Reconciliation Victoria Calendar

Book launch: The Good Country - The Djadja Wurrung, the Settlers and the Protectors

Date: 2017-11-24 | Time:7.30pm

In The Good Country Bain Attwood makes a major contribution to our knowledge of the colonial period by providing a superbly researched, finely grained local history of the Djadja Wurrung people of Central Victoria.


2017 Biyadin Festival (formerly Shearwater Festival)

Date: 2017-11-24

The annual Philip Island Shearwater Festival scheduled for 24-26 November, has been renamed Biyadin which is a traditional Aboriginal word used by the First people for this seabird. One of the world’s oldest cultures, the First people across this landscape have a unique connection to Phillip Island spanning thousands of years. 


Dan Sultan Benefit Gig for Yarra Stolen Generations Marker

Date: 2017-12-02 | Time:8pm

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Dan Sultan and special guests are taking over The Croxton Bandroom for a night of soulful rock n roll. All proceeds from this event will go towards towards the development of a Stolen Generations Marker and garden in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.


Digging In - An Indigenous Collective

Date: 2017-12-01

In collaboration with Palya Art and the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, a collective of indigenous VCA undergraduate students present Digging In – a collaboration of painting, photography and sculptural practice exploring concepts of Aboriginality in an urban space and the way places such as Naarm (Melbourne) mould the next generation of artists and their visions.

Featuring works by Edwina Green, Sam Harrison and Marley Holloway-Clarke.

Exhibition open from: 1 December-10 December 

Opening Night

Thursday 30 November 2017 

Tickets are free, but registration is essential.

Palya Art Gallery
399 Clarendon Street
South  Melbourne

For more detailed information and viewing times, visit the Palya Art website


The Koorie Art Show

Date: 2017-12-09

The Koorie Art Show is the Koorie Heritage Trust's  annual event showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space. The show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of emerging to senior, Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. All eligible entries are exhibited in the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Gallery at Federation Square and all works are available for sale to the public.


Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum

Date: 2017-08-26 | Time:11am - 2.30pm

Reconciliation Victoria invites Local Reconciliation Groups, Networks and the broader community to our next Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum.


Sorry Day and Bringing Them Home Report Anniversary

Date: 2017-05-26

National Sorry Day is a nation-wide observance held on May 26 each year.  This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.

As a united act of solidarity we encourage you to attend some of the many Aboriginal led events this Sorry Day.


Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum - on Dja Dja Wurrung Country

Date: 2017-03-31

The annual regional Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum (including tours) will take place on Dja Dja Wurrung Country over the weekend Friday 31 March -  Sunday 2 April.


Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

Date: 2017-02-13

Monday 13th February marks the 9th Anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's First Peoples – a sacred moment in our nation's history that must never be forgotten. Find out how you can commemorate this important anniversary!


Protests against forced closures

Date: 2015-06-26

The third global call to action to stop the forced closures of remote Aboriginal communities takes place 26 - 28 June.  Once again there will be rallies happening all over Australia.