What is National Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation.

The week is framed by the anniversaries of two significant milestones in our reconciliation journey - the successful 1967 Referendum (27 May) and the High Court Mabo decision (3 June). 

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023 is Be a Voice for Generations.

This encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.
For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, let’s choose to create a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.

National Reconciliation Week 2023: Events in Victoria

See the calendar of Reconciliation Victoria events here.

Local Reconciliation Groups

  • Geelong One Fire

Reconciliation in the Park

When: Sunday 28 May, 10am - 3pm

Where: Johnston Park, Geelong

  • Nillumbik Reconciliation Group

25 Years of Reconciliation

When: Sunday 28 May, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Where: Eltham Community and Reception Centre

University and Education Events

  • National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Practice

First Nations Voice to Parliament Campus Dialogues

Multiple Events:
Monday 29 May, 2pm - 3pm at Ballarat

Tuesday 30 May, 2pm- 3pm at Gippsland

Thursday 1 June, 12-1pm Berwick

Friday 2 June, 10:30am - 11:30am Horsham

Register for all events here

Community Events

  • The Long Walk

Community event open to all

Reconciliation Victoria and Reconciliation Australia stall.

When: Sat 20 May, 12pm - 5:30pm
Where: Alexandra Gardens, Naarm

  • Reconciliation Week BBQ

Barrbunin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place

When: Wed 3 May, 2023  12.30pm-2pm

Where: 65 Catalina St, Heidelberg West VIC

  • Reconciliation Week Family Day

Barrbunin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place

When: Sat 3 June, 10-1.30pm

Where: 65 Catalina St, Heidelberg West VIC

Local Government Events

  • Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Truth-telling with Yoorrook Justice Commission

When: Tues 30 May, 7pm - 9pm

Where: Kyneton Town Hall

  • Merri-bek Council

Ballerrt Mooroop Day

When: Sun 28 May, 12pm - 3pm

Where: Ballerrt Mooroop Ceremonial Site, Glenroy

  • Maroondah City Council

Maroondah Celebrates Reconciliation

When: Friday 2 June, 10am-12pm

Where: Ringwood Town Hall

More details

To register your event or find one nearby you, visit Reconciliation Australia's NRW Calendar.

For further information on NRW 23, visit Reconciliation Australia's website.

Keep up to date with Reconciliation Victoria's activity on our social media pages.