National Reconciliation Week 2023

National Reconciliation Week– 27 May to 3 June – is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023 is Be a Voice for Generations – for the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, act today for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.

The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – when we learn, work and play.

Barwon Coast’s vision is to care for Country respectfully, preserving the coast for people to connect with, understand, and protect whilst enjoying the unique natural environment.

The Wadawurrung People are the Traditional Owners of the land, waters, seas and skies of Collendina, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, 13th Beach and Breamlea. We are committed as an organisation to meaningfully work together with Traditional Owners to make Wadawurrung Culture and Country strong – and to be a voice for generations.

We’ve included links below to some events and resources that can be found on the Reconciliation Australia website – we recommend exploring the resource on their website for more information.

Artwork shown on page:  ‘Warri’, by Billy-Jay O’Toole (learn more about this painting).



In person events (local)

See the full event calendar on the Reconciliation Victoria website.