Show solidarity on January 26 | Australian Greens

Show solidarity on January 26 | Australian Greens
Show solidarity on January 26 | Australian Greens
ACT Events

Sovereignty Day Rally

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When: 26 January 2024, 9:30 AM
Where: Garema Place, Canberra, Ngunnawal Country

236 years of unfinished business, land rights, restitution, justice, liberation. Join us at the rallying point in Garema Place, before a Sovereignty Day protest march hosted by the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Any volunteers keen to support organising the day’s events please use Facebook event link. Cost: Free

NT Events

Larrakia Country (Darwin)

Smoking Ceremony

When: 26 January 2024, 7:45 AM
Where: Darwin Waterfront lagoon, Larrakia Country

The Larrakia People will hold a Smoking Ceremony at Darwin Waterfront lagoon, with storytelling and performances by local First Nations performers. Cost: Free

Invasion Day Protest

When: 26 January 2024, 8:30 AM
Where: Civic Park (Civic Square), Darwin City, Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) Country

Join us at 8:30am on 26 January at Civic Park. Our theme is Land Back. Land back means listen to TOs to protect country. Land back means ceasefire. Land back means people people power will lead to end of colonisation and occupation. Message on Instagram for more information. Organisers: Uprising of the People

First Nations Community Gathering

When: 26 January 2024
Where: Gulumerridjin Larrakia | 12 Smith Street, Darwin City

Blackfullas residing on Gulumerridjin Larrakia Country are invited to use the spaces at Brown’s Mart to do whatever they feel they need this January 26. There’s a collective exhaustion amongst mob right now. We deserve to feel joy. To recharge and rest. Read more on Instagram


Mparntwe (Alice Springs)

Survival Day twilight vigil: Peace, unity, restoration

When: 26 January 2024, 4pm-9pm
Location: Old Bungalow/Telegraph Station, Mparntwe/Alice Springs – Google maps link

This is a first-nations led event organised by the Lynch sisters. Updates via @nt-greens instagram

NSW Events

Gadigal Land / Sydney

Dawn Reflection

When: 26 January 2024, 5:20-5:50 AM
Where: Sydney Opera House Circular Quay, Gadigal Land

A reflective moment in honour of First Nations peoples. Sydney Opera House sails will be illuminated with First Nations artwork. Everyone is encouraged to gather on the shores around the Opera House to pause, reflect and remember as the artwork is revealed on the nation’s most iconic canvas and the Australian flag and Aboriginal flags are raised over the bridge as  symbols of unity, recognition and inclusion. Cost: Free

WulgulOra Morning Ceremony 

When: 26 January 2024, 7:30-8:30 AM
Where: Walumil lawns at Barangaroo reserve, Gadigal Land

As an ancient Smoking Ceremony cleanses the way for new beginnings, the WugulOra Morning Ceremony celebrates the world’s oldest living culture through dance, music and language.The event will also be broadcast live on ABC TV and streamed on iview.
Cost: Free

Invasion Day Rally and March

When: 26 January 2024, 10:00 AM
Where: Belmore Park, Gadigal Land

Meet at Belmore Park before a march around Sydney CBD, ending in Victoria Park at Yabun Festival.

Yabun Festival 

When: 26 January 2024, 10am – 6pm
Where: Victoria Park, Broadway, Gadigal Land

Currently recruiting 2024 volunteers! Stall applications are also now open. Yabun has been celebrating the survival of Aboriginal cultures and identity on 26 January for over 20 years. A live stream will be available at yabun.org.au or you can listen on Koori Radio 93.7FM. Cost: Free

Blak Powerhouse

When: 26 January 2024, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street Ultimo, Gadigal Land

First Nations social enterprise We Are Warriors will take over Powerhouse Ultimo to turn a day of sorrow into one of power and positivity. Expect an evening of live music, dance performances, art, talks, workshops, markets, food and DJs. Register here and stay tuned for the full lineup.


