Dawn to Dusk Vigils: Bring Priya, Nades and their girls home to Biloela
5 March 2021
Dawn to dusk vigils are being held TODAY to mark the third year that Priya, Nades and their daughters have been in detention. Can you join one of these peaceful vigils happening across Australia, from Biloela to Christmas Island?
Nades, Priya and their daughters are treasured members of the Biloela community. At 5am on Monday 5th March 2018, Australian Border Force officials, accompanied by police and Serco guards, arrived at the family’s home, allowed them only 10 minutes to pack, and took them away to a Melbourne detention centre. Now they're being held on Christmas Island, 5,000km from Biloela.
Biloela wants this family back. It's time to bring this peaceful, hardworking family home to Biloela, where they are wanted and welcome.
Please stand in support of this beautiful family and the #hometobilo community. Dawn to Dusk vigils will start in Biloela's Lion's Park at 5am (QLD time) and finish at the Cove Gazebos on Christmas Island at 4:30pm (local time).
Find a Vigil Near You Biloela Dawn to Dusk Vigil 5am Lions Park Cooper St, Biloela, QLD, Australia 4715 Brisbane Dusk Vigil 6.30pm King George Square, 100 Adelaide St, Brisbane City, QLD, Australia 4000 Sydney Dusk Vigil 6pm Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW Melbourne Dusk Vigil 5pm Parliament Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria Canberra Dusk Vigil 5.30pm Garema Place, Civic, ACT, Canberra, ACT, Australia 2601 Adelaide Dusk Vigil 6pm Pilgrim Uniting Church 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia 5000 Perth Dusk Vigil 6pm Murray Street, Perth, WA, Australia Hobart Dusk Vigil 5pm St. David's Cathedral, outside Darwin Dusk Vigil 5pm Mercure Darwin Airport Resort 1 Sir Norman Brearley Dr, Darwin, NT, Australia 0820 Bundaberg Dusk Vigil 5.30pm 41B Woongarra St, Bundaberg, Central QLD 4670, Australia Newcastle Dusk Vigil 5pm King St Civic Pk Newcastle, NSW Port Macquarie Dusk Vigil 6pm Port Macquarie Foreshore, Edmund Barton statue, Port Macquarie NSW Armidale Dusk Vigil 7.30pm Central Park 125 Dangar St, Armidale NSW Australia 2350 Warrnambool Vigil12pm Dan Tehan MP's office, 73 Kepler St Warrnambool, Victoria Moruya Dusk Vigil 6pm Red Door Hall St Johns Anglican, Moruya, NSW
Yeppoon Dusk Vigil 6pm Beaman Park Yeppoon, QLD, Australia Christmas Island Dusk Vigil 4.30pm Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island, WA, Australia
Hold Your Own Vigil If you’re unable to attend a #hometobilo vigil, please mark the three year anniversary by downloading the Home to Bilo cockatoo and place it in your street-facing window, doorway, letterbox, etc.
Stand in your doorway, driveway or on your balcony, with a candle at 6pm, your local time.
Please take a photo and upload it to social media with the #hometobilo hashtag.
Download the Bilo cockatoo here
If possible, we encourage you to attend the Free All Refugees Rally and March before the #hometobilo Brisbane vigil and help us demand justice for all refugees.
For more information about the #hometobilo campaign and what you can do, visit the Home to Bilo website.
Vigils hosted by
Bring Priya, Nades and their girls home to Biloela @SolidaritywithBiloela
Refugee Action Collective, RAC Qld