National Reconciliation Week

From 27 May to 3 June, we come together to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

It commemorates two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the successful 1967 referendum (27 May) and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision (3 June).

This year, the National Reconciliation Week theme—Be a Voice for Generations—encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives—where we live, work, and socialise. By playing our part, we strengthen relationships, celebrate the histories and culture of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and contribute to a more equal future.

During National Reconciliation Week Queensland communities will come alive with lights, community events and celebrations. Find events near you.

A snapshot of what is happening across the state includes:

  • Queensland Reconciliation Awards —Help celebrate the outstanding achievements of Queensland individuals and organisations whose work supports reconciliation across the state. Award recipients will be announced during National Reconciliation Week.
  • Celebrating Reconciliation Grants program —Grants of up to $3,000 have been provided to support Queensland community events held during National Reconciliation Week 2023. Check the National Reconciliation Week events calendar local events near your and be sure to post your photos on deadly stories Facebook and Instagram. #NRW2023
  • Lighting up for National Reconciliation Week—Prominent landmarks in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay, and Cairns will be lit up throughout National Reconciliation Week in the colours of the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag in celebration of the week. Be sure to post your photos on deadly stories Facebook and Instagram .

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