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2019 Australian Running Festival (April)

DVCS are super excited to be hosting a team at the 2019 Australian Running Festival!  This will be our second 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 community@dvcs.org.au.

13 to 14 April 2019


From $40 per adult


When you have completed your registration you will be asked if you'd like to fundraise for a charity. Please select yes and then select the Domestic Violence Crisis Service.


Please register directly via the Australian Running Festival website: Australian Running Festival Registration


All DVCS runners and fundraisers have access to the exclusive DVCS tent found near the finish line.

Our tent 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).

All runners also receive an invitation to the DVCS Supporter Drinks in November 2019.

Fundraisers who reach a minimum target of $500 will also receive a complimentary DVCS Running Singlet, available on the day.

The highest fundraiser will receive two complimentary tickets to the DVCS Gala Ball on Saturday 18 May 2019.

There might even be some encouraging DVCS supporters on the track to help keep you motivated.

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!

We are in the process of organising a physio for the benefit of DVCS fundraisers only.

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.

2019 DVCS Blue & White Gala Ball (May)

DVCS invites you to their major fundraising event of the year, their 2019 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 hear from local Voices for Change Advocates.

6.30pm for 7.00pm


Saturday, 18 May 2019


Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Canberra


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


$210 per person or $2,000 for a table of ten
Tickets include three course meal, beverages and entertainment
Book your tickets before 21 January 2019, using the code "EarlyBird" to receive 5% discount

More information:

Please contact Alanna on 6228 1794 or alanna@dvcs.org.au.

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


Wednesday 1 May 2019


5.45pm for a 6.00pm start until approximately 7.00pm


Ainslie Place, Canberra City (across London Circuit from Civic Square)


This is a free event. Candles will be available for a gold coin donation.

Participating Organisations:

ACT Government
ACT Policing
Beryl Women Inc
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Domestic Violence Prevention Council
Doris Women's Refuge
Eclipse Lighting & Sound
Gayle Scott
Toora Women Inc
Violet Sheridan


This event is held outdoors during Autumn. Please wear weather appopriate clothing.

Media and/or further information:

Please contact Alanna Davis on 6228 1794 or via email to alanna@dvcs.org.au

2019 DVCS Trivia Night (October)

DVCS invites you to their very first, 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!

Friday 18 October 2019


Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start


Hellenic Club Woden on Matilda Street, Philip


Table for up to 10 people $300, includes a light snack


2019 DVCS High Tea (August)

Join DVCS at their annual High Tea event to held at Burbury Hotel.   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.

Saturday 24 August 2019


12pm to 2pm


Burbury Hotel


$75 per person or $700 for a table of ten, includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival


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