1 in  6 Australian Women have experienced Domestic Violence



Our event is primarily to help heighten public awareness, educate, encourage action and create community connections, but in doing so it is our aim to also help support charities in some small way financially. 

Most Domestic Violence help organisations and charities are not Government funded, and more often than not rely on donations and volunteers to survive.

Whilst we would love to support all agencies, understandably this is impossible, so we have decided to specifically support The Sanctuary Women, Children & Pets Refuge, and The Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence.

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Empowering Women and Children escaping Domestic Violence


During a clients stay at The Sanctuary our aim is to provide as much support for the women and children as possible, to help them to rebuild and recover from the effects of Domestic Violence. We offer a safe environment for them to re-establish their emotional stability, through providing an holistic approach to counselling, health and personal development.


Depending on each individual persons needs and situation we can provide intensive domestic violence and other counselling on site to ameliorate their emotional trauma (including one on one and group counselling).


Each week we have scheduled activities all designed to create balance, growth and peace of mind. These activities change on are regular basis however self defense and yoga are regular activities. We ask all clients to attend these classes and can provide a babysitter to watch over their little ones so they can focus on their own personal growth and enjoy the class.


We provide support to external community and specialist services as needed, such as job network providers, and disability employment services.


We encourage the women to find alternative long-term accommodation, to return to work, to study and access Government support. We assist them with completing their housing applications and supporting paperwork, and for those wanting to further their education we help them with exploring study options, as well as providing access to transport to their current place of employment.


Contact Email: simone@sanctuaryrefuge.com.au



The Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence (formerly the Gold Coast Sexual Assault Support service) was founded in 1990.

They are a feminist, not for profit, charitable organisation operating on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland Australia. They are a specialist sexual violence intervention and prevention agency.

They provide free counselling, advocacy, information and practical support through related legal processes. As well as therapeutic and educational groups for women high school age and above who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.

They also provide education and training to interested persons/agencies in our local area.

Contact Phone: 5591 1164