Invasion Day Events

Thursday, 26 January 2023 - 9:00am to 10:00pm
Across the Country
Always was always will be Aboriginal Land
ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria

Here are some events across the continent where First Nations people and allies are invited to participate in an act of resistance against continuing systemic racism, deaths in custody and the colonial project. Check the Friends of the Earth Invasion Day page for updates on events.

VIC
WURUNDJERI COUNTRY / NARRM / MELBOURNE
1am - Victorian Parliament House
Invasion Day Protest

NSW
GADIGAL COUNTRY / WARRANG / SYDNEY
9.30am - Belmore Park
Invasion Day Protest

12pm - Victoria Park, Broadway
Yabun Festival
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.

AWABAKAL AND WOIRIMI COUNTRY / NEWCASTLE
10am - Customs House
Day Of Mourning

BERMAGUI
11am - Dickinson Oval
Survival Day 2023

TAS
LUTRUWITA COUNTRY / TASMANIA
Putiya Kanaplila / Don't Celebrate Invasion Day!
10.45am at 198 Elizabeth Street - street march
11.45am gather at Parliament Lawns - rally
Details Here

LUTRUWITA COUNTRY / LIMILINATURI
11.30 am gather at Tulaminakali Health Service, 106 Best Street, Devonport
11.50 am gather in Market Square (behind Paranaple Centre) for a 12pm start
Details Here

QLD
YUGGERA COUNTRY / MEANJIN / BRISBANE
11:00am - Queens Gardens
Invasion Day Protest

SUNSHINE COAST
10am - Foundation Square - Maroochydore
Invasion Day - We Have Survived!

BINDAL AND WULGURUKABA COUNTRY / TOWNSVILLE
7:00am - Strand Park Beach, Townsville
Dawn Service and Survival Day

TOOWOOMBA
6.00am - Tobruk Memorial Drive Park
Dawn Service and Survival Day

WA
WHADJUK NOONGAR COUNTRY / BOORLOO / PERTH
3pm - Forrest Chase, Perth City
Invasion Day Gathering and March

SA
KAURNA COUNTRY / ADELAIDE
8am - Elder Park
Smoking Ceremony
The ceremony will feature a speech by Kaurna Elder Rosemary Kudnarto Wanganeen, a performance by renowned singer and musician Nancy Bates and the unveiling of a stunning Sand Painting created by First Nations artist Derik Lynch in collaboration with Kaurna elder Frank Wanganeen.

12.30pm - Tarndanyangga, Victoria Square
Survival Day March
A great lineup of powerful speakers and beautiful performers. Standing in solidarity with the Aboriginal Tent Embassy 50th Anniversary.

ACT
NGUNNAWAL COUNTRY / CANBERRA
TBC

ONLINE
Victorian NAIDOC Invasion Day Dawn Service
6.15am AEDT - Online
Link via: Our Survival Day

This Invasion Day marks 235 years since British military forces invaded Gadigal land and declared British rule over this continent, along with Aotearoa and other Pacific Islands.

We acknowledge the legacy of racism that plays out in Australian society, the land that is destroyed, the families that are ripped apart by the judicial system and health inequalities that continue to effect First Nations communities.

We acknowledge that we organise across stolen land, where the sovereign peoples of these lands have survived many apocalypses, and continue to do so with creativity, strength and power. We pay respect to all Elders.

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