Important Dates

Sorry Day - 26 May
National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the change to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen Generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

Reconciliation Week - 27 May to 3 June
National Reconciliation Week offers people across Australia the opportunity to focus on reconciliation, to hear about the cultures and histories of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to explore the new and better ways of meeting challenges in our communities. The week in timed to coincide with two significant dates in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols of our hopes and aims for reconciliation.

NAIDOC Week - 2 July to 9 July
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. The NAIDOC Week theme for 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter’. See the website for local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week.