Taking steps to end domestic violence
The Step Out Speak Out Walk raises awareness about domestic violence and asks men to stand up and say no to violence against women. The annual Walk is organised by NSW Police Eastern Beaches Local Area Command and Randwick City Council.
When and where
The Step Out Speak Out Walk will be held on Friday 22 November 2019 between 7.15am and 9am, from High Cross Park Randwick to Grant Reserve, Coogee.
Parking is available at the Dolphin Street car park at Coogee. A shuttle bus service will operate from the car park to High Cross Park from 6.45am. This will be a continuous round trip until 7.25am.
Following the BBQ Breakfast at Grant Reserve, the Community Bus will transport participants back to High Cross Park via the Dolphin Street car park. This will assist participants who park at the Dolphin Street Car Park and near High Cross Park.
The walk commences at 7.30am from High Cross Park, corner of Avoca Street and Coogee Bay Road, Randwick.
Participants proceed along Coogee Bay Road to Coogee Beach, head south along the promenade and finish at Grant Reserve at Coogee.
You can download the Step Out Speak Out Walk map PDF, 111.04 KB.
NSW Health warning
NSW Health is reminding people to once again be vigilant about their health, with smoke from fires north of Sydney prompting a poor air quality forecast for Friday.
NSW Health Director of Environmental Health, Dr Richard Broome said the fine particles in smoke can irritate the respiratory system and aggravate existing lung and heart conditions.
People with breathing conditions should avoid outdoor physical activity when there’s smoke around and people with asthma should also follow their Asthma Action Plan and carry their relieving medication with,” he said. “If you’re prescribed a preventer puffer, it’s really important to be taking it at the moment.”
There are a number of local women’s refuges helping women and children escaping violence. The Safe Haven is a foundation that provides funding for case management and counselling for victims of family violence, a critically important thing to assist women in safety planning and dealing with the trauma of the violence.
Sydney fathers - Tweet or Instagram your father/son photo to make a stand against violence. Use the hash tag #ARealManSaysNo to set an example and say no to violence against women.
Breakfast and ceremony afterwards
Following the walk, an informal breakfast, speeches and oath ceremony will take place at Grant Reserve, finishing by 9am. We hope you can participate in this important awareness raising event.
We are proud to be supported by a number of local organisations and thank them for their generosity.
Please note that temporary road closures will occur tomorrow along Coogee Bay Road.
Residents must also be advised that there will be additional aircraft noise from 7.30–8am. A Police and Australian Army helicopter will follow the participants from the top of Coogee Bay Road to Grant Reserve.
Take a look at the Highlights from the Step Out Speak Out (previously Sydney's White Ribbon Walk) from 2017.