News Archive

Candlelight Ceremony 3rd May 2017 - 26-May-17 00:01

The Candlelight Ceremony 2017

The Candlelight Ceremony was held on Wednesday the 3rd May 2017, starting at 5.30pm and closing at 6:40pm.  Approximately 60-70 guests attended the ceremony.

IWD 2017 ##BeBoldForChange - 06-Feb-17 21:30

Strangulation - Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the perpetrator can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.

Reclaim the Night 2016 - 10-Oct-16 01:41

Silent flower vigil and march to demand safety from sexual violence

International Women's Day - 01-Mar-16 00:06

Create and Celebrate International Women's Day 2016 Women’s Art on Display & Morning Tea Guest Speakers

Reclaim The Night 2015 - 18-Sep-15 02:16

30th Oct 2015 at 5:30pm Townsville Bulletin Square 30 min Silent Vigil to Reclaim The Night

The Women's Centre - Celebrating 30 Years - 25-Sep-14 20:57

The Women’s Centre will be celebrating her 30th Anniversary on the 1st of October 2014 with a morning tea event at The Women’s Centre, at 52 Patrick Street, Aitkenvale. The event also marks the launch of Sexual Violence Awareness Month and will highlight the significant acheivements The Women's Centre has made during the last three decades. Townsville City Council proudly support the event, and the Major, Cllr.Jenny Hill, will be in attendance, together with the Sky Foundation and past and present staff, management and those women that have both contributed to and enabled the success of the service. The guest speakers are Dr. Betty McLellan, Dr. Ryl Harrsion and Dr. Gracelyn Smallwood, and The Women's Centre welcomes all women to join them to thank the community for their support and mark the occasion in their herstory.

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse - 23-Apr-13 03:04

Important Announcement

The historic Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began in the Victorian County Court in Melbourne on 3rd April 2013.(see News Archive)

The commission will look at religious organisations, state care providers, not-for-profit bodies,

Women's Rights Workshops - 14-Mar-13 22:05

If you want to learn more about Women's rights and violence against women contact The Women's Centre Townsville and register for one of their up and coming workshops scheduled for April 9, 15

Government extends Funding for Women’s Alliances - 20-Feb-13 00:34

The six National Women's Alliances will receive $4.8 million in Australian Government funding to continue bringing forward women's views, voices and issues onto the national policy agenda. Read more

Women United in Voice receiving funding from BHP Billiton - 28-Nov-12 18:33

The lives of Women United in Voice - a Townsville Women's Centre program - have been enriched and enhanced, thanks to BHP Billiton Cannington funding the Choir Read the full article

Townsville Women's Expo 2012 - 27-Sep-12 01:40

Organised by Townsville City Council in partnership with Townsville Women’s Expo Committee, The Townsville Women’s Expo is aimed at Women of all ages in the Townsville Region.

The Women's Centre receives award at 2012 National Homelessness Services - 27-Sep-12 01:34

In March 2012, The Women's Centre was awarded 'Highly Commended' in the category "Excellence in the prevention of, or early intervention in homelessness" at the 2012 National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards.

Red rose rally to say no to violence - 26-Sep-12 21:24

With a red rose each, a group of women yesterday gathered outside Townsville courthouse to raise awareness of domestic violence within the community. As seen in the Townsville Bulletin, view full article 

Crisis numbers

24hr telephone support services available include:

DV Connect

1800 811 811

Homeless Persons
Information Centre

1800 474 753

Lifeline

131 114

Sexual Assault Helpline

1800 010 120 (until 11.30pm)

National Sexual Assault,
Domestic Family Violence
Counselling Service

1800 010 120 (1800 RESPECT)