What is Reconciliation Week?
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is for everyone to take the time to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements as Australians. It offers an opportunity for each of us to reflect and explore ways to achieve reconciliation in workplaces, communities and our daily lives.
NRW is held at the same time each year (27 May to 3 June) to reflect the dates of the
1967 referendum (PDF, 320KB) and the
High Court Mabo decision (PDF, 174KB). The 2021 National Reconciliation Week theme, "More than a word. Reconciliation takes action", urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
Reconciliation is a journey – as we move forward as a nation, through respectful and heartfelt relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community.
Register your service’s
NRW activity, with events held nation-wide each year.
Download NRW resources
#NRW2021 digital resources. Sign up before 3 May 2021 to receive a limited edition printed poster for your event.
Your place in reconciliation
Working in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), you have a wonderful opportunity to have a positive influence on children’s future attitudes, including
reconciliation (PDF, 829KB).
Help ensure children have access to early childhood education and care that respects their family, culture and other identities and languages, which is reflected in the:
Developing a Reconciliation Action Plan
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation.
You can use the
Narragunnawali platform to learn more about RAPs and develop one for your service.
Narragunnawali supports Australian ECEC services to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.