what is 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.

small Grants program

The Small Grants program will be returning in 2023.

Reconciliation Victoria is proud to offer small grants of up to $500 to local reconciliation groups, community groups, local councils, schools and early learning centres to assist with the planning of events to commemorate National Reconciliation Week 2023.

We will be announcing the application process in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Image: Maharishi School, Small Grant 2022 recipient.
Students at the Reconciliation Week assembly with a Welcome to Country.


Watch this space for updates on events happening across Victoria.

Check out our social media and the Reconciliation Australia website to keep up to date with National Reconciliation Week activities.