Reclaim the Night Australia
(est 1997)
A         BASIC        HUMAN         RIGHT


- women and men – please be respectful of RTN events as women’s spaces -

- it must be ok for women to gather together in public without men –


Adelaide SA Tandanya Land
Friday 29 Oct 2010 Women gather at 7pm at Tarndanyangga - Victoria Square to march to North Terrace.  Celebrate with other women in Yungondi Courtyard, corner of North Terrace and Morphett St - DJ - live performances - BBQ & bar from 8pm. Contact Central Domestic Violence Service Ph 8268 7700 Email |Flier


Berridale NSW NSW SNOWY MTNS REGION Ngarigo People - Munaroo Land

FRIDAY, 29TH OCTOBER 2010  The Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, in conjunction with the National Respite for Carers Program, will be hosting jointly, an information at Berridale CWA Hall Myack Street from 10am - 12nn.  Elder Abuse hides itself away in our community and largely unreported. It is a problem that affects the very heart of our families, our older family members.  The session will look at the forms of Elder Abuse, its effects and how we can act to prevent Elder Abuse. We will also be looking at it from a Carers perspective and encourage anyone working with Older community members to attend. We would like to invite all community members to attend the session and help us work together to prevent Elder Abuse in the community.  Treating our Elders with dignity is a natural progression in life, and you do not have to deal with any form of Violence on your own.   Lunch will follow the session. There is no cost and this session will form the event in which the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centres highlights Reclaim the Night which is a global women's protest against men's sexual violence held on the last Friday in October each year.  Contact Narelle (02) 6457 1044


Blacktown NSW Dharug Land
Friday 29 October 2010 Blacktown area women are joining the city women's march. Gather together and go by bus as a group of women or make your own way there. For details contact Beth at Rosie's Place phone: 9625 2599  Email


Brisbane QLD Jagera/Turrbal Land - see also Camp Hill
Reclaim the Night - Rally details coming - Festival is at Kurilpa hall, 174 Boundary St, West End, from 7-10pm.  Contact the Centre Against Sexual Violence on 3808 3299 or contact the Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre Ph: 07 3391 2573  or  Email | Facebook | Yahoogroup

Broken Hill NSW
Friday 29 October 2010 Broken Hill will be holding a "Reclaim the Night" event in Sturt Park from 6.30pm to 9pm with entertainment, a free sausage sizzle and face painting and is for all the community. Contact Eleanor on 08 8087 4655.

Bundaberg QLD
29 Oct 2010 - 6:00pm Reclaim the Night is an annual event working towards ending sexual violence. Phoenix House Assocation Inc. ask that you please support reclaim the night and join them for a Candle-lit Walk on Friday 29th October 2010. Departing the Bundaberg CBD Pavillion at 6pm the walk will progress around the CBD back to the pavillion for a ceremony. There will be speakers, entertainment and raffles. Contact 4153 4299. Web | Flier

Byron Shire NSW Bundjalung people - Arakwal Land
Friday 29 October 2010 Byron Shire Women and Children - Shining a light on men's violence - Denning Park, Main Beach, Byron Bay 4:00 - 7:00 Music, Speakers, Creative Activities, & Lant
ern Making for a Lantern Parade through the streets of Byron at 6:30 pm. In the event of bad (wet) weather the event will be moved to the Verandah of the Byron Bay Community Centre.  Look forward to seeing you there... Contact Neroli 02 6684 4299 Email | Facebook | Poster

Campbelltown NSW Dharawal Land
Thursday 28th October 2010 Reclaim the night - MACARTHUR SAYS NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - A SAFE AND EMPOWERING EVENT FOR ALL WOMEN - 6:00pm Start. Join us at Event Cinema Macarthur Square Campbelltown, for a free showing of a locally made documentary "When home is where the hurt is" Project of Macarthur Legal Centre RSVP: By 22nd October.  Contact W.I.L.M.A. Campbelltown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee (02) 4627 2955 (02) 46 272 955 Fax: (02) 46 286 725  Email | Flier

Camp Hill QLD
29 Oct - Zig Zag Young Women's Resource Centre invites you to join us in celebrating RECLAIM THE NIGHT (RTN) 2010.  We will be meeting at Zig Zag, 575 Old Cleveland Rd, CAMP HILL, between 2 & 5pm.  Don't forget your whistles, drums or any other noise producing instruments.  We will spend some time getting ready for RTN together.   We will be able to do body and face painting, banner making, glittering, eating and generally get ourselves into the spirit of the event before we go.  You are also welcome just to meet us around 5 so that we can all go into the march as a group &.. Women are gather at 6pm for a march and then festivities 7 - 10pm SEE YOU THERE OR&.. Contact Wayan or Jane on 3843 1823 to let us know if you want to come to the pre-march get together.  Remember- Reclaim the Night march & festival is a WOMEN ONLY event

Canberra ACT Ngunnawal Land
Fri 29 Oct Canberra Women - Reclaim the Night - 6pm Rally - Glebe Park - March to Garema Place for entertainment & food - speakers, dancing, music, and markets - join us in solidarity for women to live without the fear and reality of rape and violence.  Contact ACT Women's Services Network ph (02) 6290 2166 fax (02) 6286 4742  Email  | Facebook