Regional NSW

Invasion Day Rally/Day of Mourning 2024

When: 26 January 2024, Meet at 9:30am
Where: Customs House 1 Bond St, Newcastle 

Newcastle Invasion Day rally is on again January 26th 2024. Meet at 9.30am Customs House. Bring your Aboriginal flags, protest signs, drums and loud voices. Rally depart 10am, and march up to the AwabaMi Festival, Foreshore Park for a full day of Truth-telling, Festival with Market Stalls and Music celebrating 65,000 + years of Australia’s continual living culture. Plenty of entertainment for kids and adults. Cost: Free

Invasion Day Bushcare

When: 26 January 2024, 9-11AM
Where: Gilmore Park, Wollongong, Dharawal land

Bermagui Survival Day

When: 26 January 2024, 11am – 5pm
Where: Dickinson Oval, Bermagui, Djiringanj Land

Bermagui Survival Day is about coming together with the oldest surviving culture in the world to celebrate our survival with Culture Truth Telling and Music. There will be free food, entertainment, and giveaways, alongside rugby league coaching at Dickinson Oval. 2024 event includes Gahdu Dreaming Band and Mudjingaal Yangamba choir. Cost: Free entry

Sunset Cultural Ceremony, Woronora

When: 25 January 2024, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Burnum Burnum Sanctuary, Woronora, Dharawal Land

Listen and learn about First Nations culture and storytelling at our Sunset Cultural Ceremony. Come along and enjoy an evening of reflection and join in the yarning circles, support local First Nations stallholders and a delicious Sutherland Rotary BBQ. The Sunset Cultural Ceremony will be presented by local Aboriginal elders at Burnum Burnum Sanctuary in acknowledgement that for First Nations Peoples, Australia Day carries different connotations. Cost: Free

Holding Space Fingal Head

When: 26 January 2024, 7:00 AM
Where: Fingal Head, Boat Harbour, Bundjalung Country

Currie Country host this event to pay respect and hold space together. Everyone is welcome. Cost: Free

VIC Events

Naarm / Melbourne

Invasion Day Protest

When: 26 January 2024, 10:00 AM
Where: Parliament House of Victoria, Spring St Melbourne, Wurundjeri and Boon Warring Lands

The 26th January, Australia Day is not a day to celebrate. It is an annual reminder of invasion, occupation, genocide and the ongoing impacts of colonisation that continues to destroy our lives, our lands and our waters. As the oldest living culture in the world, it is our right and our responsibility as First Nations people to protect our country, culture and our people. That is why we meet this day with protest and mourning, as one of the longest standing protests in the world.

The Vic Greens Invasion Day rally contingent is assembling at the Coles fountain, near Parliament house. More info

Invasion Day Dawn Service

When: 26 January 2024, 5:30 AM – 7:00 AM
Where: Kings Domain Resting Place

Find us at Kings Domain Resting Place for this second Invasion Day Dawn Service. Kings Domain is located on Linlithgow Avenue on the hill opposite Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda in Naarm (Melbourne). Please use #WeAlwaysRemember when inviting others and posting about the event. Cost: Free

Share the Spirit Invasion Day festival

When: 26 January 2024, gates open 11:30 AM, music from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Share the Spirit, presented by Songlines Aboriginal Music, returns for another year as the state’s largest and longest running First Nations festival. This event provides a moment of togetherness as we share this time to respect the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Legendary acts performing include Coloured Stone, No Fixed Address & Blackfire with performances from contemporary artists, David Arden, Kutcha Edwards, Deniece Hudson, Stray Blacks, Robbie Bundle, Yambra, Richard Frankland, Brian Morley, Yung Warriors and Deans of Soul. Cost: Free


Regional Victoria

Day of Mourning Dawn Service 

When: 26 January 2024, 5:30 AM (mob only), 6:30 AM (all welcome)
Where: 62 Morgan Street, North Geelong

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative will be hosting a dawn service to commemorate a Day of Mourning. While January 26th is a day of mourning, it is also a day to mark the survival of ongoing traditions and cultures, and the strength & resilience of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people. This event will begin with a Mob Only space for reflection between 5:30am and 6:30am, with allies and all other community members invited to attend, participate and listen to speakers between 6:30am and 7:30am. Breakfast (bacon and egg rolls) and coffee/tea will be provided. No RSVP is required. Cost: Free

Survival Day Dawn Ceremony and free cultural activities

When: 26 January 2024, Dawn Ceremony 5.30am-6.30am
Free Cultural Activities & Events 9am-2pm

Where: View Point, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Wadawurrung Country

The 2024 Ballarat Survival Day Dawn Ceremony will be the 5th reflection and healing event hosted by the City of Ballarat’s Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG) Advisory Committee in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.
While a day of mourning, 26 January is also a day to mark the survival of ongoing traditions and cultures.

The Survival Day Dawn Ceremony is an inclusive event, welcoming all to join in solidarity for reflection and healing. Cost: Free

Pilk Purriyn Truth Telling 

When: 26 January 2024, 5:30am – 7:00am
Where: Cosy Corner Beach, The Esplanade, Torquay, Wadawurrung Country

Pilk Purriyn is a truth-telling event presented by Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with Surf Coast Shire Council. Everyone is welcome to come together for deep-listening and reflection at sunrise on 26 January 5.30am. The event begins with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony from Wadawurrung Traditional Owners. For more info or to register, click here. Cost: Free

Survival Day Celebrations

26 January 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: BBQ Area Botanical Gardens, French St, Hamilton, Gunditjmara, Tjapwurong and Bunganditj Country

There will be a bbq for the community to enjoy! It is a day of celebration of a culture, despite genocide and stolen children, that thrives to make a better future for their children! Please be respectful. Cost: Free

Our Survival Day

When: 26 January 2024, 11am – 5pm
Where: The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha

Our Survival Day is brought to you by Our Songlines, a 100% Aboriginal-owned and woman-led organisation that is passionate about making Indigenous culture accessible to First Nations and allies, in a supportive, safe environment. With a focus on Indigenous education, cultural entertainment, food and sustainability through the theme of ‘Keep Surviving’, our Survival Day will have something for everyone. Cost: $35, or free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Survival Day 2024

When: 26 January 2024, 10am – 2pm
Where: Victory Park, Castlemaine

In 2018, under the leadership of Dja Dja Wurrung Elders, Council decided to formally dual name events held on 26 January as Australia Day – Survival Day, to recognise how celebrations on this day impact the First Nations community. Mount Alexander Shire Council is inviting the community to come together for a free, family-friendly event, including a Survival Day concert programmed and hosted by Dja Dja Wurrung Elder, Uncle Rick Nelson.

Mildura Survival Day

When: 26 January 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Jaycee Park, Mildura

Come and join us for the 5th year to show respect and March for a change to the date of Australia Day, a day or mourning and sorrow for Aboriginal people across Australia. The March to start at the stage in Langtree Mall down to Jaycee Park to gather under the big tree. Seeking volunteers for the day and art stalls holders, Aboriginal entertainers, and people willing to join with us in unity. This event will work in partnership with Mildura Council and local Aboriginal orgs. Cost: Free

QLD Events

Meanjin / Brisbane & surrounds

Invasion Day Rally: We Have Survived!

When: 26 January 2024, 9:00 AM
Where: Queens Gardens Meanjin (Brisbane), 144 William St, Yuggera/Jagera and Turrbal Country

Kicking off at 8am at Queens Gardens for sign making, the march will begin at around 10am and finish at Musgrave Park. Stand in solidarity & goodwill with First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people on this day to mark Invasion Day, a Day of Mourning and Survival Day. Only months after 6.2+ million people voted Yes at the recent referendum, community hold this space for First Nations people and their allies to walk together – regardless of their political perspectives. Cost: Free

Benarrawa (Oxley Creek) Survival Day 2024

When: 26 January 2024, 7:15am for a 7:30am start
Where: near Simpson’s Playground, end of Graceville Avenue, Graceville. Gather at the bronze canoe

On this day we celebrate the survival of the First Peoples of this country, especially the people who lived, gathered, raised their families and cared for the waters and lands along the banks of the Brisbane River and Benarrawa (Oxley Creek).


