Events across the continent:


Wurundjeri Country / Narrm / Melbourne

1.00pm Share the Spirit Festival. Hosted by Share the Spirit

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung / Merri Creek

6-7pm Talking Merri Birrarung (Part 2): 26th January on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country where the Merri flows into Birrarung (Yarra River). Hosted by Merri Creek Management Committee

Must register.

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung / Essendon

5pm Bunjil’s Marroun Healing Ceremony

Woodlands Park, Woodland Street, Essendon

Yaluk-ut Weelam of the Boon Wurrung / St Kilda

5:45am-7am We-Akon Dilinja (Mourning-Reflection ceremony). Hosted by the Boonwurrung Land and Sea Council (BLSC)

Alfred Square, St Kilda

Wurundjeri Country / Belgrave

12:00pm Belgrave Survival Day 15th Anniversary. Hosted by Belgrave Survival Day

Borthwick Park Belgrave

Boon Wurrung / Glen Eira

5:30pm Koori Chill Out 2022

Booran Reserve, corner Booran and Glenhuntly Roads, Glen Huntly

Bunarong Country / Mount Martha

12:00pm Our Survival Day 2022 – Reconnection. Hosted by Our Songlines

The Briars 450 Nepean Highway Mount Martha, VIC 3934

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung / Malvern

11:45am Healing Ceremony. Hosted by Stonnington City Council

Malvern Cricket ground, corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road, Malvern

Dja Dja Wurrung Country / Castlemaine

10am-1:30pm Survival Day community event. Hosted by Mount Alexander Shire Council

Victory Park, 30 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine

Gunditjmara Country / Portland

9:00am for a smoking ceremony. Hosted by Gunditjmara Peoples
Gunditj Kilcarer Country. 37-39 Beach Road, Allestree VIC 3305, Australia. We ask that those able to attend this event bring with them a wreath or bunch of native flowers/plants to place on the beaches.

12:00pm a second smoking ceremony. Hosted by Gunditjmara Peoples
‘Ploughed Field’ 141–151 Bentinck Street, Portland VIC 3305, Australia at.

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Wadawurrung Country / Ballarat
5:30am Survival Day Dawn Ceremony 2022. Hosted by Ballarat Koorie Engagement Action Group

Viewpoint, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat.

Millewa-Mallee / Mildura

3pm Survival Day March from Langtree Mall to Murray River

Langtree Mall, Mildura


Ngunnawal country / Canberra

50th Anniversary Aboriginal Tent Embassy
25th, 26th and 27th January

9:00am Muslims of Australia Standing in Solidarity 50 Years of Resisting Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

Parliament House, Canberra


Gadigal Country / Warrang / Sydney

10:00am Invasion Day – Survival Day – Day of Mourning March. Sydney Town Hall 83 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Gadigal Country / Warrang / Sydney

11:00am Yabun Festival. Hosted by Yabun Festival and Koori Radio

Victoria Park, Parramatta Rd, Broadway Sydney, NSW, Australia 2008

Awabakal and Woirimi Country / Newcastle

10:00am Day of Mourning. Hosted by Justice Aunties

Foreshore Park, Wharf Road, Newcastle East

Wiradjuri Country / Griffith

12:00pm Survival Day 2022. Hosted by the Griffith Local Aboriginal Land Council

5 Wayeela St, Griffith NSW 2680  


Lutruwita Country / Tasmania

11:45am online Invasion Day rally. Hosted by Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre


Bindal and Wulgurukaba country / Townsville

6:00am Dawn Service and Survival Day. Hosted by Blak Art Markets Tsv

Strand Park Beach, Townsville

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Yuggera Country / Meanjin / Brisbane

7:15am Annual Survival Day Ceremony. Hosted by Benarrawa Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solidarity Group

Gather at the bronze canoe, near Simpson’s Playground, end of Graceville Avenue, Graceville

Yuggera Country / Meanjin / Brisbane

9:00am Brisbane Invasion Day Rally 2022. Hosted by YUGGERA PEOPLES.

Brisbane Parliament House 2A George St Brisbane.


Whadjuk Noongar country / Boorloo / Perth

2:00pm Perth Invasion day 2022.

200 Murray Street, Perth WA Perth, WA, Australia 6000


Kaurna country / Adelaide

12:30pm Survival Day 2022
Tarndanyangga / Victoria Square

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Ted Wilkes

life-time fighter for Aboriginal rights & Nyungar elder of the Wilak clan

“We all exist on lands which have never been ceded. Righting the past wrongs is a social responsibility we all share. Proud advocate of Pay The Rent.”

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founder, Moroccan Soup Bar

“We need to stop paying lip service to decolonisation and start Paying The Rent to the First Nations people.”

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Author & commentator

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