Cessnock NSW
Fri 29 Oct Meet at the  Cessnock PCYC Grounds, Wollombi Road Cessnock at 5pm  Hunter Domestic Violence Support & Advisory Services Inc will be hosting a 'Reclaim the Night' event at the Cessnock PCYC grounds from 5pm on Friday 29th October 2010. 'Reclaim the Night' events are held around the world to promote the right of women and children to feel safe within their communities and free from violence and abuse. The evening welcomes the whole family, featuring live entertainment, guest speakers, twilight markets and other amusements. Come along and support a worthy cause in the local community. Phone: (02) 4990 9609 WebInfo

Cronulla NSW
29 Oct SHIRE WOMEN RECLAIM THE NIGHT - Rally anf performances at  6pm Cronulla Park - march through mall to Denningham Park.   Contact Southerland Shire Family Services 02 9528 2933.  Email 

Dalby District QLD
Fri 29 Oct 2010 women meet at 6:00pm
to Reclaim the Night. Come along to Thomas Jack Park and enjoy a family movie. Local police will also give a talk about domestic violence and its repercussions on families and communities. Thomas Jack Park, Cnr Drayton and Condamine Streets, Dalby. For more information, contact your local crime prevention officer on 07 4669 9286. 

Darwin NT
Friday October 29 Reclaim the Night 2010 is a collaboration between Ruby Gaea, Darwin Centre Against Rape and Balunu Foundation. This years focus will be on the impacts of experiencing and / or witnessing sexual violation on young people, including suicide. Balunu is an Indigenous owned and operated, not for profit, registered charity based in Darwin. Balunu's vision is to break the cycle of indigenous disadvantage by targeting youth and reconnecting them to their true identity, dealing with the underlying issues they face and equipping them with the necessary tools to make strong choices. Reclaim the Night this year will return to its Darwin roots. Join us in a silent, candle lit march through the streets of Darwin city, show your support for survivors of sexual assault, and make a public statement against the crime of sexual violation.  The Reclaim the Night rally and march will be held at Bennett Park in Darwin City on Friday October 29, from 7pm. Please bring a poncho or umbrellas in case of rain. Call Ruby Gaea on 08 8945 0155 or Sam on 0404 183 760

Dubbo NSW
Thu 28 Oct RTN march in Dubbo - organised by TAFE Western Dubbo College Community Services teachers and students in conjunction with the Dubbo Violence Prevention Collective. Reclaim The Night encourages grass roots participation by as many women as possible so that women from diverse backgrounds and experiences may work together to address men's sexual violence against women and children. Contact Donna  6885 7530 Email | Web

Geelong VIC Wathaurong Country see 2009
RTN Geelong collective will be having a series of women's choir workshops for women to learn 2 songs that have been written by Geelong women for Reclaim the Night. These workshops will take place around September/October and will be open to all women.
On the evening of October 29th we will be having an event where these songs will be performed along with speakers and other entertainment.  Contact Nancy 5241 6601 Email


Gladstone QLD  Gurang Gurang People

29th October 2010 Reclaim the Night - Gather Gladstone Womens Health Centre, Corner of Derby and Buller Streets, South Gladstone at 6pm for light refreshments and at 6:30 the rally starts.  We rally out of respect & remembrance for all those who have been affected by acts of sexual violence, particularly to families & friends of those who have lost their lives as a result of such acts.  The rally will comprise of guest speakers and a candle lighting ceremony will be conducted in the memory of all women who have experienced violence.  Contact Brenda Gladstone Women's Health Centre And Region Sexual Assault Service Phone:   49791456 Fax: 49791901 Email


Griffith NSW Wiradjuri Country
Friday October 29 2010 Gather at Memorial Park at  6.00 pm.  We will march at 6.30 pm from the middle block of the main street Banna Avenue down to the 1st block and then right up to the 3rd block.  A sausage sizzle drinks and entertainment will be provided. Contact
Griffith women's refuge  Email


Lismore Widjabul People - Bundjalung Nation
29th October - RTN Rally - speakers and entertainment. Womens Collective in Planning - all women of the community invited and encourage to participate, for details and information please contact Kellie at the Women's Resource Centre 02 66225551 or keep updated by joining our Facebook page  :) Women Unite to Reclaim The Night!

Mackay QLD Yuiberra land
Friday October 29  we are having a Walk Against Violence, , gathering at 5.45 p.m. at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service, 31-33 Victoria Street. The march begins at 6 p.m., marching up Victoria Street to Peel Street corner and back. Food and entertainment from 7 p.m. Contact Jenny at the Domestic Violence Resource Service 4957 3888

Melbourne VIC Warundjuri Country
Thurs October 28 MARCH & RALLY Women gather at the State Library at 6pm for a rally, then march. We will have banners, posters, t-shirts and badges. There will be an after party at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 210 Lonsdale St. Speakers so far are CASA house, Tracy Castelino, Kathleen Maltzahn. Reclaim the Night is an annual event asserting women's right to freedom from violence, rape or fear -- however we dress, wherever we go. Vegetarian/vegan food will be provided at the party by Food Not Bombs.
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Moree NSW Gamilaroi Land
RTN in Moree 2010 - s
treet march, BBQ and speakers with music in Rocket Park.  March from Town Hall to Rocket Park - commences 10am. Contact Roslyn Email

Newcastle NSW Awabakal Land
Friday 29 October We are meeting at the nobbys car park at 630 for a 7pm march. We will be marching down form the car park to the round-a-bout near the train stations and then taking the festivities up to the tram shreds for some entertainment and speakers. Contact Heidi Newcastle University Students' Association Phone: 0432626981 Email

Orange NSW Wiradjuri Land
Friday 29 October from 6.30 to 8.30pm.  Women meet at Robertson Park (opposite the Court House) for march along Byng, Anson, Summer and Peisley streets to the Library North Court.- Contact Operation Courage Email | Web

Perth WA Nyungar Land see 2009
Friday 29 October Perth Women Unite! Reclaim the Night ! Protest against sexual violence against women.  Reclaim the Night represents a claim for women's basic human right to live in freedom from the fear of violence. We protest for women to have the right to walk freely at night, free from the threat of rape and sexual violence. There will be an opportunity to speak out against violence against women. The march and rally are for women and children only. This symbolises women's right to walk safely without male protectors and respects the need of some women to be in women-only space when addressing experiences of sexual violence. If you need an Auslan interpreter, please let us know by 15 October. The venue has wheelchair access.  Meet at 7pm outside the State Library for march through Northbridge March - Rally - Bands - Bar - Disco.  After event at the Empyrean Function Centre, 14 Lake St, Northbridge includes speakers, bands, disco and open bar.  For more information or to book a stall at the event, contact ROAR Women's Collective - Anjilene on 0417 571 921 or Email Roar Women or Kat Email | Poster

Rockhampton QLD Darumbal Land.
Friday 29/10/2010 Gather for pre march activities starting at 5pm on Huish Drive (Tee shirt painting).  March starts at 6.30pm from the Corner of North Street and Victoria Pde.  Finishing on the river bank (near Saigon Siaion Resturant) with a free BBQ, give-aways and entertainment. Contact Karen Women's Health Ph 4922 6585 Email


Sydney NSW Eora Country
Friday 29th October, starting at Town Hall Square at 6pm and marching to Martin Place.  Contact Rosemary 0423 138 421 Sydney Reclaim the Night Collective Email

Toowoomba QLD
Fri October 29th - Toowoomba women Reclaim the Night - gather at Shop 27 Bell Street Mall to march up to Mothers Memorial in Margaret Street and back down to Ruthven Street finishing at the Bell Street Mall Shop 27.  Information Stalls, activities and sausage sizzle in the mall from 6.00pm - guest speakers from 6.15pm.  Contact Samantha (07) 46394380 Email

Townsville QLD Bindal Country
Friday, October 29, 2010 Reclaim the Night March - Walk against Sexual Violence - followed by a Community Concert,  Women are meeting at Strand Park at 6pm.  The Reclaim the Night march will be followed by a free community concert featuring the Melbourne based band 'The Stiff Gins'. Post march activities include:  free local entertainment - announcement of Townsville song competition - speakers - information stalls - food and drinks for sale - The march is for women and children only but the free community concert is for everyone. We hope that men will come and support them from the sidelines. Cathy or Anna 4775 7555
i say who - i say when - sexual violence has to end
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Warrnambool VIC
Reclaim the Night 2010 Reclaim the Night 2010 in Warrnambool will take place on Saturday the 30th of October from 10pm until Sunday the 31st of October. It has been organised by the Women's Action Collective and symbolises a return to the traditional values of Reclaim the Night. Reclaim the Night is a protest against men's violence against women and children which began in Leeds in the 1970's as a result of a magistrate's comments in concluding a serial rape trial in which he stated that the only way for women to remain safe was to remain inside their homes. Reclaim the Night asserts the rights of women to both be and feel safe in public spaces and to be free from fear of men's violence. Through discussion with Warrnambool community members it has been discovered that many women in Warrnambool don't feel safe in public after dark. Even though we know that a woman is more at risk of violence in her own home and has a greater chance of being assaulted by someone she knows; being fearful of being in public limits the rights of women to be active members of their community. The Reclaim the Night protest in Warrnambool will take the form of a female only supervised taxi rank for women to leave the Warrnambool CBD safely. It will involve the Women's Action Collective collecting women's stories about their experiences of violence, and to what extent the threat of violence limits their freedom; and education relating to men's violence against women will also take place. The taxi rank will be placed in Liebig Street across from the Warrnambool City Council offices. It will be supervised by security, and tea, coffee and other refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Women's Health Resource Worker Rochelle on 5564 4193 Flier

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Please note: Stop Domestic Violence Day is 26 April each year

Reclaim the Night is a women's protest about men's sexual violence

and is on the last Friday of October each year

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