Get active, join team #steps4change and raise funds to stop family violence against women and children.

Era joined #teamsteps4change and took part in Run Melbourne 2017.

You can take steps4change by participating in any marathon, run, walk or other organised fitness event around Australia and, at the same time, raise funds to help provide women and children with 24/7 access to support, information and assistance to escape family violence through safe steps Family Violence Response Centre.

I chose to raise funds for safe steps as part of a marathon event. Knowing I was helping women affected by domestic violence was a great motivator, it really helped me stay focused during training and made the whole experience so much more worthwhile. – Kelly

From a walk to a full marathon or a colour run, there are all sorts of events you can take part in and make a huge difference. Every step you take, and every dollar you raise, will help. It’s easy!

Step 1: Select and sign up for a run or walk event

Listed below are some of the more popular events around Victoria and Australia, but you can choose any organised run or walk event you like.


Run Melbourne | 28th July 2019 | Melbourne |  Half Marathon, 10km, 5km run.

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival | 13 October 2019 | Melbourne | Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5.7km run, 3km walk

Other states

New South Wales

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival | 16 September 2018 | Sydney | Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km 3.5km

The Sun Herald City2Surf | 12 August 2018 | Sydney |15km


The Canberra Times Fun Run | September 2018 | Canberra |15km


Brisbane Marathon Festival | 5 August 2018 | Brisbane | Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, Kids 2km

Bridge to Brisbane | 26 August 2018 | Brisbane |10km, 5km

Sunshine Coast Marathon | 17-19 August 2018 | Sunshine Coast | Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, Kids 2km

The Color Run Hero Tour | 19 August 2018 | Gold Coast | 5km


Point to Pinnacle | 18 November 2018 | Hobart | Half Marathon, 10km

South Australia

Barossa Marathon Festival | 18-19 August 2018 | Barossa Valley | Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km

Kangaroo Island Marathon | 1 September 2018 | Kangaroo Island | Marathon, Half Marathon

Western Australia

Perth City to Surf | 26 August 2018 | Perth | Marathon, Half Marathon, 12km, 4km

Step 2: set up your online fundraising page

Most running events will prompt you to create a fundraising page when you register. If the event doesn’t have this option, click here to create your own steps4change online fundraising page here.

Step 3: Start fundraising!

Once your fundraising page is set up, send out the link to your friends and family and ask them to make a donation. You can also share the link to your fundraising page on  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Don’t want to do it alone? Why not get a group of your friends, family or work colleagues involved?!

Have questions or need help getting started? Get in touch with our Fundraising team! We’re here to help: fundraising@safesteps.org.au | (03) 9928 9660