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Candlelight memorial

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday 15 May raises awareness of the impact of HIV and aims to reduce stigma and discrimination.

Candlelight is coordinated internationally by the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and is led by a coalition of around 1,200 community organisations in 115 countries. 

The global theme for this years memorial is Engage, Educate, Empower. 

We'll list Australian Candlelight Memorial events on this page, so keep checking back in for details.

Alice Springs Saturday 28 May, organised by NTAHC

Brisbane Sunday 15 May

Canberra Sunday 15 May, hosted by AIDS Action Council

Darwin Monday 30 May, organised by NTAHC

Hobart Monday 16 May, organised by TasCAHRD 

Melbourne Sunday 15 May, hosted by Living Positive Victoria 

Perth Sunday 15 May, facilitated by the PLHIV Community Forums and supported by the WA AIDS Council  

Sydney Sunday 15 May, organised by ACON


For more information about Candlelight, go to    

You can read some of our members' thoughts on the meaning of the memorial here.


This page was published on 15 May, 2013

This page was reviewed on 9 May 2016