 6pm

#LightTheDark Newcastle Wheeler Place, 6pm

#LightTheDark Katoomba Carrington Place, 6pm

#LightTheDark Central Coast Gosford Waterfront (Masons Parade), 6pm

#LightTheDark Nyngan, Rotary Park by the River, 6pm

#LightTheDark Byron Bay Main Beach, 6pm

#LightTheDark Federal, The Church at Jasper Corner, 7pm

#LightTheDark Armidale, Central Park, 6:30pm

#LighTheDark Glenbrook Glenbrook Park, 6pm


#LightTheDark Melbourne Treasury Gardens 6pm

#LightTheDark Port Arlington at the Foreshore next to the Pier, 6pm

#LightTheDark Castlemaine Victory Park, 6pm

#LightTheDark Frankston, High Street Uniting Church, 6pm

#LightTheDark Ballarat Viewpoint Lake, 6pm

#LightTheDark Geelong Western Heights Uniting Church

#Lightthedark Bendigo Rosalind Park, 6pm

#Lightthedark Kyneton, St Paul’s Park, 6:30pm

#Lightthedark Belgrave, Grunge Cafe, 6pm


#LightTheDark Adelaide Elder Park, 6pm


#Lightthedark Hobart Parliament Lawns, 6pm

#Lightthedark Launceston Royal Park, 6pm


#Lightthedark Darwin Nightcliff Jetty, 6pm


#LightTheDark Perth Perth Cultural Centre, 6pm

#Lightthedark Denmark, by the Gazebo, 7pm

#Lightthedark Broome Zanders Cable Beach, 6pm


#Lightthedark Bunbury Back Beach, 6:30pm

#Lightthedark Toowoomba Botanic Gardens, 6pm

#Lightthedark Caboolture Town Square, 6pm

#Lightthedark Gold Coast John Laws Park, Burleigh Heads 6pm

#Lightthedark Cairns Fogarty Park, 6pm

#Lightthedark Magnetic Island catching the ferry from Townsville at 5:20pm

I’ve also heard there is an unofficial gathering tonight in Brisbane in the Roma Street Parklands at 6pm (the official event is on Friday)

Other Times:


#Lightthedark Gippsland, Kernot Hall NEXT WEEK 15th September, 6pm


#LightTheDark Canberra, Northbourne Avenue cnr Barry Drive TOMORROW 5pm

Remember to bring a candle or light source for yourself and one extra just in case! Also bring something to sit on and something warm to wear 🙂 Welcome signs and placards are also encouraged.

I will be heading to the Sydney event and will capture some pictures and video to post here on Born Free!

I hope you can all make it but if you can’t, make sure to sign this heartbreaking but necessary letter by GetUp! from the people of Australia to European leaders to say that we do NOT support our government’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

UPDATE: Check out my pictures from the Sydney Event. It was a wonderful night.


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