National Reconciliation Week

27 May – 3 June 2023

National Reconciliation Week plays an integral role in the University’s cultural life. It is a time to reflect on our action towards achieving reconciliation and for celebrating the voices and influence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across our campuses.

"The 2023 National Reconciliation Week theme is 'Be a Voice for Generations' and encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.

For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, this theme calls on us all to choose to create a more just, equitable and reconciled country."

We recognise the path to reconciliation is a collective responsibility, and as such, we are pleased to have recently launched the One Sydney, Many People Strategy (2021-2024).

This whole-of-University commitment to developing stronger and more accountable partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our broader community is the foundation of long-term, achievable and sustained change towards reconciliation.

We invite our community to join us in our commitment by improving your cultural competence, learning about the action we are taking as a University and learning about the significance of repatriation for reconciliaton.

2023 past events

Noel Pearson on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Hear a keynote address by University of Sydney alumnus Noel Pearson (BA '87, LL B '93), a proud leader from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hopevale on the Eastern Cape York Peninsula, and hailed as one of the best orators in Australia.


Mabo Day 2023

The University of Sydney welcomed guests to 2023 Mabo Day celebrations on Friday, June 2.

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