Sutherland Shire Walk For Respectful Relationships

The 2023 Walk for Respectful Relationships will be held on Friday 24th November 2023.  Put the date in your diary, and we look forward to you joining us again.

Marshalling for the walk will occur at 9:30am at Don Lucas Reserve ahead of the walk commencement at 10:15am. At the conclusion of the walk there will be a Community Presentation commencing at South Cronulla Park, which is expected to conclude at 12:00pm.

The theme again will be  “Call out, Speak out, Help out”

Participating in the walk is a great opportunity for you to show your support and raise awareness of Domestic & Family Violence within your own community, by getting together with your family, friends, or colleagues to go out for a walk - at any time during the day - and talk about what you can do to create a safer community for women and children. While you're out on your walk, snap a photo, post it on your socials using the hashtag #EveryStepCounts and #StandUpSpeakOut or email them to us to join our Online Gallery.

Did you know that 1 Australian woman dies every 9 days at the hands of her current or former partner. Every death, every abusive act, is one too many. Join us to Stand Up, Speak Out, and reject violence in our community.

What do we mean when we say let’s  Call Out, Speak Out or Help Out?

Let’s Call Out, behaviours and conversations that are disrespectful. Despite intentions, the resulting disrespect is not acceptable and needs to be challenged. Your individual voice can make a difference.

Let’s Speak Out to your family, peers, friends and teachers when needed. If you see, hear or feel disrespected you need to speak up and seek support. People will listen and respect you for having the courage to speak up.

Let’s Help Out, if someone you know asks you for help, ensure you believe them, support them in seeking service help - that could include 1800 Respect and for all emergencies call 000.

Here is a video from the 2020 Walk... 

How your business can get involved:

  1. Register yourself and staff as participants
  2. Hang a white ribbon or a white balloon out the front of your house  on the 19th of November and during the 16 days of activism
  3. Print the poster and stick it in your shop front
  4. Organise to watch virtual walk - watch the Walk for Respectful Relationships video (add link)
  5. Staff Walk around your community and post on social - don’t forget to  #everystepcounts #standupspeakout
  6. Check the resources available to you below

Want to do more?

Whether you're a student, business person, or just a regular person who wants a safer community for everyone, there is so much more you can do to get involved, promote domestic violence awareness, and help support local services that respond to and assist women, children and families impacted by domestic violence.

Check out the list of resources and supports available below which can assist you, your school, business or community:

Do You Need Support?

If you are in danger, call 000 now.
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491

There are a host of support options and resources available within the Sutherland Shire. Here are a few:

For Young People (Under 18) and Schools

There are a number of school based support, awareness and prevention programs available to support your school:

Love Bites - school based domestic and family violence, sexual assault and consent awareness education program –

Rounded- respectful relationships education program -

Breaking the Silence – supports schools to bring about a commitment to stop violence against women -



For Adults or Businesses (for their staff)

There are many programs available for workplaces, schools or just the general community who want to be more educated on this topic.