Join us: Be part of the 2019 Red Ribbon Appeal


Every year, hundreds of amazing volunteers join us to hit the streets and train stations across NSW in the lead up to, and on World AIDS Day, to raise much-needed funds for Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal.

Every dollar raised will help us continue our work in providing community-based initiatives that aim to reduce HIV transmissions in NSW by 2020, and deliver programs and services that support people living with HIV.

Be part of the movement and join us in the Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal.



Volunteer to sell red ribbons on the street across NSW

You can volunteer by yourself (and meet fabulous people), with friends and co-workers, or with your local community group or organisation at selected locations in Sydney and across regional NSW on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December (World AIDS Day). There are plenty of times and locations to suit your availability. During your volunteer shift, you’ll be selling merchandise such as red ribbons and pins, and collecting donations. You don’t need any sales experience. Just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable shoes – we take care of the rest. Click here to register



Shake buckets at leading venue and theatres

Every year, Sydney's leading theatre companies, bars and clubs open their doors to allow us to shake buckets after performances, or during parties and events. You'll be collecting much-needed donations at some of the best shows and parties in town. It's great fun and fabulous way to meet new people, or get your friends or colleagues together. Volunteer as much or as little as you like, we are grateful for any support you can provide – every little bit counts! Click here to find out more about venue bucket collections



Get your organisation/workplace involved

Many organisations support the Red Ribbon Appeal by holding an event or activation to raise awareness of, and to fundraise for, World AIDS Day. Some organise teams to sell red ribbon merchandise together, others order countertop boxes to sell red ribbon merchandise to their customers and colleagues. Many do a morning tea or a fundraiser. Big or small, it’s up to you on what you do. Get in touch and we’ll provide you with all the support you need. Click here for more information on getting your organisations involved



Buy Red Ribbon merchandise

Support the Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal by buying red ribbon merchandise. Purchase them at participating outlets and businesses. You can also buy merchandise and sell them at your workplace. We deliver the countertop box and you can encourage customers and colleagues to purchase a ribbon in the lead up to and on World AIDS Day. If you work in a large company, you can even ask your employer to match the funds you raise through a community fundraising initiative. Click here to purchase red ribbon merchandise online



Donate to the Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal

By getting involved with the Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal, you are helping raise much needed funds to go towards ACON’s community initiatives, programs and services that aim to end HIV in NSW by 2020, and support people living with HIV. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Click here to donate




Attend a World AIDS Day / Red Ribbon Appeal fundraiser

We’re grateful for the support we receive every year from organisations, businesses, promoters, corporations and community groups. This year, a host of events are being held in support of the Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal. Make a difference and attend a Red Ribbon Appeal fundraiser. Click here to find out what’s on


To register as a volunteer, order countertop boxes, purchase merchandise, view events or to make a donation, visit