National Reconciliation Week 2020

Our theme for #NRW2020 – In this together – is now resonating in ways we could not have foreseen when we announced it last year, but it reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation we are all in this together.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories,  cultures, and futures.

Find out more about National Reconciliation Week

Check out 20 ways you can be In this together in 2020

NRW Events

Note: All times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Wednesday 27 May: from 12pm

National Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land you are on via social media, images, video, text, or silent reflection.

Find the Traditional Owners of the land you are via the AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia.

Read more about Acknowledging Country.

Thursday 28 May 12pm

Panel Discussion: Reconciliation Bridge Walks of 2000

Panel members reflect on the bridge walks of 2000 and the role of reconciliation. Hosted by Larissa Behrendt with Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Hon Linda Burney MP, Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine, and University of Wollongong Lecturer, Summer May FinlayMore info here.

Friday 29 May 9:05 – 10pm

In Concert Together: Deadly musos live in concert

Busby Marou, Alice Skye & Jimblah take part in an hour of music tunes and chat hosted by Christine Anu on her National Evenings show on ABC Radio and on Facebook Live – ABC and Reconciliation Australia Facebook pages. 

More info on In Concert Together

Throughout NRW

Reconciliation Film Club Screenings

Grab your family, friends, workmates, network, group

Get together online to watch one – or more – of these excellent docos or TV shows during Reconciliation Week.

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There are also heaps of #NRW2020 resources to download, including A3 posters,  digital resources for your social posts, desktop or Zoom background, or even your printer.

Check out the Resources Section for more details. 

Download and print your own at the Posters and Resources page. And make sure to check out how to make the NRW poster artwork come alive! 

Read the NRW special edition of Reconciliation News.

Check out the National Reconciliation Week 2020 education and  curriculum resources for Early Learning, Primary, and Secondary school

NRW2020 Artwork

Reconciliation a continuing journey of growth and togetherness

The logo for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2020 is based on artwork created by Biripi/Bunjalung woman Nikita Ridgeway entitled, “Reconciliation, a continuing journey of growth and togetherness.”

The artwork’s design elements represent Australians together on a national journey of reconciliation while paying homage to the past and recognising the present.

Read more about Nikita Ridgeway’s artwork


Reconciliation Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.