Invasion Day Events to Attend Across the Country


If you’re searching for ways to be an ally to the Traditional Owners of this land on January 26th, the following list is a good place to start.

Tomorrow is not a date to celebrate—it’s a day of mourning and survival for First Nations people across the country, and if you’re looking to listen, learn and help put important Indigenous perspectives at the forefront, check out the below. Happening in capital cities and regional centres across Australia, there’s a whole host of rallies, vigils, concerts, dawn services, smoking ceremonies, and more going down. So if you’re like us and think changing the date is well overdue, show up to any one of the following in person, or tune in online where available.

NSW 

Day of Mourning March 
Where: Meeting at Sydney Town Hall, march to Victoria Park via the historic Day of Mourning site on Elizabeth St.
When: 10 am

WugulOra Morning Ceremony
Where: Walumil Lawns Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney CBD
When: 7:30 AM – 8:30 am

Yabun Festival
Where: Victoria Park, Sydney
When: Midday

Victoria 

Victorian NAIDOC Invasion Day Dawn Service
Where: Online (register here)
When: 6:15 – 7:15 am

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survival Day
Where: The Briars, Mt Martha (purchase tickets here)
When: 12 – 6pm

Mildura Survival Day
Where: Langtree Mall, Mildura
When: 11 am

Koorie Chill Out
Where: Booran Reserve, corner Booran and Glenhuntly Roads, Glen Huntly
When: 5:30pm – 7:00 pm

Belgrave Survival Day
Where: Corner of Benson Street and Blair Road, Belgrave (watch online here)
When: 11 am – 1 pm

Healing Ceremony
Where: Malvern Cricket Ground, Corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road, Malvern
When: 11:45 am

Survival Day Dawn Ceremony
Where: Viewpoint, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat or watch the livestream here
When: 5:30 am

ACT 

Aboriginal Tent Embassy 50th Anniversary
Where: Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra
When: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Queensland

Survival Day Townsville
Where: Barryman Street, Townsville or live-streaming here
When: 7 am

Brisbane Invasion Day Rally
Where: Queens Garden, 144 George Street, Brisbane
When: 10 am

Multicultural Celebrations of South Stradbroke
Where: Couran Cove Resort, South Stradbroke
When: From 6 am

South Australia

Smoking Ceremony
Where: Elder Park, King William Road
When: 8 am

Western Australia

Birak Concert
Where: Cnr Barrack Street and Riverside Drive, Perth
When: 3pm to 7:30pm

Rubibi Survival Day 2022
Where: Gimme Club: 3 Blackman Street, Broome
When: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tasmania 

Invasion Day Rally Lutruwita/Tasmania
Where: Online event, stream here
When: 11:45 am – 1 pm

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