22 July : Australia Lights up for World Fragile X Day!

July 20th, 2023

World Fragile X Day is 22 July. This day is celebrated in many countries around the world including Australia.   Since 2016 Fragile X Association of Australia has invited significant landmarks across Australia to illuminate “ORANGE” on this day, orange being the signature colour for Fragile X in Australia.

In 2016,  Brisbane City Council and Launceston City Council were the founding partners for what is now a national program taking in landmarks in every state and territory.  Fast forward to 2023 – 105 landmarks have committed to shining a light for Fragile X.

This program is now international, thanks to FRAXA Research Foundation – close to 500 landmarks globally will take part to show support for the Fragile X community.

A website named World Fragile X Day has an Activity Map showing ALL of the landmarks illuminating for Fragile X on 22 July.

What’s lighting up in Australia near you??

ACTCANBERRAJohn Gorton Building
National Carillon
National Museum
Old Parliament House
Royal Australian Mint
Telstra Tower
Treasury Building
NSWALBURYAlbury Entertainment Centre
GRIFFITHNancy Blumer Memorial
LAKE MACQUARIEMAP mima, Lake Macquarie
NEWCASTLENewcastle Clock Tower Face
SYDNEYLane Cove Tunnel
Manly Town Hall
The Garvan Institute Dome
NTPALMERSTONFrances Drive Light pole
Palmerston Recreation Centre
Palmerston Watertower
QLDBRISBANEBreakfast Creek Bridge (14 July)
City Hall
Reddacliff Place (14 July)
Sandgate Town Hall
Sir Hielscher Bridges (14 July)
Story Bridge  (14 July)
Treasury Brisbane
Tropical Dome  (14 July)
Victoria Bridge (14 July)
Wickham Terrace Car Park (14 July)
CAIRNSCourt House Gallery
Reef Casino Hotel
GOLD COASTBroadbeach sign
Isle of Capri Bridge
Surfers Paradise sign
LONGREACHLongreach Tower
MACKAYSir Albert Abbott Administration Building
ROCKHAMPTONRiverside Heritage Facades
TOOWOOMBACouncil Annex
Victoria Street Bridge
TOWNSVILLEGeorge Roberts Bridge
Little Fletcher Bridge
Old Magistrates Court
Oxley St Fountain
Townsville Sign
Victoria Bridge
Wharton Reef Lighthouse
SAADELAIDEPort Adelaide Lighthouse
SA Power Networks Building
Sky City Casino sign
MOUNT GAMBIERMount Gambier Visitor Information Centre
Riddoch Arts and Culture Centre
UNLEYUnley Town Hall
TASMANIABURNIEBurnie Council Office
DEVONPORTparanaple convention centre
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
Elizabeth Mall
Franklin Square Fountain
Kennedy Lane
Rose Garden Bridge
Tasman Bridge
LAUNCESTONChalmers Building
Launceston Town Hall
Seaport Bridge
VICBALLARATEureka Memorial Park Fountain
Lake Wendouree Fountain
Town Hall Clockface
BENDIGOBendigo Conservatory
GEELONGCatenary Lights
MELBOURNE101 Collins Street
Bolte Bridge
CityLink Soundtube
Flinders Street Station
Melbourne Town Hall
Old Treasury Building
MOOROOPNAMooroopna Water Tower
SHEPPARTONMonash Park Tree
WGAC (West Gippsland Arts Centre)
Silver Ball (Water Tower)
Wodonga Water Tower
WAALBANYAlbany Town Square
Alison Hartman Gardens
BUNBURYArrol Crane, at Jetty Road
Guppy Park
Koolambidi Woola (Bunbury’s youth precinct)
Koombana Bay Footbridge
Koombana Bay Foreshore
Marlston Hill Lookout
Marlston Waterfront
Richmond Reserve
The Navigators at Koombana Drive roundabout
BUSSELTONBusselton Civic & Administration Centre and sign
GERALDTONQueens Park Theatre
KALGOORLIEWilliam Grundt Memorial Library
KARRATHARed Earth Arts Precinct
MANDURAHMandurah Bridge
PERTHConcert Hall
Council House
Crown Metropol
Curtin Stadium (Curtin University)
Joondalup Drive Bridge
Mount Street Bridge
Northbridge Tunnel Façade
Optus Stadium (21st July)
Parliament House Fountain (21st July)
The Bell Tower, Perth
Trafalgar Bridge

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