Dirty Laundry Day Project: Events


Dirty Laundry heads to Brisbane in 2020

The Dirty Laundry Day Project is being activated in Queensland for the first time through Adderton Everywhere.

Adderton Everywhere’s exhibition of the work created through the Dirty Laundry Day project will be prominently displayed in public spaces throughout Brisbane between late-August to December 2020.

Staging Dirty Laundry Day during COVID-19, when reports of domestic violence in Queensland have increased in the first half 0f 2020, serves as a timely and powerful community education campaign to change community attitudes about DFV. 

For details of where and when ‘Dirty Laundry Day’ and other Adderton exhibitions and workshops will be activated near you, register for Adderton’s e-news and follow @addertonbrisbane on Instagram and Facebook. You can also visit the website here: https://adderton.org.au/dirty-laundry-day/ 

See details below for initial activations of Dirty Laundry Day, please keep checking back for more locations.

14 October to 30 November
233 Given Tce, Paddington
This installation is proudly supported by:



27 October to 17 November
Booval Fair Shopping Centre
Cnr Brisbane & South Station Rd, Booval

29 October to 20 November
Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown
Corner of Calam and, 661 Compton Rd, Sunnybank Hills

2 October to 23 October
Redbank Plaza
1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

31 August to 28 September
Brookside Shopping Centre
159 Osbourne Rd, Mitchelton

Sunday 20 September
8:30am to 12 noon
New Farm Park
(Positioned close to Powerhouse and the River)

Friday 25 September
8:30am to 12 noon
Orleigh Park, West End
(Positioned close to carpark)

Sunday 27 September
8:30am to 12 noon
Frew Park, Milton
(Positioned close to Haig Rd entry)

Dirty Laundry at Summerland Credit Union 2020

Why a financial institution and a community organisation are getting together to talk about violence.

Social Futures and Summerland Credit Union are joining forces to raise awareness about Domestic and Family Violence once again this White Ribbon Day.

You might wonder why opening up a dialogue about an uncomfortable topic like domestic and family violence is a good thing to do. Did you know that one in three Australian women has experienced physical violence by the age of 15?  One in four Australian women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner.

With these figures in mind, how likely is it that someone, or perhaps multiple people in your workplace, your neighbourhood, your community, have or will be affected?

We all have a responsibility to address Domestic and Family Violence.

Summerland Credit Union are supporting the Social Futures Dirty Laundry Day Project by exhibiting displays in their branches across the Northern Rivers.

You will be able to see the displays for White Ribbon Day from 23 November to 27 November 2020. You can also pick up a card with useful numbers for help and support.

We’re banking on your support.

If you want to do a little more to support you can donate to our White Ribbon Fundraiser by going to https://events.whiteribbon.org.au/fundraisers/pamelasinclair

Help is available.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, there is help available.

Call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or Mensline on 1800 600 636. In an emergency call 000.

Participating Summerland Branches include:

Evans Head

Dirty Laundry Day and Summerland Credit Union

In September 2019 Summerland Credit Union joined Social Futures in becoming a White Ribbon accredited workplace recognised for leading social change to prevent and respond to violence in our communities.

At Summerland we uphold good governance and role model the standards of decency, respect, and accountability.  As a financial institution, we provide ethical banking and take steps to prevent the financial abuse of vulnerable customers, including elder abuse, domestic violence and disability bias.  We promote equality across the board, regardless of gender or any other attribute - when people are represented equally, respect follows.  We welcome and celebrate diversity - our communities are richer when people are valued and free to be themselves.  

Summerland are proud to be supporting Social Futures’ Dirty Laundry Day Project.  Visit one of the Summerland Credit Union branches to see the powerful displays of t-shirts with messages by people in our own communities who want their voice heard.

Participating Branches include:

  • Ballina
  • Bangalow
  • Casino
  • Coolangatta
  • Evans Head
  • Grafton
  • Kingscliff
  • Nimbin
  • Lismore

Dirty Laundry Day in Coffs Harbour

The Dirty Laundry Day Project will also be rolled out in Coffs Harbour in partnership with Warrina Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Services. The launch will be held in the Coffs Harbour CBD on the 22/11/2019 with Dr Angela Jay, an inspirational survivor / advocate as guest speaker.

"In 2016, my ex-boyfriend broke into my home, stabbed me 11 times and doused me in petrol. Three years have passed since I narrowly escaped death--that's 3 extra years of life I was lucky enough to live. Every extra day is a gift--every hug, every smile, every moment. 

In Australia, one woman is murdered by her intimate partner EVERY WEEK. We all know the horrible statistics, but let's look beyond the numbers. What could all of those women achieved with 3 extra years of life? Who would they hug? How many times would they smile? What memories would they have made? Ending domestic violence is about giving LIFE to those we love. 

Will you stand with me to end DV? Will you be the voice of change?”- Dr Angela Jay

A number of workshops will be held with women who have experienced violence, including Aboriginal community members, young people, people experiencing ongoing homelessness (sleeping rough) with a history of trauma and representatives from the CALD community. These workshops will run over the 16 Days of Activism and the T-shirts will be displayed in the CBD of Coffs Harbour. 

The C.EX (Coffs Ex Services Club) has kindly provided support through the free lease of a shop they own in the CBD for the duration of the event. They will also support us through the display of messages against violence against over the 16 Days of Activism. 

With thanks to Warrina Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Services; The C.EX (Coffs Ex Services Club); and Mid Coast Communities. 


Dirty Laundry Day in Kyogle

The Kyogle Domestic Violence Committee, in partnership with Ritchies IGA Kyogle will have a Dirty Laundry Day Project display in the main street of Kyogle.

You can view the display from Friday 8 November 2019 in the old Richies IGA site, 115 Summerland Way Kyogle. 

Click below to view our film clip! 

Dirty Laundry Day in Forbes

Dirty Laundry Day will be rolled out in Forbes at the Forbes White Ribbon Day Event on 25 November 2019. There will be stalls with activities at Lions Park in Forbes and a march will take place through the town beginning at Cross Street. Please gather at 210am to march from 10:30am toward Lions Park. 

Social Futures Local Area Coordinator, Belinda, will be on hand at Lions Park with a Dirty Laundry Day Project where you can paint and display messages onto t-shirts. 

With thanks to The Forbes Domestic and Family Violence Committee.