Regional QLD

Survival Day (Townsville)

When: 26 January 2024
Where: Townsville, North Queensland

A time to commemorate a time to celebrate the Survival of one of the world’s oldest living culture of 65,000 years through dance, poetry, storytelling and much more. Mala Jina Waran (Men dancing using hand & feet) will be performing at Survival Day 2024 showcasing their dances of the Yalanji Nation on Gurumbilbara country, lands of the Wulgurukaba people. Cost: Free

We Have Survived! Sunshine Coast

When: 26 January 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Sunshine Coast City Hall, corner of First Ave and South Sea Islander Way, Maroochydore

Assemble 9.00am at Foundation Square. Bring your family, bring your friends and bring your neighbours to commemorate and celebrate the true history of this country. At 10.00am community will lead a 1.5km procession to Cotton Tree Park where we will gather. There will be an open mic and time for community to network. If you or your organisation is interested in supporting this event please email [email protected]. Cost: Free

Survival Day Rally Gimuy (Cairns)

When: 26 January 2024, 8:00 AM
Where: Fogarty Park, Gimuy (Cairns)

Stay tuned for more details. Cost: Free

Maleny Remembrance Ceremony

When: 26 January 2024, 10:00 AM
Where: Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentennial Lane, Maleny, Jinibara/Kabi Kabi Country

This is the 8th year of this solemn ceremony, designed for non-Indigenous people to express their regret and sorrow at the history of our invasion of this land, and the dispossession and systematic murder of First Nations people. The ceremony is held in the backyard of the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. Cost: Free

Keep Surviving (Mackay)

When: 26 January 2024, 8:00 AM
Where: Gathering at Bluewater Quay to walk across the Forgan Bridge, Mackay

Join us in walking together to honour our ancestors. Free Sausage Sizzle. 

WA Events

Whadjuk Noongar Country / Perth

Survival Day: Day of Mourning Ceremony

When: 26 January, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm 
Where: Victoria Gardens Foreshore, Royal Street, East Perth

This Day of Mourning, join Senator Dorinda Cox to acknowledge the past and move toward a better future. We must build a shared vision and future for this nation based on truth-telling, listening and respecting our interconnected histories. This is your chance to show your solidarity! Cost: Free

Invasion Day Protest

When: 26 January 2024, 12:00 PM
Where: Forrest Chase, on Wellington Street in Boorloo (Perth), Whadjuk Noongar Country

12.30pm Rally – Forrest Place Booraloo, Perth City; 1.30pm March – Forrest Place to Stirling gardens; 2pm Yarning Circle with grassroots Elders – Stirling Gardens. Shaded seating and refreshments for Elders at the rally. Cost: Free

Birak Concert 

When: 26 January 2024, 3:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: Supreme Court Gardens, 2 Barrack Street

The City of Perth is holding its annual Birak Concert. The Supreme Court Gardens will play host to an Elders Marquee, local and interstate performers, community stalls, workshops and a live radio broadcast. There will also be activities for children including face painting, colouring and crafting. Cost: Free


Yawuru Country / Broome

Rubibi Survival Day

When: 26 January 2024, 4:00 pm – 11:45 PM AWST
Where: Goolarri Amphitheatre, 3 Blackman Street Broome, Yawuru Country

This January 26th, Goolarri Media is opening the doors to the refreshingly airconditioned Gimme Club in a day of celebration of the continued survival of Australia’s First Nations Peoples. Food vans will be on location throughout the day and Baamba’s Bar will be open. Note: This is a licensed event and people under the age of 18 will only be admitted if accompanied by an adult. Cost:  Online Tickets $25 with under 10 year olds free.

SA Events

Mourning in the Morning / Smoking Ceremony

When: 26 January 2024, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Where: Elder Park / Tarntanya Wama

Join revered Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna cultural leader Uncle Moogy Sumner in a cleansing Smoking Ceremony early on 26 January, marking the day 235 years ago when the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Cove – and the lives of the continent’s First Nations peoples changed forever. Cost: Free

Survival Day SA 2024

When: 26 January 2024, 11:00 AM
Where: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Tandanya (Adelaide)

What: it’s that time of year SA – time to get you banners & your flags out! Let’s come together in Tarntanyangga together to celebrate the oldest Living continuing culture on Planet Earth. There will be Strong & Powerful Speakers aswell as Incredibly Amazing Performers to entertain you all through out the day. Cost: Free

