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.
20 - 26 March 2023 - 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.
2– 9 July 2023
This year's theme is "For our Elders!"
Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.
They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones.
Our loved ones who pick us up in our low moments and celebrate us in our high ones. Who cook us a feed to comfort us and pull us into line, when we need them too.
They guide our generations and pave the way for us to take the paths we can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how to place ourselves in the world.
We draw strength from their knowledge and experience, in everything from land management, cultural knowledge to justice and human rights. Across multiple sectors like health, education, the arts, politics and everything in between, they have set the many courses we follow.
The struggles of our Elders help to move us forward today. The equality we continue to fight for is found in their fight. Their tenacity and strength has carried the survival of our people.
It is their influence and through their learnings that we must ensure that when it comes to future decision making for our people, there is nothing about us - without us.
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.