National Reconciliation Week (NRW) occurs every year from the 27th of May to the 3rd of June.

Date: 27 May – 3 June. A time for all Australians to learn about our people and culture as well as our shared histories and achievements.

NRW began officially in 1996 when the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first National Reconciliation Week. The dates were chosen as they both mark important moments in our history. The 27th of May is the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and June 3rd marks the High Court’s decision in the Mabo case.

Each year there is a theme which you can find on Reconciliation Australia’s website, during the week there are many events for community to attend and many services, organisations will also celebrate within their company.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.