Australia has been celebrating National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June, every year for the past 20 years. National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
National Reconciliation Week commemorates two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – The 1967 Referendum on 27 May 1967, acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the High Court Mabo decision on 3 June 1992.
In 2020, the City of Bayswater celebrated the theme ‘In This Together’, with personal reflections from our Reconciliation Advisory Committee (formerly named Aboriginal Advisory Committee).
During this time, we also reflected on our own unique reconciliation journey that started in 2017, followed by the launch of our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (November 2019 - November 2020)
This was captured in a City of Bayswater Reconciliation Action Plan video published on 2 June 2020.
The theme for 2021 National Reconciliation Week is "More than a word. Reconciliation takes action", and the City is planning an event that will be shared in the coming weeks.
If you would like to receive information about our 2021 National Reconciliation Week event, or have questions about the City's Reconciliation journey, please contact Community Development on 9272 0658 or email email@example.com.