Australia, it’s about time…. to shine a light on pancreatic cancer!

Ahead of World Pancreatic Cancer Day which, this year, falls on Thursday the 17th of November, #PurpleOurWorld and The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Alliance will be lighting up every state in Australia purple for pancreatic cancer. From Melbourne’s MCG to Sydney’s Central Station, iconic locations across Australia will light up their buildings purple to raise important awareness for this devastating disease during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Full list of landmarks and buildings lighting up


17 November:

  • Central Station Grand Concourse
  • Westconnex St Peters Interchange
  • Newcastle City Hall
  • City Beach Function Centre
  • The Big Banana


17 November:

  • Fed Square
  • MCG
  • AAMI Park
  • Bolte Bridge and Sound Tube
  • Kingston Clocktower


16 November:

  • Story Bridge
  • Victoria Bridge
  • Wickham Terrace Car Park Architectural Wall
  • The Breakfast Creek Bridge, Newstead
  • City Hall
  • King George Square
  • Suncorp Stadium
  • Kurilpa Bridge (Nov 16-20)

17 November:

  • Southbank and Roma St Parklands
  • The Queen St Mall, Wintergarden Facade
  • Government House Queensland
  • Marina Mirage

Other dates:

  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Nov 13-20)
  • UQ St Lucia (Nov 13-20)
  • Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges (Nov 18-20)
  • QPAC


17 November:

  • Old Parliament House
  • Royal Australian Mint


  • Adelaide Oval (Nov 15)
  • Parliament House (Nov 17)


16 November:

  • Matagarup Bridge
  • Mount Street Bridge
  • Sky Ribbon
  • Joondalup Drive Bridge
  • Northbridge Tunnel

17 November:

  • Busselton Civic Centre
  • Bunbury Outer Harbour
  • Elizabeth Quay


  • HCC Sites (Nov 14-20)
  • Crowne Plaza Hobart (Nov 13-20)


17 November:

  • Parliament House Fountain
  • Darwin Convention Centre

Thanks to our collaborating organisations Pancare Foundation, PanKind, GI Cancer Institute, Epworth Research Centre and The Garvan Institute who have worked together to Light up Australia purple. We can’t wait for you to see it all unfold!

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