Trans Awareness Week

NOVEMBER 13 - 19

Trans Day of Remembrance


What is Trans Awareness Week?

Trans Awareness Week is held from November 13th - 19th in the week leading up to Trans Day of Remembrance to help raise awareness of trans and gender diverse people, the issues facing our communities, and the ways people can get involved as allies to improve lives and create a more fair and equal world for everyone.

What is Trans Day of Remembrance?

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the trans lives lost to acts of transphobia and discrimination.

On November 20, we hold a day of gathering, togetherness, and community solidarity. We remember those we've lost, celebrate our strength in the face of adversity, and commit to fighting transphobia to create a better, safer, and more inclusive world for everyone.

Coming Together As A Community


Trans Awareness Week in Merri-bek - 14th November 2023
Merri-bek City Council invites you celebrate, amplify and advocate for Trans and Gender Diverse Communities.

Join us at this special event for Trans Awareness Week, which will see three guest speakers in-conversation on trans identity, rights and how we can create systemic change to improve the wellbeing of trans and gender diverse folks in our community.
Transgender Awareness Week Panel - 15th November 2023
As part of Trans Awareness Week, we have a fantastic panel of people coming together to share some of their lived experience, professional work in this area, discussion around all things Trans and answers to a range of questions.
TDOR Vigil Victoria - 20th November 2023
Each year we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) to honour the memory of transgender people whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-trans violence, and due to discrimination and stigma.

This commemorative event is presented by Transgender Victoria and Yarra Libraries.
TDOR Candle Light Vigil, Ballarat - 19th November 2023
Please join us for a moment of reflection in memory of Trans* people who have lost their lives to violence this year.
We will also take this opportunity to acknowledge the struggle of those who are living in a world which doesn't recognise or validate them. Speaker will be Commissioner for LGBTIQA+ People, Todd Fernando.

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Ballarat Trades Hall, 24 Camp St, Ballarat


TDOR Vigil WA - 20th November 2023
TransFolk is inviting all Trans and Gender Diverse people, their families, friends and allies to a candlelight vigil on the evening of International Transgender Day of Remembrance.


Trans Joy for Trans Awareness Week - 17th November 2023
Join A Gender Agenda and Friends for a night of insightful discussion and reflection on Trans Joy and what Trans Awareness Week means for us!


"You’ve got this! Being an Ally to Transgender People" - Webinar - 13th November 2023
Please join ACAP Industry and Alumni as Deb Gavan, Clinics Director chats with Dr Rachel Joy, who is a gender queer Senior Lecturer at ACAP. They will speak about ways that you can be an ally to transgender people in both your personal and professional lives. There will also be time available for questions.

Other 2023 events coming soon

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1. Learn

Get the facts, fight misinformation, and learn what it means to be trans from the words and real stories of trans people! 

The content on this website is a great place to start!

2. Inclusion

Find ways to make your workplace or organisation more inclusive. Simple things like sharing your pronouns and gender neutral facilities, can make your environment more inclusive for all people. 

Take your inclusion to the next level with training created and delivered by trans experts!

3. Celebrate

Celebrate diversity by joining community days of recognition like Trans Day of Visibility, getting guest speakers during Trans Awareness Week, or participating in events like Pride March.

4. Amplify

Amplify the voices of trans and gender diverse people. Help raise awareness of the challenges, needs, and ways to support trans communities. Even something as simple as sharing this flyer is a great place to start.

5. Advocate

Champion equality and challenge discrimination wherever you see it. Show solidarity with trans friends, family, and members of your community.

6. Donate

Make a donation going directly to projects that support and improve the lives of trans and gender diverse people across Australia.

Raise Awareness and Show Solidarity

Wear a trans flag pin to stand in solidarity

Put up stickers in your front window at school or work to show trans people are welcome
Get flags to give out at an event or put up as decoration



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Turn awareness into action!

Show solidarity by attend an awareness event, putting up stickers and posters, and wearing a trans pride pin
Make your school or workplace a safer place for trans people with training workshops
Support charities that support our community every day