Aus Lights on the River 

When: 25 & 26 January 2024, 5:00 PM
Where: Elder Park / Tarntanya Wama

The event will showcase Our SA Story through immersive, visually engaging light, vision, and sound installations supported with complimentary children’s activations. The 2024 Aus Lights on the River Program will be inspired by creative visions of Belonging to Country and Connecting to Nature. Cost: Free

Respecting Country Parade

When: 26 January 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Across the Riverbank Precinct Bridge down to Elder Park / Tarntanya Wama

Starting at 7 pm, the Parade will begin at Adelaide Oval on War Memorial Drive before travelling over the Torrens River Footbridge into Elder Park/Tarntanya Wama. You can view the parade in designated areas or from Elder Park/Tarntanya Wama. Cost: Free

Twilight Reflections, First Nations Ceremony

When: 25 January 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Elder Park / Tarntanya Wama

On the eve of the anniversary of colonisation, gather in solidarity with First Nations people as they reflect upon 65,000+ years of continuing connection to this land and assert through story and song, ‘we are still here’. Cost: Free

Survival Day Laratinga Wetlands

When: 26 January 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Laratinga Wetlands, Laratinga Pavilion, Springs Rd, Mt Barker

Please join Peramangk People for our first ever Survival Day event on Peramangk Watta. Family Friendly event. This is an open invitation, ALL are welcome to attend. Peramangk will be showcasing: Elders Living Library, Song, Dance, Arts, Film, Spoken word, Hip Hop, story telling, weaving, Yidaki, Arts making workshops and Cultural Immersion experience, stalls from First Nations artists. Sensory corner available. Sausage sizzle and salads, coffee, tea and water provided. Very limited transport will be available for First Nations People. Please contact Facebook page for information if you’re in need. Elders, women, children and people with disabilities will be given priority. Cost: Free

lutruwita (Tasmania) Events

Putiya Kanaplila Invasion Day Rally

When: 26 January 2024, from 11:15 AM
Where: Depart TAC 198 Elizabeth Street, Nipaluna (Hobart)

Join us for our Invasion Day marches and rallies across Lutruwita in 2024 and support the campaign to Change the Date! Rally at 12:00 noon at Parliament Lawns. Cost: Free

Limilinaturi March and Rally

When: 26 January 2024, 11:30 AM
Where: Tulaminikali Health Service (106 Best Street), Limilinaturi (Devonport)

March and rally in Market Square at 12:00 noon, behind Paranaple Centre. Cost: Free

Cygnet Invasion/Survival Day Rally

When: Jan. 26 9:30am 
Where: Burtons Reserve, 16 Charlton St, Cygnet

Online Events & Livestreams

Survival Day Yarning Circle webinar

When: 25 January 2024, 1-2pm AEDT

Join Aunty Munya, Carla & Kate for a yarn about being an Ally to First Nations people on January 26th. Cost: $64.90

VALS’ Invasion Day Webinar

When: 25 January 2024, 4 PM AEDT

Join VALS for an insightful discussion about Treaty and First Nations Justice in the lead-up to Invasion Day. This year’s webinar will bring together an all First Nations panel of Treaty experts from widespread nations including Aotearoa (New Zealand), Canada, and across Australia. Register here.

Victorian NAIDOC Invasion Day Dawn Service Stream

When: 26 January 2024, 6:115AM AEDT

For an early start to your Invasion Day support, why not wake up and watch the Victorian NAIDOC dawn service.

Our Survival Day livestream

When: 26 January 2024, 11am – 5pm

Our Survival Day is brought to you by Our Songlines, a 100% Aboriginal-owned and woman-led organisation that is passionate about making Indigenous culture accessible to First Nations and allies, in a supportive, safe environment. With a focus on Indigenous education, cultural entertainment, food and sustainability through the theme of ‘Keep Surviving’, our Survival Day will have something for everyone.

Yabun Festival Livestream

When: 26 January 2024, 10am-6pm

Yabun Festival has been running ever since 2003, and is Australia’s largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This year the Indigenous music festival’s theme is “Surviving, Guiding, Thriving”. It is happening at Victoria Park in Sydney, but if you cannot make it to that you can live stream the entire event at https://yabun.org.au/yabun-live-streaming-2024/

Source: greens.org.au

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