A small group of mourners gathered in Ulverstone on Sunday night to pay tribute to Gabbie Marshall, whose body was found in a home on Main Street last week.
The 23 year old had moved to the coast from Queensland less than a month ago.
She was found suffering suspected stab wounds in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The vigil was organised by Central Coast Councillor Amanda Diprose, and community group Little Free Pantry.
In a post on its Facebook page, organisers said they wanted to help the community recover.
"We want to give everyone an opportunity to come together in a show of support and comfort after the shocking events of the past week."
Liberal Member for Braddon, Felix Ellis, was among those paying tribute to the young mother.
"The alleged murder of Gabrielle Marshall in Ulverstone has shaken so many in our close-knit community," he said.
"She was only 23 and is survived by her daughter."
A 35 year old Ulverstone man has been charged with murder, and is due to face court again next month.
Image: Felix Ellis Facebook