Vinnies Bankstown Morning Tea @ St Vincent de Paul Society Bankstown
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are invited to celebrate the launch of the St Vincent de Paul Reconciliation Action Plan.

Mixed Cycles Art Exhibition – Opening Night @ Curl Curl creative space
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

‘Mixed Cycles’ is about the importance of caring for country and the environment. It shows why it is vital that we take responsibility for how we use the resources of this land so that the next generation can have a healthy future.

‘Mixed ‘Cycles’ is curated by Boomalli curator Kyra Kum-Sing.

Running from May 19th – May 29th 10am – 4pm

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative was established in Chippendale, Sydney in 1987 by ten founding member artists. They were Euphemia Bostock, Fiona Foley, Michael Riley (dec.), Tracey Moffatt, Jeffrey Samuels, Bronwyn Bancroft, Avril Quaill, Fern Martens, Arone Meeks (dec.) and Brenda L. Croft.

These ten artists were striving for recognition from the mainstream art society and their diversity was unparalleled. They challenged preconceptions around urban-based Aboriginal artists and created a unique space for themselves within the art world.

In the languages of the Bundjalung, Gamilaroi and Wiradjuri, Boomalli means to strike; to make a mark.

For ‘Mixed Cycles’ Boomalli has partnered with North Side Aboriginal Artists (NSAA) and Curl Curl Creative Space to bring the work of Boomalli artists to the Northern Beaches and highlight Boomalli artist members from across NSW Aboriginal language groups.

A Voice in 2023: supporting the call for a referendum @ Gaelic Club
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join BM People for Reconciliation in person or via zoom for a Forum A Voice in 2023: supporting the call for a referendum 7pm for 7.30pm start at The Gaelic Club, level 1, 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills. Flyer attached.

Meet Uluru Statement and Union activist Thomas Mayor, a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country, Darwin; Nicky Laupepa, a community worker and leader in Sydney Alliance campaign for the Voice; Aunty Ali Golding, respected elder from Biripi country and long term reconciliation and rights activist in Redfern; Julie Perkins, proud Gumbaynggir woman and Aboriginal rights activist and unionist; Aunty Carol Cooper, respected Dharug and Gundungurra elder and a member of BMP4R.

Join the movement to make the 47th Parliament finally hold this referendum.

Tea, coffee and biscuits served or buy a drink/food from the bar. Donations appreciated (cash only). Copies of Thomas Mayor’s 4 books will be on sale.


Event is being supported by Reconciliation NSW who will have a stall and The Gaelic Club.

Where: Gaelic Club, Level 1, 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills

When: Thursday May 19th

Time: 7pm-9pm

Mt Druitt Reconciliation Walk and Gathering @ Dawson Mall, Mt Druitt
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the Reconciliation Walk and Gathering Concert at Dawson Mall in Mount Druitt.

There will be activities for the whole family including stage entertainment, stalls, dreamtime stories, cultural workshops, art displays, sausage sizzle and the Mount Druitt’s Got Talent competition.

Let’s celebrate the meaning of reconciliation – the building of mutual and respectful relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.

The Reconciliation Walk will commence at noon from Dawson Mall.

When: Saturday 21st May

Time: 10:30am-2:30pm

Where: Dawson Mall, Mt Druitt

Contact: Ann McKinnon-Baker (


Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater – Sorry Day @ Mona Vale Memorial Hall
May 22 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

An opportunity for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to come together and yarn, the way it should be, commemorating Sorry Day.

1.30pm Start: Program for the Day

Smoking Ceremony- Welcome to Country
One minute silence to remember the stolen generation.
Didgeridoo- playing Clap Sticks – outside hall – everybody to joins in.

2.00pm: Every one invited in side hall to look at displays

Kids to start Painting their Boomerang’s
Colouring in for the younger ones
You can Enjoying Weaving with Karleen Green – in the corner
See the Aboriginal Artefact display.
Learn about the Uluru Statement from the heart.
ASG Book sale.

3.00pm: Guest speaker from Reconciliation NSW

3.30pm: And of course a free BBQ tea/ coffee and snacks.

4.00pm: We will have a show and tell what the kids have done, with their Boomerangs.

Bag of goodies for the kids
Then a reading from Aunty Nancy’s Book of Poems

4.15pm: Local Aboriginal girls singing (NOT to be missed, Deadly)

5.00pm: Conclusion.

Vinnies Bonnyrigg Morning Tea @ Vinnies Bonnyrigg
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are invited to join St Vincent de Paul Bonnyrigg to celebrate the launch of their Reconciliation Action Plan.

Livestream: How can we put children at the centre of policy making? @ Zoom
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
One in six Australian children live in poverty — a higher proportion than any other age group. The reality is that a child’s opportunities in life are largely a lottery based on where they live and the income of their parents.

How can we include children in policy conversations? And how do we create policy that does not tolerate this level of inequity?

The Life’s Lottery: Backing Kids podcast, produced by UTS’s Impact Studios, examined these questions over a series of six episodes.

Join us in discussion on what actions we need to take to centre kids in policy making, with some of the podcasts’ featured speakers — Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds, Leila Smith, and Professor Glyn Davis, facilitated by Verity Firth.

ABLAZE @ Palace Cinema
May 26 all-day

ABLAZE tells of Bill Onus, a Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri man from Victoria, a truly heroic cultural and political figure who revived his peopleʼs culture in the 1940s and ignited a civil rights movement that would, against enormous odds, change the course of history.

National Sorry Day Remembrance at Dawn @ Kurnell Beach
May 26 @ 6:10 am

“Every year on 26th May, ‘National Sorry Day’ remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as The Stolen Generations”. – Reconciliation Australia. (2022)
We encourage you to get up, early and meet with us before dawn to face the rising sun as a symbol of reverence and remembrance.
Everyone welcome.

Contact Sutherland Shire Reconciliation Group

Contacts:  Graham Avery, Shalah Johnson (

Facebook: Sutherland Shire Reconciliation – Home | Facebook

Reconciliation for Western Sydney Sorry Day Event @ St Josephs Centre
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A yarning circle to discuss the histories and resilience of First Nations Peoples.

To attend RSVP to

Plus X Aboriginal Corporation @ Sorry Garden
May 26 @ 10:30 am

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Unit at Plus X Aboriginal Corporation invite you to join their National Sorry Day Event.

The event will include guest speaker, flag raising and morning tea.

To attend the event please RSVP to

Moree Bridge Walk and BBQ @ Moree Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre
May 27 all-day

For more information about this event contact Moree Reconciliation Group through their Facebook page.

Sutherland Shire Art Competition
May 27 all-day

During Reconciliation Week, Sutherland Shire Reconciliation are launching an ART COMPETITION. This competition is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students attending schools in the Sutherland Shire area. More information going to schools soon.

Annual Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Ceremony @ Pool of Reflection
May 27 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Veterans & Services Association, supported by The Returned and Services League of Australia (New South Wales Branch) and the NSW Office for Veteran Affairs, will be conducting the Annual Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Ceremony around the Pool of Reflection at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park South in Sydney on Friday 27 May 2022 from 10.40am to 12noon.

The Sydney ceremony is one of several being held across Australia during Aboriginal Reconciliation week in recognition of the service and sacrifice of Indigenous veterans.

All are welcome to join this service to commemorate the sacrifces made by First Nations veterans during the important week of National Reconciliation Week.

When: Friday 27th May
Time: 10:40am-12:00pm
Where: Pool of Reflection, Hyde Park South

Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2022 @ Unkya Reserve, Nambucca Valley
May 28 all-day

The only Aboriginal cultural festival of its kind in regional NSW, the Saltwater Freshwater Festival is an authentic showcase of Aboriginal culture from the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Biripi and Worimi Nations.

