International Overdose Awareness Day: 1,000 Paper Cranes

31 August 2019 12:00 am Australia/Hobart

    Senbazuru is the art of folding 1,000 paper cranes. It is said that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes and make a wish, it will come true. The ATDC is calling on members of the Tasmanian community to help build 1,000 Japanese cranes to remember Tasmanians lost to overdose and wish for a community free from the harm of overdose.

    Drug overdose continues to impact Tasmanians of all backgrounds – with more than one person lost every week to overdose across Tasmania.

    The ATDC can provide you with paper to build one (or 100!) cranes – contact us!

    Follow the easy instructions to build a paper crane.

    Where do I deliver my cranes?

    Deliver to the ATDC at Suite 1, Level 1/175 Collins Street, TAS, 7000.

    Can my cranes be collected?

    Contact Katie on (03) 6231 5002 or via email at

    Where can I see the finished cranes?

    The ATDC will launch the display of cranes on Friday 30 August 2019 (location to be announced). The cranes will then travel across Tasmania to be displayed. If your organisation is interested in hosting the cranes, please get in touch.

    How much time do I have?

    All cranes will need to be delivered by 5pm on Friday, 23 August. For more information visit