Department of State Development

Every year between 27 May and 3 June, Australians come together to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

These two dates commemorate significant milestones in Australia's reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the 1967 Referendum, which gave the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal peoples and for Aboriginal people to be recognised in the national census, and the 1992 Mabo decision, which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land, paving the way for Native Title.

Reconciliation week is an opportunity to honour our first peoples, and to reaffirm our commitment to make every effort to continue along the path of true recognition.

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2015 is ‘It’s time to change it up’.

Calendar of events

A number of events and activities are scheduled across South Australia for Reconciliation Week 2015.

To find out what’s happening in your area, the South Australian Government Reconciliation Week calendar (PDF) lists a wide variety of events from keynote speakers to free movie screenings.

For more information or to register your event go to: