Discover the Exciting January 26 Events Taking Place Near You in 2022

Discover the Exciting January 26 Events Taking Place Near You in 2022
Discover the Exciting January 26 Events Taking Place Near You in 2022

Get Ready for a Memorable January 26 Celebration!

As we approach January 26, a significant day following last year’s referendum, it’s time to gear up for an exciting event. Whether you’re planning to join marches or prefer to celebrate our culture in your own way, here’s a roundup of the happenings planned in the capital cities.


Derek Nannup of the Muggera Dancers performs at the start of the Invasion Day rally in Sydney. Source: AP / Rick Rycroft/AP

On January 25, the festivities kick off at 5pm at Burnum Burnum sanctuary, Woronora. This event is presented by local Elders.

On January 26, a spectacular celebration will be held in Circular Quay starting at 5:20am. The Sydney Opera House will be adorned with mesmerizing Aboriginal artwork.

The official ceremony will commence at 7:30am at Barangaroo Reserve and will be broadcasted on NITV. Expect a smoking ceremony, captivating dances, and the richness of our indigenous languages.

Sydney’s march, known as “Invasion Day Rally,” will start at 9:30am from Belmore Park, leading participants through Sydney’s CBD.

Don’t miss the annual Yabun Festival at Victoria Park from 10am to 6pm. Enjoy live music, explore market stalls, engage in panel discussions, and indulge in children’s activities and performances.

If you’re down South, head to Dickinson Oval at 11am for the thrilling performances by Gahdu Dreaming Band and Mudjingaal Yangamba choir.

In Newcastle, a rally will begin at 9:30am at Customs House, leading to the Foreshore Park.

Wrap up the day at the Powerhouse Museum, where the “Invasion Day Afterparty” will take place from 5pm.


An exciting event is due to kick off at 12pm at Forrest Chase. Join us at this COVID-safe gathering and celebrate together.

Don’t miss the “Survival Day Concert” at Supreme Court Gardens, starting at 3:30pm.

Ngunnawal Country/Canberra

Join the Aboriginal Tent Embassy at Garema Place from 9:30am for an inspiring event in Ngunnawal Country.


Head to Elder Park at 8am for an incredible event that celebrates our culture.

The “Invasion Day March” will start from Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga at 12:30pm.


Crowd at Invasion Day rally in Brisbane

Mob turned up for the Invasion Day rally in Brisbane. Source: AAP / JONO SEARLE/AAPIMAGE

Start your day with the Survival Day event at Strand Park in Townsville.

In Meanjin’s CBD, join the march at Queens Gardens from 9am, which will lead you to Musgrave Park.

Don’t miss the event at Sunshine Coast City Hall from 9am to 1pm.


Larrakia families will hold a gathering at Darwin Waterfront lagoon.

Join the event at Civic Park (Civic Square) from 8:30am.


Get ready for Nipaluna’s celebration, starting at 11:15am at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. Following that, a rally will take place at 12pm on Parliament Lawns.

The “Invasion Day March” will begin at 11:30am at Tulaminikali Health Service on Best Street.


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Thousands of protesters attend the Invasion Day rally in Naarm Melbourne.

Start your day with the “Invasion Day Dawn Ceremony” on Morgan Street in North Geelong. The event is exclusively for mob from 5:30am-6:30am, but everyone is welcome afterward.

Another gathering will be held at 5am at Kings Domain Resting Place, Linlithgow Avenue.

Join the “Invasion Day Ceremony” at 5:30am, where Wadawurrung Traditional Owners will engage in truth-telling, perform a Welcome to Country, and conduct a Smoking Ceremony.

The “Invasion Day Concert” will be held at The Briars, starting at 11am. Enjoy performances by Christine Anu, Kaiit, and other talented artists, along with delicious food and captivating market stalls.

Naarm’s march, known as “Invasion Day Rally,” will happen at Parliament House of Victoria from 10am, leading participants to Flinders St Station.

Wrap up the day with the “Invasion Day Concert” at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, starting at 11:30am.

About the Author

“I’m thrilled to share this comprehensive guide to the January 26 celebrations across Australia. Let’s come together and embrace our rich indigenous culture while enjoying the vibrant events planned in each capital city. It’s a day of unity, celebration, and respect. Join us and make this January 26 a memorable one!”


January 26 is just around the corner, and it promises to be an unforgettable day filled with cultural celebrations and unity. Whether you choose to attend marches or engage in local events, there are plenty of exciting activities happening in each capital city. Embrace the spirit of the day and join us in honoring our indigenous culture. Let’s make this January 26 a day to remember!

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