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 2024 is Now More Than Ever.

This year's theme is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must continue.

Now more than ever, we need to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation. We know that the 6.2 million Australians who voted YES are committed to better outcomes for First Nations people, and are with us.  

It is imperative that supporters of reconciliation stand up to defend and uphold the rights of First Nations peoples. To call out racism wherever we encounter it, and to actively reinforce the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across this continent.  

Now more than ever, the work continues. In treaty making, in truth-telling, in understanding our history, in education, and in tackling racism. We need connection. We need respect. We need action. And we need change.  

Now more than ever, we need reconciliation.

Learn more about #NRW2024

Events in Victoria

Keep an eye out for NRW events in Victoria. We will be updating this page regularly.
If you would like to feature your NRW event, please contact us.

All events are the responsibility of the organisers, please contact the relevant organiser for more details.

Saturday 25 May

The Long
Walk Naarm

Yarra Park MCG, 2-6pm. Find out more here.

Dreamtime Match
at the MCG

Melbourne Cricket Ground, 7:40pm. Find out more here.

Welcome to Country and Yidiki Performance

Sandringham Library, 1-1:30pm. Find out more here.


Sunday 26 May

Ballerrt Mooroop
Day 2024

208A Hilton St, Glenroy, 3-5pm. Find out more here.

Knox City's
Sorry Day Ceremony

Knox Civic Centre Yarning Circle, 10am-1pm. Find out more here.

National Sorry Day
Glen Eira

City Council Auditorium, 3-5pm. Find out more here.

Free Aboriginal
Heritage Walk

Royal Botanical Gardens, 11am-12:30pm daily. Find out more here.

National Sorry Day
with Link-Up

Koorie Heritage Trust, 10:30am-1pm. Contact Link-Up here.

Monday 27 May

National Reconciliation Week Virtual Breakfast 

Online, 7:30am-9am. Find out
more here

2024 Reconciliation Week Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Castlemaine Market Building, 9am-5pm daily. Find out more here.

National Reconciliation Week Oration 2024

Melbourne Town Hall, 12:15-2:30pm. Find out more here.

Cardinia Shire
Flag Raising

Cardinia Shire Civic Centre, 12:30-2pm. Find out more here.

Wear It Yellow

School, workplace or community centre, all day. Find out more here.

Central Victorian Indigenous
Film Festival

Various locations, all week. Find out more here.

In Conversation with Professor Andrew Gunstone

Federation University, 5:30-7pm. Contact GWRN here.

Reconciliation
on the Rooftop

North Fitzroy Library, 11am- 1pm. Find out more here.

National Reconciliation Week Creative Workshop

Sunshine Library, 3:30-4:30pm.
Find out more here.


Tuesday 28 May

MDAS Reconciliation Day
Swan Hill

MDAS Hall Swan Hill, 11am-3pm. Find out more here.

2024 Sorry Day
Lunch

Sth Melbourne Community Centre, 12:30-3pm. Find out more here.

Journey on
Wadawurrung Country

Grant Pavilion, 10am-3pm daily. Find out more here.


Wednesday 29 May

Returning Our Ancestors Film Screening

Clocktower Centre, 1-3pm.
Find out more here.

An Evening with Uncle Bart Willoughby

Mt Waverley Community Centre, 6:30-8pm. Find out more here.

National Reconciliation Week Creative Workshop

Deer Park Library, 2:30-4pm.
Find out more here.

Culture and Stories Workshop with Uncle Shane Charles

Deer Park Library, 4-5pm.
Find out more here.

National Reconciliation Week Creative Workshop

Sydenham Library, 3:30-4:30pm.
Find out more here.

2024 Swinburne Annual Reconciliation Lecture

Hawthorn Hotel, 5-7:30pm.
Find out more here.

Self-reflection
Workshop

Bendigo Library, 6-8:30pm. Find out more here.


Thursday 30 May

Maggolee Awards
Ceremony

Djerring Flemington Hub, 10am-1pm. Find out more here.

MDAS Reconciliation
Day Mildura

Jaycee Park, 11am-2pm daily. Find out more here.

Reconciliation Week
Art Workshop

St Albans Library, 4pm-5pm. Find out more here.

Youth Art for
Reconciliation 2024

At The Track Gallery, Wed-Fri 2-6pm & Sat-Sun 10am-4pm until 9 June.

Now More than Ever - Reconciliation Week Panel

Brother Fox Cafeteria & Events, 12:30-1:30pm. Find out more here.


Friday 31 May

Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service

Second World War Forecourt, 11am-12pm. Find out more here.

Youth Art for Reconciliation Opening Night

At The Track Gallery, 6:30-8pm. Contact 0412 772 711 for more info.


Saturday 1 June

First Nations-led Tour of HM Prison Pentridge

Pentridge Prison, 10:30am-1:30pm. Find out more here.

Native Flora and Fauna
Guided Tour

Mallanbool Reserve, 10:30am-2:15pm. Find out more here.

Decolonizing
Collaborations

Murnong First Peoples Gathering Place, 2-5pm. Find out more here.

Sweet As:
Film Screening

Portlands Arts Centre, 2-3:30pm. Find out more here.

Allyship -
Humble & Powerful

Yarraville Senior Citizens Centre, 2-4pm. Find out more here.


Sunday 2 June

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

Reconciliation
in the Park

Johnstone Park, 10am-3pm. Find out more here.


Monday 3 June

Whose land is it
anyway?

Sth Melbourne Temperance Hall, 3:30-5:30pm. Find out more here.

More details

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

For further information on NRW 2024, visit Reconciliation Australia's website.

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