16 Days in WA


This event has now finished. Please visit Tours & events to see what’s on at the Museum.

Monday 25 November - Sunday 10 December | Nightly



This event has now finished. Please visit Tours & events to see what’s on at the Museum.

Join us in advocating this year’s 16 Days in WA theme, ‘Stopping Family and Domestic Violence: Play your part.’

The annual 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign takes place from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day).

This year, serving as a powerful and symbolic visual, the WA Shipwrecks Museum's lawn will be painted orange – the global campaign colour to promote an end to gender-based violence.

Along with some other prominent landmarks across Western Australia, the WA Shipwrecks Museum building will be lit up in orange in the evenings.

Play your part.

Some ways you can play your part: 

  • Talk about this issue in your community.
  • Ask the women around you if they are okay.
  • Listen to and support those who need help.

You Are Not Alone

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

For a comprehensive list of State and national helplines, please visit Family and Domestic Violence support and advice. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.

In addition, the Kids Helpline provides a telephone and counselling service for children and young people aged five to 25 years.

Information is also available about culturally appropriate programs that support people from Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are experiencing family and domestic violence. Find out more here: Family and Domestic Violence services and resources