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.


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From the Heart: An evening with Thomas Mayo

29 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST

Surf Coast Shire Council is delighted to host author, advocate and campaigner Thomas Mayo as a special guest speaker to mark National Reconciliation Week 2023. Thomas Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man.

His most recent book is The Voice to Parliament Handbook, co-authored with journalist Kerry O’Brien.

For the past two years, Thomas has travelled the length and breadth of the nation, speaking to small communities and big city gatherings, playing a key role in building the people’s movement for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice.

This keynote address will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Book sales and signing will also be available at the event.

The evening will commence with a Welcome to Country Ceremony from Wadawurrung Traditional Owners.


29 May
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
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Surf Coast Shire Council
1 Merrijig Drive
Torquay, Victoria 3228 Australia


Surf Coast Shire Council
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