National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week in 2021 is from Thursday 27 May to Thursday 3 June.


The theme for #NRW2021 is “More than a Word. Reconciliation takes action.”


Every year, National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for 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 dates for National Reconciliation Week remain the same each year: 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey: the successful 1967 referendum (27 May) which improved the services available to Indigenous Australians, and the High Court Mabo decision (3 June) which was a significant legal case in Australia that resulted in recognition of the land rights of the Meriam people in the Torres Strait.

The 2021 National Reconciliation Week theme graphics are drawn from the artwork Action by Jessica Johnson. The artwork reflects our connection and mutual obligation to one another, community and country. Through commonality and difference, we have the ability to come together and achieve real change

  • More information about National Reconciliation Week can be found on their website.
  • Reconciliation resources and activities for Girl Guides are on our website here, and will be updated to align with the 2021 theme in the coming weeks.

Girl Guides Victoria is committed to being an inclusive organisation. We want everyone in our community to feel seen, celebrated, and treated with the utmost respect. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recognition and reconciliation is a vital part of our inclusivity, and we encourage all our members to engage with National Reconciliation Week.

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