Purple Day Celebration and illuminations

Purple Day Celebration

Due to the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Epilepsy Queensland has with deep regret decided to postpone our Purple Day celebration at South Bank. We will work with our partners to find a date later in the year when it is safer to participate in “non-essential events” in line with State and National Health Department advice or be back bigger and better for Purple Day 2021. Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in this event.

March is our major National fundraising and awareness campaign for the year. Unfortunately, Coronavirus will have a significant impact on our ability to raise funds and awareness throughout the month of March. Any support you can provide through virtual fundraising events or sharing our posts on social media is genuinely appreciated. Please note purple illuminations will still be going ahead at locations across the State and we look forward to seeing how you #GoPurpleForEpilepsy whether it be at one of our illuminations or at home.

Your health and safety remain our primary concern, so please take care and follow the instructions of Queensland Health during this time.

For an update on coronavirus and epilepsy visit our website or If you wish to discuss this event or, please contact our team 1300 852 853.


Purple Landmark Illuminations

Did you see Brisbane light up purple from a different angle and take the FREE City Hopper along the Brisbane River? For those not in Brisbane on Purple Day 2020 we had purple illuminations and fountains across the State including Ayr Fountain, Brisbane City Hall, Forgan Smith Building – UQ, King George Square, Kurilpa Bridge, Newstead Gasometer, Parliament House, QPAC, Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge (Brisbane), Munro Martin Parklands (Cairns), Graincorp Dalby West Silos, Ipswich Civic Centre, Mackay fountain, Graincorp Carrington Port silos (Newcastle) Victoria Bridge (Toowoomba), Oxley Street fountain (Townsville). Thank you to everyone who took a purple selfie, tagged @epilepsyqueensland and #GoPurpleForEpilepsy to go into the draw for an iPhone 11. We are pleased to announce the winners of this competition were Ipswich locals Codie and Ollie Sheppard. Check out the Terms and conditions.


Read more about how people celebrated Purple Day across Queensland.