The Bendigo Walks Against Violence event commences at 12 noon at the Ulumbarra Theatre with 1 prominent guest speaker.
Following the presentations we will take to the streets of the Central Business District, Walking Against Violence. Banners have been made by organisations and will be carried while we walk.
The walk will end at the library gardens, where there will be the opportunity to mingle and enjoy a BBQ.

27 November 2017

12 noon

Starting at the Ulumbarra Theatre,
10-20 Gaol Road, Bendigo

The walk this year will start at the Ulumbarra Theatre – head down park road to Bridge street – Bridge street to Pall Mall – Pall Mall to the fountain – Mitchell street to the Hargreaves Mall – Hargreaves Mall into the Library Gardens.


11.30am – 12 noon
Arrival and merchandise sale

12.00 – 12.30
Guest speaker in Ulumbarra Theatre – Tarang Chawla

12.30 – 12.40
Assembly for community walk in Ulumbarra courtyard

12.40 – 12.55
Community walk

12.55 – 1.20
Grill’d and BBQ in Civic Gardens. Please note Grill’d burgers will cost $2 and BBQ is gold coin donation

Guest Speaker

Tarang Chawla

2017 Young Australian of the Year Finalist Tarang Chawla’s inspirational story is a heartwarming tale of overcoming adversity and rising above personal mental health struggles by advocating for a better world following the horrific murder of his 23-year old sister Nikita.
With courage, leadership and resilience, Tarang adds a human element to statistics after having the devastating burden of identifying Nikita’s remains as the first victim of domestic violence in 2015. Determined not to let her death be in vain, Tarang founded “Not One More Niki”, Australia’s campaign to end violence against women.
Tarang advises state and national governments, businesses and organisations on their efforts to end domestic and family violence and informs multiple Ministerial committees. Tarang is an Ambassador for Victoria Against Violence, White Ribbon, Our Watch, InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, working with young men to support them to adopt new models of masculinity that don’t lead to violence.
Believing that you can achieve anything you dream possible, Tarang is an engaging author and compelling keynote speaker who brings his multicultural heritage and humour to a heartbreaking topic, empowering communities to action and reminding us of the importance of making the most of every day.
Show your support with a White Ribbon Day T-Shirt, designed by senior secondary school students.
T-shirts will be available for collection on the day. We have limited stock so suggest you reserve your size and design now.

1 in 3 women will experience some form of violence during their lifetime.

The law in Victoria provides protection for any person who feels unsafe at home.

Family Violence can occur in many different forms including emotional, sexual and physical intimidation and control.

Have you experienced sexual assault, domestic or family violence?

You’re not alone. Counselling, information and support are available.

Get in Touch:


City of Greater Bendigo


5434 6389

White Ribbon Day is funded through the City of Greater Bendigo Partnership Grants Program.