Money you raise by taking part in Walk for WAGEC will help women and children walk away from violence

All funds raised by this year's Walk for WAGEC support tailored programs called ACCESS and SEED. ACCESS provides mentoring support to women on their journeys toward financial independence and SEED enriches the social, emotional and educational development of children and young people. These programs rely on community and philanthropic donations, which is why your fundraising is so important. You can learn about these programs here.


On average, a woman is killed by an intimate partner every 10 days. Gender-based violence takes a profound toll on women, children and communities. It impacts all of us. This is why we’re asking you to Walk for WAGEC so that women and children can walk away from violence.

One child is killed every fortnight due to domestic and family violence.

Source: (Meyer, Fitz-Gibbon and Moore, October
2022 Public Statement).
Intimate partner violence is the greatest health risk factor (greater than smoking, alcohol and obesity) for women in their reproductive years.

Source: 2011 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Burden of Disease Study (Ayre et al. 2016; Webster, 2016) 
Domestic or family violence is a leading driver of homelessness for women.

Source: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS). 2019. 

The high inflation rate of 6.1% greatly increasing the cost of living and the gender pay gap mean it will be even harder for women to make ends meet

Source: (WGEA, August 2022).


provides a child with an Essentials Welcome Pack with items like shampoo, toothbrushes and non-perishable food to help them feel at home at WAGEC  


will support a woman to attend a financial literacy workshop   


will give a teenager three personal tutoring sessions to help them keep up at school 


will provide a therapeutic family session for mums and kids to heal together  


will fund a career development and skill building workshop to enable a woman’s economic security  


will support a woman to attend a 6-week group to support her healing and recovery after leaving domestic and family violence


will give a family access to school holiday activities, providing opportunities for kids to socialise with their peers and bond with their parents


will support a woman on her journey to financial independence through our tailored mentoring program 


How can I complete Walk for WAGEC?
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You can complete Walk for WAGEC by walking 5km or running 10km on Sunday 7th May in Centennial Park, Sydney or virtually anywhere and anytime between 1st May and 7th May.

How do I set up a team?
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We encourage you to complete Walk for WAGEC with a team which could include your work colleagues, friends or family members. Whether you complete the Walk individually or as part of a team, you can inspire members of your community to get involved in some friendly competition and see who can raise the most amount of money to support families escaping domestic violence. 

You will have the option to create or join a team during registration or from your individual fundraising page after you’ve registered.

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Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. WAGEC is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, which means you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for any donation of $2 or more.

If you or someone you know needs support in Australia call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or go to