What’s happening in Australia for “Dyslexia Empowerment Week”?

If you’re out at Sydney City tonight, catch the Darling Harbour or the Town Hall glowing a brilliant red, and be sure to share it across social media, to help the cause.

What cause, you ask? Well, in honor of the “Dyslexia Empowerment Week” that starts today from the 16th – 22nd of October all the significant monuments and landmarks across Australia will be lit up in red for “Light it Red for Dyslexia” tonight on the 15th of October at sundown.


The idea of lighting monuments red for dyslexia is a form of empowerment. Many dyslexic learners have been crushed by the slice of a teacher’s red pen across work they have poured their hearts and souls into. “Light it Red for Dyslexia” is an opportunity to take back the color red and transform it from a color of captivity to a symbol of power and awareness. I have listed down below the monuments and buildings that will be lit up in red tonight – be sure to check it out and maybe click a few snapshots to upload with the hashtag #lightitredfordyslexia .

Now in its fourth year, “Dyslexia Empowerment Week” is a national event that has created to increase awareness of dyslexia in support of the estimated 10-20% members of our community that are dyslexic. Throughout the week there will be multiple events running all around Australia, so if you are keen and interested in being part of the events taking place in your state, please visit this website for more information www.dyslexiaempowermentweek.com.au

Check out what will be lit up in your state:

Australian Capital Territory

  • National Carillon
  • Old Parliament House
  • Royal Australian Mint
  • Telstra Tower

New South Wales

  • Luminous at Darling Quarter,
  • Darling Harbour (Sydney)
  • Luna Park (Sydney)
  • Newcastle Clock Tower
  • Monaro Street trees (Queanbeyan)
  • Museum/City Library Courtyard & Fountain (Orange)
  • NSW State Library (Sydney)
  • Sydney Town Hall
  • The Big Banana (Coffs Harbour)
  • Tacking Point Lighthouse
  • (Port Macquarie)
  • Wollongong Lighthouse
  • Yamba Lighthouse

South Australia

  • Adelaide Town Hall Balcony
  • City of Playford signs/monuments along Main North Rd ((Elizabeth)
  • Gawler Town Hall & Institute
  • Building (Gawler)
  • Gustav and his dog monument
  • (Eudunda)
  • Jetty Road (Glenelg)
  • King Street Bridge (Glenelg)
  • Parliament House (Adelaide)
  • Tonsley Campus of Flinders University (Clovelly Park)
  • War Memorial (Mallala)


  • Elizabeth Street Mall (Hobart)
  • Wrest Point Tasmania (Hobart)Victoria


  • Ballarat Town Hall Clock Face
  • Central Deborah Poppet Head (Bendigo)
  • Geelong Waterfront:
  • Antique Carousel
  • Customs House Lawn
  • Deakin Uni signage
  • Palm Trees at the end of
  • Bellerine St.
  • Girton Grammar Naunton
  • Family Building (Bendigo)
  • Kingston Clock Face (Moorabbin)
  • Melbourne Star Observation
  • Wheel
  • Water Tower on High Street,
  • (Wodonga — opposite Library
  • and The Cube)

Western Australia

  • Brookfield Place (Perth)
  • Elizabeth Quay (Perth)
  • Perth Bell Tower
  • Trafalgar Bridge (East Perth)
  • Wellard Oval (Kwinana)

Northern Territory

  • Darwin Convention Centre

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