What: Saltwater Freshwater Festival

When: Saturday 28 May 2022

Where: Unkya Reserve, Eungai Creek Rd, Eungai Creek NSW 2441

Free BBQ Picnic @ Burnum Sanctuary Reserve
May 29 @ 11:00 am

Come along to Burnum Sanctuary Reserve next to the Woronora River for a Free BBQ picnic. It is a friendly gathering for all people both First Nations and Non-First Nations people.
Please bring a hat and sunscreen and a picnic rug/chair.
All welcome.

ANTAR Armidale – Annual Reconciliation Bridge Walk @ Curtis Park, Armidale
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Put the date in your diary now for the Annual ANTaR Armidale Bridge walk on Sunday 29th May from noon. The Bridge Walk has been held since 2010 to bring Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together and commit to reconciliation. The day will include a Welcome to Country, dancers and music, and a free sausage sizzle. Assemble in the Creeklands, behind the Visitor Information Centre.

When: Sunday 29th May

Time: 12 noon onwards

Where: Curtis Park, Armidale

‘Sing up Country’ @ St Anthony in the Fields
May 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

‘Sing Up Country’ 2022 is a festival showcasing Aboriginal musicians, their culture, music and community spirit led by Yaegl man Michal Birk.

Musicians are: Jazz Statesman Johnny Nicol, Kevin Hunt, The Stiff Gins, R&B Rap singer Radical Son, Michael Birk and the Recognisers, GiiMusic, Nadeena Dixon and Aleta Wassell.

Enjoy a warming soup supper.

Before the music, join in a free event in the regenerated bush of story-telling by Dennis Foley.

This event brings together many communities. It is run in collaboration with the Frenchs Forest Catholic Parish Social Justice Group and the Kierans Creek Landcare Group with support by Mona Vale Music. Bush To Bowl will offer indigenous foods and plants.

Session One: Talking, Walking Country Free Event2:30 pm for a 2.45pm start, finishing at 3.30pm
Session Two: Singing Up Country: 3.45pm Smoking Ceremony, 4pm start, finishing at 8pm. TICKETS: Full Price $50; Pensioners and Students $35, Children under 16 free
Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment forum @ zoom
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Join Dennis Foley and learn about the significant
Aboriginal Heritage in the catchment of Narrabeen Lagoon.

Bookings essential.

NSW Leaders in Conversation @ Online
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join a panel discussion on this years’ Reconciliation Week theme, Be Brave. Make Change.

As part of events organised for National Reconciliation Week 2022, the Parliament of NSW and Reconciliation NSW will co-present a panel discussion on this years’ Reconciliation Week theme, Be Brave. Make Change, by unpacking The Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The 2022 theme “Be Brave. Make Change” is a challenge to all Australians to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. Framed by the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the Parliament of NSW’s second annual National Reconciliation Week Leaders in Conversation event will discuss the present situation in NSW against the goals of the reconciliation movement and dialogues of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The panel will feature:

  • City of Sydney Councillor Yvonne Weldon, who serves as Deputy Chairperson of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Geoff Scott, a Wiradjuri man with over 30 years public sector service in Aboriginal Affairs and leadership of the Uluru Dialogues
  • Greater Sydney Commission Social Commissioner Natalie Walker, founder of Inside Policy and the inaugural CEO of Supply Nation.
  • Joshua Gilbert, Indigenous co-chair of Reconciliation NSW, a Woromi researcher and academic who sits on the boards for Indigenous Business Australia, KU Children’s Services and the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office.
Public Screening of Incarceration Nation @ Bruns Picture House
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A public screening of the film Incarceration Nation, to publicly educate, and inspire people to Be Brave and Make Change for First Nations justice and legal rights.
Public Screening of Incarceration Nation @ Palace Norton Street
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pre Screening gathering with light snacks by Goanna Hut, followed by a welcome to Country and cinema screening of Incarceration Nation.

I’m Not Racist But… @ Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Reconciliation NSW’s signature anti-racism event exposes white privilege and colour blindness by asking hard questions – albeit irreverently. What do racists look like? Am I one? OMG, I do think that!

This fun session is part game show – think Hard Quiz-style trivia meets Bingo – and part comedic debate with music and poetry mixed in for good measure. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable, and be empowered to say something if you see something, because you’re not racist!

