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.

You can also add your own event to this calendar or register your private event.

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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RAPs Faith Taking to Faith Making

June 6 @ 11:45 am - 1:45 pm AEST

The Diversity Practitioners Association presents Melanie Grills for a discussion on how to move RAPs from Faith Taking to Faith Making.

Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) have been around since 2006 and today over 2700 organisations have a RAP.

Join us in conversation with Melanie Grills as she draws on her significant experience in the establishing and delivering of RAPs.

In this discussion, we will unpack the power of RAPs to contribute significant societal change and explore what gives them legitimacy as a tool of change rather than becoming another artifact of tokenism.

Lunch will be served following the event at 1:00pm, please advise of dietary requirements as well as accessibility needs upon registration so we can accommodate.

This session will include an interactive Q&A, questions can be submitted via the registration form, email [email protected] or asked on the day, time allowing.

Registration essential – free for members, $40 for non-members.


Grant Thornton
Level 18/145 Ann Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia


Diversity Practitioners Association
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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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