Invasion and Survival Day 2021
January 26 is not a day to celebrate a national holiday. It's a day to mark the brutal invasion of this land, to protest the ongoing dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to celebrate the resistance and survival of the oldest living culture on earth.
Each year, thousands of people come together in solidarity with First Nations people at Invasion and Survival day events across the country. And it's growing year-on-year. If you've never been before, make 2021 your first Invasion day!
Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.
All events are COVID-safe and ask that attendees follow local restrictions, bring face masks and hand sanitiser, practice physical distancing of 1.5 metres, and stay home if they have cold or flu-like symptoms.
Invasion Day Dawn Service, SOLD OUT
Melbourne Invasion Day Rally, 10:30am at Parliament House, Spring Street.
Extra COVID safety info: Attendees must organise in groups of up to 100, and each group of 100 must stay 10 meters apart as directed by the marshals on the day.
Sydney Invasion Day Rally, 9am at Djarrbarrgalli (The Domain)
Extra COVID safety info: All attendees are asked to pre-register via this form to assist with contact tracing. COVID safety marshals will assist people to check-in via QR code and will have extra masks and sanitiser available.
- 8am flag raising at Musgrave Park
- 10am rally from Queens Gardens (march commencing at 11am)
- 10am-3pm, Invasion Day pop-up mini market, Jagera Community Hall, Musgrave Park
Perth Invasion Day Rally, 1pm at Forrest Place
Canberra Invasion Day March, 10am at The Tent Embassy
Darwin Invasion // Survival Day, 10am at Civic Park, Darwin City
Alice Springs Invasion Day Rally, 10am at the Court Lawns
Survival Day March, 11am at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square)
Tandanya Survival Day Concert, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 1-7pm, SOLD OUT limited tickets available at the door.
Change the Date Invasion Day Rally, 11:45am at Parliament House Lawns
Change the Date Invasion Day Rally, 11:45am at Bluff Road near the Lifesaving Club
Rockhampton Invasion Day Rally, 9am at Central Park
Townsville Invasion Day Rally, 10:30am State Amphitheatre
Lismore Invasion and Survival Day, 10am at Spinks Park (Lismore Environment Centre)
Lithgow Invasion Day Rally, 11:30am at Queen Elizabeth Park
This is not an exhaustive list. If you are aware of other events or have further information about listed events, please get in contact [email protected]
Day of Mourning, 10-4pm at Civic Park to Foreshore Park