Where: The Great Hall, UTS

When: Saturday, June 11th

Time: 7:30pm-10:00pm


Comedians Dane Simpson, Leon Filewood, Tina A. Zaman

MC: Miss Trya Bankstown

Music: DJ Dimulji

Reconciliation NSW educates, allies and amplifies First Nations voices, and has been running I’m Not Racist, But… events since 2012. This year, participation and interactivity hits the next level with rapid fire bingo calls and quiz questions. The challenge to prove yourself as ‘not a racist’ may be just a little bit unsettling, but this is a safe space for all. Your hosts and the panel of contestants includes eminent First Nations podcasters, comedians, entertainers, and cultural icons! Expect prizes, laughs and learning.

I’m Not Racist, But… events aim to educate and engage people in the five dimensions of Reconciliation: Race relations; Equity & Equality; Unity; Historical Acceptance and Institutional Integrity. As the peak body for reconciliation in NSW, our members include First Nations and non-Indigenous people working together to advance reconciliation in their communities, to create a just and equitable community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians in NSW.

Buy tickets and read more at Vivid Sydney 

2022 Myall Creek Memorial Annual Gathering @ Myall Creek Memorial, Inverell
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Commemorate the Myall Creek Massacre at the Memorial Ceremony on Sunday June 12th, 2022.
Facilitated by the Friends of Myall Creek Reconciliation Group, each year hundreds of people from across the country gather on the Sunday of the June long weekend to commemorate the unprovoked massacre of twenty-eight Wirrayaraay women, children and old men by a group of stockmen on Myall Creek Station in 1838. This year is joined by guest speaker James Wilson-Miller.

When: Sunday June 12th
Time: 9am-4pm
Where: Myall Creek Memorial, Inverell, NSW

2020 Schools Reconciliation Challenge Exhibition – Everglades House and Gardens @ Everglades House and Gardens, National Trust of Australia
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm

Caring for Country Tour – Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020 Exhibition

We invite you to visit the 2020 Schools Reconciliation Challenge – Caring for Country exhibition in Leura!

OPENING EVENT: Friday 1st July, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The exhibition will be displayed until the end of July.

When: Exhibition open Friday 1st July – Sunday 31st July

Where: Everglades House and Garden 37 Everglades Ave, Leura.

Time: Venue open 10am-4pm, closed Tuesdays


Sutherland Shire Reconciliation Art Show @ Orana Sutherland
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am

High school students are invited  to display their art for a celebration event.

A Talk with Dr Vacy Vlazna, Australian Human Rights Activist @ Mona Vale Memorial Hall
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Presented by the Aboriginal Support Group, Manly Warringah Pittwater: A Talk with Dr Vacy Vlazna: EAST TIMOR Reveille for Courage reflections of an Australian Human Rights Activist 1998-2001.

This is a remarkable story. (Dr Vacy Vlazna is a supporter of the ASG)

When: Monday 11th July

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall

ABLAZE – the story of its making
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm

For more information contact Aboriginal Support Group – Manly, Warringah, Pittwater.

2020 Schools Reconciliation Challenge Caring for Country – Exhibition @ Grossman and Brough House, National Trust of Australia
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm

Caring for Country Tour – Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020 Exhibition

We invite you to visit the 2020 Schools Reconciliation Challenge – Caring for Country exhibition in Maitland!

When: Exhibition opens Friday 5th August – Sunday 28th July

Where:  Grossmann House, 71 Church St, Maitland NSW 2320

Time: Venue open from 10:30am – 3:00pm, second Sunday of each month


2020 Schools Reconciliation Challenge Caring for Country – Exhibition @ Cooma Cottage, National Trust of Australia
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm

Caring for Country Tour – Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020 Exhibition

We invite you to visit the 2020 Schools Reconciliation Challenge – Caring for Country exhibition in Yass!

When: Exhibition opens Sunday 2nd October – Sunday 13th November 2022

Where: Cooma Cottage, 756 Yass Valley Way, Marchmont NSW 2582

Time: Venue open Sundays 10am – 4pm

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