National Reconciliation Week

2023 Events

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.


The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.


Every year workplaces, schools, early learning services, community groups, reconciliation groups, and people right across the country host a whole range of activities.


You can also add your own event to this calendar or register your private event.


Please note: the events posted below are not the responsibility of Reconciliation Australia. If you have any questions regarding an event, please contact the organisers.


Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery 27, Murray Bridge, South Australia

Exhibition presenting the colourful daily life in the artist’s community and real-life stories of young Aboriginal people in remote Australia.

Gallery: Kumangka – together, in one, in company

Gallery M Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park, South Australia

Kumangka – together, in one, in company. Artwork in various media to celebrate and showcase First Nations artists.

On Becoming – Jessika Spencer

COX Gallery, COX Architecture 1/19 Eastlake Pde, Kingston, ACT

An exhibition by Wiradjuri woman, Jessika Spencer. Jessika's woven artworks focus on growth, evolution and transformation.

Exhibition Waniju Buluma with Dan Joseph

Tableland Regional Gallery 16 Robert Street, Atherton, Queensland

The exhibition showcases the fascinating story of Damarri and Guyallla

Gone Fishing

QAGOMA Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland

Exhibition to celebrate NRW 2023!

The Local – Brisbane City Council

Museum of Brisbane (MoB) Adelaide Street Pavilion | Level 3 - City Hall, Brisbane, Queensland

Contemporary works that give prominence to Indigenous, women and migrant voices.

Lucy Simpson: Baayangalibiyaay

Canberra Glassworks 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, ACT

An exhibition of glass artworks by Lucy Simpson (Yuwaalaraay) reflecting on the natural balance within the order of all things.

Unfinished Business Exhibition

Manningham Art Gallery 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, Victoria

A photographic exhibition revealing the stories of 20 First Nations people with disability.

Unfinished Business – Manningham Art Gallery

Manningham Art Gallery 687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Melbourne, Victoria

The Unfinished Business exhibition reveals the stories of 30 First Nations people with disability.

At What Cost by Nathan Maynard

Bille Brown Theatre 78 Montague Road, South Brisbane, Queensland

At What Cost runs from Thursday 25th May to Saturday 10th June.

Yalinguth App Walking Tour – Fitzroy

Gertrude Street Fitzroy Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

A free immersive location-based audio walk/app, about the important history of the Rights Movement in Aboriginal Fitzroy.

Aboriginal History & Heritage Tours: Mana-Nura

Rocks Discovery Museum: Kendall Lane, The Rocks, New South Wales

Aboriginal History & Heritage Tours: Mana-Nura. This will run through to NAIDOC Week - Capped @ 20 per tour

Jenna Lee – Hand-Pressed Paper

The QAGOMA Children’s Art Centre has collaborated with artist Jenna Lee to help you create your own hand-pressed paper.

Sea of Hands – Limestone Coast Local Health Network

Limestone Coast Local Health Network Sites numerous, Mount Gambier, South Australia

Everyone is invited to contribute a hand with an explanation of what the Reconciliation theme “Be a Voice for Generations”.

Skylore: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Astronomy

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount-Tha | Mount Coot-Tha Road, Toowong, Queensland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders sharing their star knowledge for the first time.

The Voices of our Covenant

Wesley House - Burnett Room (Ground Floor) 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland

The Voices of our Covenant is an exhibition of First Peoples voices and their stories.

Coranderrk Portraits of Dja Dja Wurrung people.

Daylesford Museum 100 Vincent Street, Daylesford, Victoria

Daylesford Museum and Hepburn Shire's National Reconciliation Week community exhibition, Welcome to Country and local schools Reconciliation 'artworks'.

Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane (MoB) Gallery 1, Level 3 - City Hall, Brisbane, Queensland

Sound artwork by Artist in Residence, Lawrence English, that captures the city’s many soundscapes.

Aboriginal Basket Weaving – City of Marion

Glandore Community Centre 25 Naldera Street, Glandore, South Australia

Aboriginal Basket Weaving run by local Aboriginal woman Tahnae Davidson-Bartley

Rhyme Time and Story Time – Point Cook

Point Cook Library 1-21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook, Victoria

Come and join us as we celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2023.

Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival 2023

Various locations across Bendigo and Central Victoria 15 Hopetoun Street, Bendigo, Victoria

Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival showcasing a range of films, documentaries and panel discussions across Bendigo and surrounding regions

Rhyme Time – Wyndham Vale

Manor Lakes Library 86 Manor Lakes Bvd, Wyndham Vale, Victoria

Come and join us as we celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2023.

First Nations Experience of Democracy Tour

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT

Come on this special tour which considers aspects of the experiences of First Nation Australians within our democracy.

Light Up Brisbane

Brisbane City Council Bridges, Buildings and Landmarks Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane | Reddacliff Place, Brisbane | Sandgate Town Hall, Sandgate | Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point | Tropical Display Dome - Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-Tha | Victoria Bridge, Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland

Bridges, buildings, and landmarks in Brisbane light up in Aboriginal Flag and Torres Strait Islander Flag colours.

Anthropocene: Linking past and present to shape a better future

The University of Queensland Anthropology Museum UQ St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Queensland

The University of Queensland Anthropology Museum presents works from the collection and recent artworks and stories from across the country.

Reconciliation Yarns

Kaarta Koomba Kings Park Perth, WA

The popular and impactful Reconciliation Yarns return for 2023, focusing on the NRW theme, ‘Be a Voice for Generations’. These will alternate between in-person and online sessions, with the in-person hosted across Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park). The yarning circles will be co-facilitated by an Aboriginal Leader and a reconciliation ally, creating a safe space to […]

RAA Movie Night – High Ground

Capri Theatre 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood, South Australia

Free screening of film High Ground to celebrate NRW 2023

Devonport National Reconciliation Week Breakfast

Paranaple Convention Centre Market Square, 137 Rooke St,, Devonport, Tasmania

Reconciliation Tasmania are proud to announce that our National Reconciliation Week breakfast tickets for Hobart, Launceston and Devonport are live!

Bush Kindy – Chermside West

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre 815 Rode Road, Chermside West, Queensland

Be immersed in the natural surroundings of the reserve and build nature confidence through bushwalks, exploration, story-time, art 'n' craft.


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