In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, this November iconic buildings over Australia will light up purple to raise awareness for the disease and to celebrate and honour survivors and loved ones.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in Australia with one of the lowest 5 year survival rates at 11.5%. There has been no significant change to the survival rate in 40 years. Early signs of the disease are difficult to detect leading to late diagnosis and a poor prognosis, treatment options are limited although new treatments are being trailed.

This year World Pancreatic Cancer Day falls on the 17th November, PanKind alongside the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Alliance will light up iconic venues in every state in Australia to draw much needed attention to pancreatic cancer.

The full list of locations across the state that are set to light up purple are as follows.


  • Central Station Grand Concourse (17th Nov)
  • Westconnex St Peters Interchange (17th Nov)
  • Newcastle City Hall (17th Nov)
  • City Beach Function Centre (17th Nov)
  • The Big Banana (17th Nov)
  • Olympic Park Precinct (17th Nov)
  • Manly Town Hall (17th Nov)


  • Fed Square (17th Nov)
  • MCG (17th Nov)
  • Glen Eira Town Hall (17th Nov)
  • AAMI Park (17th Nov)
  • Bolte Bridge and Sound Tube (17th Nov)
  • Kingston Clocktower (17th Nov)


  • Story Bridge (16th Nov)
  • Victoria Bridge (16th Nov)
  • Wickham Terrace Car Park Architectural Wall (16th Nov)
  • The Breakfast Creek Bridge, Newstead (16th Nov)
  • City Hall (16th Nov)
  • King George Square (16th Nov)
  • Kurilpa Bridge (16 – 20th Nov)
  • Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges (18 – 20th Nov)
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (13th-20th Nov)
  • Southbank and Roma St Parklands (17th Nov)
  • UQ St Lucia (13 – 20th Nov)
  • The Queen St Mall, Wintergarden Facade (17th Nov)
  • Suncorp Stadium (16th Nov)
  • QPAC (Dates TBC)
  • Government House Queensland (17th Nov)
  • Marina Mirage (17th Nov)
  • AOSCO Sites- Digital Billboards across the city (13th – 20th Nov)


  • Old Parliament House (17th Nov)
  • Royal Australian Mint (17th Nov)


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


  • HCC Sites (14th – 20th Nov)
  • Crowne Plaza Hobart (13th – 20th Nov)
  • Launceston Town Hall (17th Nov)


  • Matagarup Bridge (16th Nov)
  • Mount Street Bridge (16th Nov)
  • Sky Ribbon (16th Nov)
  • Joondalup Drive Bridge (16th Nov)
  • Northbridge Tunnel (16th Nov)
  • The Bell Tower → WA (16th – 17th Nov)
  • Busselton Civic Centre (17th Nov)
  • Bunbury Outer Harbour (17th Nov)
  • Elizabeth Quay (17th Nov)
  • Biodiversity and Convention Centre (Kings Park and Botanic Garden) (17th Nov)


  • Parliament House Fountain (17th Nov)
  • Darwin Convention Centre (17th Nov)



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