December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day to raise awareness of HIV and remember those lost to AIDS.

Over 26,000 people in Australia are living with HIV, and one in seven don’t know they have it.

Throughout the week leading up to the day, community groups around Australia are holding events to mark World AIDS Day, from community barbecues to film screenings, and we’ve put together a selection below.

Details of even more events around the country are available on the official World AIDS Day website.

Brisbane

A candlelight vigil hosted by Queensland AIDS Council will be held at the Queen Street Mall on Friday 1 December from 6:45pm.

Many Genders One Voice is holding a community barbecue and art workshop at New Farm Neighbourhood Centre on Sunday 3 December from 11am.

The Stones Corner Hotel will host a Word AIDS Day senior’s lunch on Sunday 26 November from 11:45am.

Gold Coast

Rise Bar & Club in Surfers Paradise is hosting an awareness and fundraising event on Friday 1 December from 9pm.

North Queensland

A World AIDS Day candlelight vigil will be held at Cairns Esplanade on Friday 1 December from 6pm.

A number of community groups are coming together to hold a dinner and awareness event at Rowes Bay, Townsville on Friday 1 December from 6pm.

Sydney

Positive Life NSW is hosting a World AIDS Day event in Surry Hills on Friday 1 December from 12 noon.

Palace Cinemas Chippendale are holding a special charity screening of Tom of Finland on Thursday 30 November from 7pm.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will host ‘Art, Strength, Resilience’, a forum presented with ACON, exploring the role of photography in capturing Sydney’s LGBTI culture, on Wednesday 29 November from 7:30pm.

Canberra

The AIDS Action Council is hosting a community picnic at Lake Burley Griffin on Friday 1 December from 6pm

Regional NSW

A World AIDS Day barbecue is being held at Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore on Saturday 2 December from 11am.

A free ten-pin bowling night will be held at Wagga Bowl & Diner on Friday 1 December from 5:15pm.

The Palace Hotel in Broken Hill is holding a special World AIDS Day screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday 1 December from 6:30pm.

ACON is holding a community picnic at McCabe Park in Wollongong on Saturday 2 December from 1:30pm.

Melbourne

Living Positive Victoria is hosting an all-day symposium at the Peter Doherty Institute on Friday 1 December from 9am.

The Institute of Many (TIM) will host a screening of the life-affirming musical documentary All The Way Through The Evening at ACMI, followed by a conversation with director Rohan Spong at 7pm on Friday 1 December.

The Victorian AIDS Council will hold a World AIDS Day memorial service at the Positive Living Centre in South Yarra on Friday 1 December from 6:30pm.

North Richmond Community Health is holding its BYO campaign launch on Wednesday 29 November from 12 noon.

Regional Victoria

The Daylesford Hotel is hosting an LBQ women’s red ribbon lunch on Saturday 2 December from 11:30am.

Bendigo Community Health Services will hold a World AIDS Day morning tea on Friday 1 December from 10:30am.

Northern Territory

In Alice Springs, NTAHC is holding a series of World AIDS Day information stalls around town all week, kicking off on Monday 27 November, and a community art exhibition on Friday 1 December from 5pm.

A community barbecue will be held at Smith Street Mall in Darwin on Friday 1 December from 11am.

South Australia

A free World AIDS Day barbecue will be held at Hindmarsh Square on Friday 1 December from 11:30am.

Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is hosting a community barbecue and discussion about HIV at Gladstone Square in Port Augusta on Saturday 2 December from 11:30am.

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