To help raise the “We’re Still Here!” message – that tens of thousands of polio survivors are still here in Australia and living with polio’s late effects – we’re lighting as many landmarks as we can in orange during the month of October. If you see any of these landmarks illuminated orange, take a photo and post it to our Facebook page or share it with us via email at [email protected]. Would you like a landmark in your area to participate? Use this letter template from our PAM Resources Page.


Images of a few of the landmarks that lit up orange for Polio Awareness Month 2023:



Below are landmarks that have confirmed participation in our Polio Awareness Month 2023 illumination campaign:

State/Territory City Landmark Date
Australian Capital Territory Canberra Telstra Tower 8 and 9 October
Questacon 8-14 October
13 Light Rail Stations 8-11 & 13 October
Canberra Times Fountain
Malcolm Fraser Bridge
Royal Australian Mint 12 October
New South Wales Sydney Olympic Park Train Station 8 October
Accor Stadium (Stadium Australia)
Novotel Hotel at Sydney Olympic Park
Pullman Hotel at Sydney Olympic Park
Ibis Hotel at Sydney Olympic Park
Olympic Plaza Lighting Towers
Opal Tower
Boomerang Tower
Rouse Hill Town Centre Fountains 8-14 October
Newcastle Newcastle City Hall Clock Tower 9 October
Coffs Harbour The Big Banana 14 October
Northern Territory Palmerston Palmerston Water Tower 8-14 October
Francis Drive Light Pole
Alice Springs Centrepoint Building – Video screen message
Queensland Brisbane Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 October
Suncorp Stadium 8 October
Kurilpa Bridge 8-10 October
Sandgate Town Hall 8-14 October
Parliament House
Brisbane City Hall 14 October
King George Square
Story Bridge
Victoria Bridge
Reddacliff Place Sculptures
Wickham Terrace Car Park (Architectural Wall)
Tropical Dome & Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coo-tha
Sir Leo Hielscher/Gateway Bridge
Gold Coast Marina Mirage Shopping Centre Sails 8-14 October
Ipswich Ipswich City Council Building façade of 1 Nicholas Street
Mackay Sir Albert Abbott Administration Building 9 October
Newstead Breakfast Creek Bridge 14 October
Bundaberg Bundaberg Fig Tree Lights 23-26 October
Townsville Townsville Sign
Townsville City Council (103 Walker Street)
The Strand, Townsvillee
The Strand Fountain
Victoria Bridge
Wharton Reef Lighthouse
George Roberts Bridge
Old Magistrates Court House
Central Park Boardwalk
Little Fletcher Bridge
South Australia Adelaide Adelaide Oval 12 October
Unley Unley Town Hall 8-13 October
Victor Harbor Victor Harbor Local Government Landmarks 8-14 October
Tasmania Devonport paranaple convention centre – when not in use (weekday to weekday) 7-15 October
Launceston Launceston Town Hall 16 October
Victoria Geelong Catenary Lights 8-11 October
Melbourne Melbourne Town Hall 8 October
Rialto Tower halo lighting 8-14 October
Bolte Bridge 18 October
Citylink Sound Tube
Shepparton Mooroopna Water Tower 8-14 October
Monash Park Tree
Kyneton Kyneton Town Hall 24 October
Western Australia Fremantle Gatehouse Fremantle Prison – Lighting is pending repairs 8-14 October
Busselton Civic and Administration Building
Perth Elizabeth Quay 11-14 October
Yagan Square
Joondalup Drive Bridge 16 October
Matagarup Bridge
Mount Street Bridge
Northbridge Tunnel
Sky Ribbon
Mandurah Mandurah Bridge 14 October
Bunbury Marlston Hill Lookout 16-17 October
Marlston Waterfront
Koombana Bay Footbridge
Koombana Bay Foreshore
Guppy Park
The Navigators at the Koombana Drive roundabout
Richmond Reserve
Historic Arrol Crane at Jetty Road
Koolambidi Woola (Bunbury’s Youth Precinct)