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2020 Canberra Times Marathon Festival (August)

DVCS are super excited to be hosting a team at the 2020 Canberra Times Marathon Festival!  This will be our third year participating as a charity. We hope the below information answers all your questions, but if not, please feel free to get in touch on 6228 1794 or via email to

Date in August to be advised


From $45 per adult

All participants running on behalf of DVCS are able to access a 10% discount by entering this code: DVCS-CTMF-10


When you have completed your registration you will be asked if you'd like to fundraise for a charity. Please select yes. A list will be populated, scroll towards the bottom and you'll see DVCS. Select DVCS and follow the prompts.


Please register directly via the Canberra Times Marathon Festival website: Australian Running Festival Registration

You will be asked if you want to run as part of a team, please answer no. You will run as an individual.


All DVCS runners and fundraisers have access to the exclusive DVCS marquee found near the finish line. Our marquee will include chairs, blankets, water, fruit and lollipops for when you have completed the race. We are also happy to mind your gear while you race (please note we are not able to mind children or pets).

Fundraisers who reach a minimum target of $300 will also receive a complimentary DVCS Running Singlet, available on the day. All runners also receive an invitation to the DVCS Supporter Drinks in November 2020. We have reduced the minimum target from $500 by way of acknowledging the financial and emotinal cost the recent bush fires have had on our community.

This year we hope to put together a Kids Mile team! Aimed at primary school aged children, this is the perfect event to get your child involved in fitness and activity, as well as community spirit and support. Children running as an individual only need to raise $50 to qualify for a DVCS running singlet and access to the DVCS tent. If a parent or guardian is running in any other event and achieves the minimum fundraising target, the child does not need to do their own fundraising and will also receive a complimetnary DVCS running singlet.

The highest adult fundraiser will receive two complimentary tickets to the DVCS Gala Ball on Saturday 16 May 2020.

There might even be some encouraging DVCS supporters on the track to help keep you motivated (for the Kids Mile, 5km and 10km races only).

All DVCS runners are invited to be part of our exclusive DVCS Runners Closed Facebook group to keep each other motivated and share training tips!

All the money raised by our runners will be used to support our payment of emergency accommodation and security upgrades for those subjected to violence in the ACT community.

2020 DVCS Blue & White Gala Ball (September)

DVCS invites you to their major fundraising event of the year, their 2020 Blue and White Gala Ball. This is DVCS' major fundraising event for the year, raising money for emergency accommodation, security upgrades, support groups and client well-being. Enjoy great entertainment from local band HitParade, celebrity MCs and loads of fun! Cancellation Policy

6.30pm for 7.00pm


Saturday, 5 September 2020


Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Canberra


Lounge suite to formal, blue and/or white is optional


$215 per person or $2,000 for a table of ten
Tickets include three course meal, beverages and entertainment
Book your tickets before during the month of January, using the code "EarlyBird" to receive 5% discount

More information:

Please contact Alanna on 6228 1794 or

National Day to Remember - ACT Candle Lighting Ceremony (May)


Wednesday 6 May 2020



Online film:

This is a free event.

Participating Organisations:

Domestic Violence Crisis Service
ACT Government
ACT Human Rights Commission
ACT Police
Beryl Women Inc
Domestic Violence Prevention Council
Doris Women's Refuge
Minister Yvette Berry
Toora Women Inc
Women's Centre for Health Matters

Media and/or further information:

Please contact Alanna Davis via email to

2020 DVCS Trivia Night (October)

DVCS invites you to their annual Trivia Night! Trivia Master: Adam Shirley, DVCS Champion from ABC Canberra All money raised at this event will be used to pay for emergency accommodation, security upgrades, support groups and client well-being.  DVCS staff and clients rely heavily on the kindness of the Canberra community and are looking forward to seeing you there! Cancellation Policy

Friday 16 October 2020


Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start


Hellenic Club Woden on Matilda Street, Woden


Table for up to 10 people $350, includes a light snack


2020 DVCS High Tea (August)

Join DVCS at their annual High Tea event to held at Hotel Realm.   All guests receive a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, with a selection of finely made French cakes & tarts, delicate savouries and traditional scones, accompanied with TWG fine teas and freshly brewed coffee.   All money raised at this event will be used to pay for emergency accommodation, security upgrades, support groups and client well-being.   Cancellation Policy  

Saturday 15 August 2020


12pm to 2pm


Hotel Realm


$85 per person or $800 for a table of ten, includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival


The Ultimate Home Scavenger Hunt


During Covid-19 we are encouraged to stay at home.  

During Covid-19 DVCS remains operational to support those in the ACT impacted by domestic and family violence. 

During Covid-19 DVCS has had to postpone or cancel important fundraising events.

Now is your chance to get moving inside your home and in your garden, while supporting DVCS.


Register and pay for your registration;
- We will email you a list of 56 items to collect;
- You will receive a confirmation email with your own special code;
- Once you have collected your 56 items, take photos for submission;
- You have a limit of 18 photos, so you will need to group them together;
- If you don't have an item, you are welcome to contact family and friends to see if they can send you a photo;
- You have two ways of submitting your photos: email your photos to with - your special code or upload your photos to the closed Facebook group "Ultimate Home Scavenger Hunt" with your unique code (see note below) ;
- Each item is worth a particular amount of points;
- Make sure all photos are received by us by 12noon on Saturday 2 May 2020;
- We will announce ten winners by Sunday 3 May 2020; and
- Winners will be determined by the most points scored.

Please note this is a fun based activity for families to do together while practicing social distancing and social isolation, while also fundraising for DVCS. 

If you upload your photos to the closed Facebook group "Ultimate Home Scavenger Hunt" we assume you are happy for us to share those publically on the DVCS Facebook page. 


$25 per family


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