Invasion Day events around Australia

This year marks 230 years since British military forces invaded Gadigal land and declared British rule over this continent. One hundred and fifty years later a group of Aboriginal men and women met in the Australia Hall in Sydney to declare January 26 a Day of Mourning.

Every year the Invasion Day protests grow as more and more people realise it is not a day to celebrate but a day to say "enough is enough" and stand with first nations’ people of this country.

January 26 will always be Invasion Day, a day of mourning. But it is also Survival Day, when the whole community can honour the resilience of Aboriginal people and the strength of Indigenous culture. 

Stand and march with Aboriginal people as they declare this always was and always will be Aboriginal land. Check out the list below for an event near you.


11am  Semaphore Rd, Semaphore


10.30am  Parliament House Brisbane


11.30am  198 Elizabeth Street to Parliament Lawns


9am — 12pm  Lismore Local Court
9–11 Zadoc Street, Lismore


11am  Parliament House steps
Spring St Melbourne


1–3pm  Forrest Chase
200 Murray Street Perth


10am  The Block, Redfern
Corner Caroline and Louis Streets
Then march to Yabun Festival
Victoria Park


Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre
2/68 Flinders Street East, Townsville
Market Stalls open at 7.30am
Survival Day walk through the CBD at 10am

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