NRW Events Calendar 2024

Every year workplaces, schools, early learning services, community groups, reconciliation groups, and people right across the country host a whole range of activities and events during National Reconciliation Week (NRW).

Check out the events below and see how you can mark NRW at an event near you.

The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.

Please note: the events posted below are not the responsibility of Reconciliation Australia. If you have any questions regarding an event, please contact the organisers.

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First Night: Blak Day Out Ft Emma Donovan and more

June 1 @ 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

Open Season officially swings open its doors on the first day of winter, bringing King St to life with a free, all ages street party that follows in the legacy of Blak Social’s annual Blak Day Out program.

The 2024 lineup features the soulful stylings of ARIA-nominated Emma Donovan, who headlines the program alongside the newly formed hip-hop collective 3% (ft. Nooky, Dallas Wood and Angus Field) and Meanjin locals BADASSMUTHA and The Ancient Bloods + more to be announced.

First Night will also showcase King Street’s local Indigenous retailers and diverse food offerings. Join us as we revel in live music and dancing, and indulge in seriously good eats as King St comes alive with a string of pop-up bars, street food stalls, outdoor music stages and entertainment from 3.30pm-9.30pm on Saturday 1 June.

Entry is free. Register your interest. Feed your soul this winter.


First Night Blak Day Out
King Street
Bowen Hills, Queensland 4006 Australia


Brisbane City Council
View Organiser Website
Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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