Reconciliation and NAIDOC Weeks

National Reconciliation Week is held annually from 27 May - 3 June and celebrates the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This year's theme is 'Let's take the next steps' and notably we celebrate two significant anniversaries in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols of our aspirations for reconciliation: 27 May marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and 3 June marks the 25 years since the historic High Court’s judgment in the 1992 Mabo case.

NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. Under the theme - Because of Her, We Can! Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play - active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.

NAIDOC Week 2018 Events

NAIDOC Gala Dinner(PDF, 926KB)

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Celebration(PDF, 779KB)

NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition(PDF, 427KB)

Willum Warrain NAIDOC Flag Raising(PDF, 348KB)

Willum Warrain NAIDOC Family Day(PDF, 240KB)

Students of the Peninsula Specialist College wrote lyrics and performed a song about the creator spirit, ‘Bundjil the Eagle’.  The lyrics reflect the students’ stories and learnings from Aboriginal Elders about the importance of connection to land, looking after the land and its creator, enjoy the video: