Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 11-17 September. We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly.
How to get involved this 26 January
The marking of 26 January is an important date in Australia’s history, but, celebrating the arrival of the First Fleet conjures feelings of both pride and pain: there is so much to celebrate about Australia – but for many, “Australia Day” is a difficult day for mourning.
Australia Day is an opportunity to celebrate the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and their ongoing spiritual and cultural connections to the land, seas, and waterways, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in, and appreciate the culture.
Visit the Australia Day website to find an event in your local community or view the many resources available.
- Melbourne holds the We-Akon Dilinja (mourning reflection) ceremony at St Kilda – Get your free ticket or watch the live stream here
- Bunjil’s Marroun Healing Ceremony at Woodlands Park, Essendon, Victoria – See event details here
- The Briars, Mt Martha, Victoria https://www.oursurvivalday.com/
- Brisbane Invasion Day Rally – See event details here
- Adelaide organises Survival Day at Victoria Square, Tarndanyangga – See event details here
- Watch – NITV’s Sunrise Ceremony will air live from Bundjalung and Yugambeh Country in Coolangatta, QLD – Read more here
- Canberra invites you to the We Are One – Australia Day Concert event details here
- Sydney celebrates Yabun since 2003. It means “song with a beat” in the language of the Eora, the original people of the Sydney region. The event is held in Victoria Park
- Dawn Reflections at the Sydney Opera House – See event details here
- Australia Day Live at Sydney Harbour – Unforgettable musical performances by top Aussie talent choreographed with a spectacular fireworks display, a flotilla of lit vessels, and jet-skis. Get your Free tickets now.
- Invasion Day Events in each state – Read more
- A blog by Yorta Yorta woman, Taneshia Atkinson – Read now
- What does Australia Day mean to Aboriginal People? Watch now
- 10 things you should know about January 26 – Read now
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People make up just 3.3% of the Australian population, we must stand with our First Nations People to influence change. Six ways to stand in solidarity with Indigenous Australians this Survival Day – Read now
- Purchase a conversation starter book – Buy here
- Clothing the Gaps – conversation starter streetwear and merchandise – View the range here
Child maltreatment is a pervasive issue that casts a long, dark shadow over the lives of countless young Australians. It’s a problem that transcends social, economic, and cultural boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on victims and society as a whole.
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