National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held annually between 27 May - 3 June.

It's the ideal time for everyone to join the reconciliation conversation and to think about how we can help turn around the disadvantage experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NRW aims to build respectful relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

Council is committed to providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, performers and organisations as part of our National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week activities.  Please contact the Community Planning and Development team on 02 4993 4100 for more information.

The week is framed by two key events in Australia’s history:

27 May 1967

The date of the referendum where Australians voted to remove clauses in the Australian Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

3 June 1992

The date of the historic Mabo decision in which the High Court of Australia recognised Native Title, the recognition that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights over their lands has survived British colonisation. This historic decision rejected the concept of ‘Terra Nullius’, which claimed Australia was a land belonging to no-one prior to British occupation.

Visit the NRW website