Walk Against Family Violence 2023

Join the Walk Against Family Violence on Friday 24 November and help create a future where we are all safe, equal and respected.

Event details

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:00am

Parliament House Steps, Spring Street, Melbourne 

Join the Facebook event or add the event to your calendar (iCalendar file). 

A crowd of people wearing orange caps stand on the steps of Parliament House, Melbourne, listening to speeches at the 2022 Walk Against Family Violence.

In Victoria, this event marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – a global campaign for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.  

By joining the Walk you can take action to prevent family violence and violence against women and stand in solidarity with victim-survivors.  

People of all genders are welcome. Bring your workmates, friends, family, chosen family – and even your dogs! Wear orange if you can, bring a water bottle, and don’t forget colourful signs and banners.

For reminders – and to learn more about preventing violence against women – subscribe to our mailing list.    

Walks Against Family Violence elsewhere in Victoria

If you can’t get along to the Melbourne CBD event, you can walk, wheel or share your thoughts from home on social media. You could even plan an event in your local town or community.

We need all Victorians to help create a future where we are all safe, equal and respected.  

Tell us why you're walking

Join the Facebook event, and tag Respect Victoria on your socials to let us know why you’re walking, using the hashtags #WAFV2023 and #WhyWeWalk.

Download Walk Against Family Violence resources

Promote the Walk Against Family Violence in your organisation or community with these campaign assets. 


All speeches will accompanied by Auslan interpretation. 

Travellers Aid can provide wheelchair and personal guidance support for people with mobility needs attending the Walk. To pre-book this free support please email events@travellersaid.org.au or call 9654 2600. All enquiries and services are coordinated by Travellers Aid, not Respect Victoria. Travellers Aid also has mobility equipment for hire at its Southern Cross Station and Flinders Street Station locations. 

The closest accessible bathroom on the route is at the corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets.