Reconciliation Victoria supports a continuing national conversation about shifting our national day from January 26. Such a conversation would help us reflect on who we are as a nation, what we stand for, and what date in our history best reflects those values and attributes.
Reconciliation Victoria encourages local councils and organisations commemorating the day to recognise the honoured place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in our nation’s history, to be sensitive to the feelings of Aboriginal people who may see the day as one of mourning, and to see the day as an opportunity to promote understanding, respect and reconciliation.
There are some simple ways to approach 26th January respectfully, and acknowledge members of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Check out our Maggolee website for information about what local councils are doing to approach 26 January respectfully.
Survival/Invasion Day Events
Share The Spirit (Balit Narrun - Strong Spirit) Festival - Treasury Gardens 12 - 7pm
Belgrave Survival Day - Belgrave
Narrm Invasion Day Protest - Parliament House, 10.30am - 1pm
Invasion Day Dawn Service - Kings Domain Resting Place, 5.30 - 6.30am
Port Philip Morning of Mourning
Ballarat Survival Day Dawn Gathering
Whittlesea Dawn Ceremony
Belgrave Survival Day are seeking volunteers to help on the day. Visit the event Facebook pages to find out more.