National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week runs from Wednesday 27th May until Wednesday 3rd June.


These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the Reconciliation journey - the 1967 Referendum, and the High Court decision in Mabo.  The week is also preceded by National Sorry Day which is today (Tuesday, 26 May).

Reconciliation Week is a time for us to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to reconciliation in our workplaces, schools and communities.

Significantly, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bridge Walk for Reconciliation, when people came together to walk across the nation to show support for a more reconciled Australia.

This year’s theme, In This Together, is now resonating in ways which could not have been foreseen when it was announced last year.  It reminds us whether we are in crisis or in reconciliation, we are all in this together.

Warm Regards,

Lisa Rodgers (Director General, Department of Education)