26 January Events 2023

26 January Events 2023

To mark January 26, Reconciliation Victoria promotes state-wide events that recognise and pay respect to First Peoples culture, country, and history. We support truth-telling and help to promote events which honour and strengthen First Peoples stories and rightful place in Australia’s identity.

All events are family friendly and encourage unity and respect for First Peoples, culture, and truth-telling about Australia’s history.

The list and event details will be updated regularly in the lead up to Thursday, 26 January.

Local and State Government Jan 26 Events 2023 

Ballarat City Council, Survival Day Dawn Ceremony

When: 5:30am
Where: Viewpoint, Lake Wendouree VIC

Manningham City Council: Walking the Path Together Healing Ceremony

When: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Where: MC Square Community Centre, Doncaster VIC

Merri-bek Council: 26 January Mourning Ceremony

When: 10am - 11am
Where: Coburg Civic Centre, Coburg VIC

Moonee Valley Council: Bunjil's Marroun Healing Ceremony

When: 5pm - 6pm
Where: Queen's Park, Moonee Ponds VIC

City of Stonnington: Healing Ceremony

When: 11:45am - 2pm
Where: Malvern Cricket Ground, Malvern VIC

City of Melbourne and City of Yarra: Share the Spirit Festival

When: 11am - 7pm
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC

Darebin City Council: Inclusive Community Events

Port Phillip Council: We-Akon Dilinja  

When: From 5:45am
Where: Alfred Square, St Kilda VIC

SurfCoast Shire: Pilk Purriyn

When: 5:30am - 7am
Where: Cosy Corner Beach, Torquay VIC

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council: Our Survival Day

When: 12pm - 7pm
Where: The Briars, Mount Martha VIC


Glen Eira Council: Koorie Chill Out

Shepparton Council: Survival Day Dawn Ceremony


ANTaR Australia have compiled a series of Survival Day Events

Victorian NAIDOC: Invasion Day Dawn Service

When: 6:15am - 7.15am
Where: Woi-wurrung country

Our Survival Day: by Our Songlines

When: 12pm - 7pm
Where: The Briars, Mount Martha VIC \

Belgrave Survival Day

When: Sunday 12 March
Where: Woi-wurrung Country

Mildura Survival Day

(Community Event)

When: From 11am
Where: Langtree Mall,  Kureinji Country

Hands on Health Australia: Mourning the Past, Uniting the Future

Supported by First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria and Aboriginal Advancement League

When: 10am - 6pm
Where: Aboriginal Advancement League, Thornbury VIC

Survival Day Picnic Walk and Talk

Picnic and Walk and Talk with Aunty Patrice Mahoney OAM on Churchill Island.
When: 10am

Where: Churchill Island Farm Cafe, Churchill Island VIC

Image Credit: Share the Spirit Festival

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Victoria.

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