• There are candlelight vigils being held around Australia for the victims of the gun massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
In the wake of the gun massacre at LGBT+ nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida, Australians are coming together to mourn the 50 lives lost.
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

13 Jun 2016 - 3:28 PM  UPDATED 15 Jun 2016 - 11:23 AM

Australians are coming together to mourn the lives lost during America's worst gun massacre in history, with 49 dead and 53 injured. Here are the candlelight vigils organised around Australia so far. We will update if any more are added.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES 

Newcastle, NSW

When: Thursday, June 16, 6pm

Where: Nusa Building, University of Newcastle

Details here.

 

Albury, NSW

When: June 18, 12-2pm

Where: SWAG Albury Wodonga, QEII Square, Dean St

Details here.

 

Wagga, NSW

When: Thursday, June 16, 7-8pm

Where: Gazebo, Victory Memorial Gardens

Details here.

 

QUEENSLAND 

Townsville, QLD

When: June 19, 5-6:30pm

Where: Jezzine Barracks, Cook Street

Details here.

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA  

Adelaide, SA

When: June 18, 6-8pm

Where: Elder Park, King William Road

Details here.

 

VICTORIA

Daylesford, VIC

When: Sunday, June 19, 4-6pm

Where: The lawn outside the Daylesford Hotel

Details here.

 

Lismore, VIC

When: TONIGHT, June 15, 5-6pm

Where: Corner of Molesworth and Woodlark streets

 

Melbourne, VIC

When: TOMORROW, June 16, 5-6pm

Where: Federation Square, corner of Swanson and Flinders streets,

Details here.

 

Geelong, VIC

When: TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 15, 7pm

Where: Johnstone Park

Details here.

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth, WA

When: TONIGHT, June 15, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Amphitheatre.

Details here.

 

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