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

National Reconciliation Week 2024: Events in Victoria

Keep an eye out for National Reconciliation events in Victoria here.
We will be updated this page in the coming months.

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.