Blue Knot Day



“As an awareness day, it was fantastic to see so many people interested. It was a privilege to meet so many amazing and inspiring people, I was incredibly humbled. I will look very forward to working with you in the future. You truly are inspirational!”

PENNY BREWER EO to Senator Bilyk

“I was happy to participate and promote Blue Knot Day for Blue Knot Foundation who work tirelessly as great advocates giving a voice and representation for all adult survivors. Their training and work with governments and other organisations is exceptional and much appreciated.”


“Blue Knot Day is a reminder that there are many Australians who are survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. The strength, courage and resilience of those who have come forward to the Royal Commission to tell us their story shows us that recovery is possible.”

Justice Peter McClellan

“Getting involved in supporting Blue Knot Foundation's national day of awareness helped me help myself in a safe way. It also allows me to show my support for other young survivors because we HAVE survived and I truly believe that supportive communities help survivors recover.”


“I am somewhat delighted that the Blue Knot Day Pins are sold out, this means awareness is being raised and people are getting behind survivors. Here's hoping it will bring about significant change!”


What is Blue Knot Day?

Blue Knot Day 2017
          Proudly sponsored by:

Shine Lawyers

Blue Knot Day is Blue Knot Foundation's national awareness day celebrated in October every year. This year it will be held on Monday 16 October. On this day, we ask all Australians to unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

A wide range of community events and activities, such as Blue Knot Day morning teas and BBQs, will be held across Australia on Monday 16 October and throughout the week of 16-22 October. 

The theme of Blue Knot Day 2017 is “Unite in Support of Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma”, encouraging widespread, visible community support across Australia. This year’s theme builds on the Blue Knot Day 2016 campaign of collaboration, ‘Together we lead the way to survivor recovery’. This year we encourage all Australians to unite. 

Unite in Support of Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma highlights the strength there is in unity, and that healing and recovery cannot occur in isolation. We encourage communities, families, media, workplaces and all Australians to unite in support of adult survivors of childhood trauma.

If you would like to organise an event in your community, volunteer your time or find out more about Blue Knot Day, please click the link below and fill the form. Some people and organisations prefer to hold events, which bring people together in support of survivors. You might choose to have some Blue Knot Day merchandise at your event. If you would like to purchase some click here to visit our online shop


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If you would like to fundraise below are some simple ideas for you or your organisation this Blue Knot Day:

Online fundraising - Blue Knot Foundation has an existing profile on a few online fundraising platforms where you can develop a personalised fundraising page, choose Blue Knot Foundation as your nominated charity and direct your donors to your page to seek online donations. Blue Knot Foundation is on the following platforms: 

Offline fundraising - If you prefer to fundraise at your Blue Knot Day event where you will be collecting cash, please read our Event and Fundraising Guidelines and complete the Events and Fundraising form

Thanks to our Blue Knot Day 2016 sponsors Shine Lawyers, blueshyft and Copabella Foundation, Blue Knot Foundation was able to shine a bright light on Blue Knot Day last year, with the Sydney Opera House sails illuminated blue, bringing the issue of childhood trauma out of the darkness and into the light with the 2016 theme of ‘Together we lead the way to survivor recovery’.


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What's the Blue Knot about?

  • the tangled knot symbolises the complexity of childhood trauma
  • blue is the colour of the sky and a clear blue sky provides the space for new possibilities