Significant Dates on the Traditional Owners Calendar

26 January - Australia Day for some and Survival Day for others however it is a national day providing an opportunity to acknowledge and learn about our nation's past.

13 February - Anniversary of Apology delivered by the Prime Minister in 2008, for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that inflicted grief, suffering and losses on Australia’s First Nations peoples.


15 - 21 March 2024 - Harmony Week starting with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity.  A week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination.

Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds.

It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​

To participate, you can wear orange to show your support, or you can attend/host a Harmony Week event  HARMONY DAY EVENTS>>

26 May - National Sorry Day for the Stolen Generation remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

27 May - Anniversary of 1967 Referendum where Australians voted to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census. It also gave the Australian Government the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

27 May to 3 June -National Reconciliation Week for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

3 June - Mabo (Native Title) Day is the anniversary of the 1992 Australian High Court Mabo decision leading to to the legal recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of lands. 

First week of July  - NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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This year's theme is " Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud

The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week, which first began in 1975, is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

We pay our respects to the Elders we’ve lost and to those who continue fighting for us across all our Nations and we pay homage to them. 




 4 August - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day is a time to celebrate the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

9 August - International Day of the World's Indigenous People to promote and protect the rights of the world's Indigenous populations.