Read, Watch, Listen and Engage on Survival Day

This year, on the 26th of January, instead of celebrating, we have compiled a list of informative things to read, watch, listen and engage with, no matter your feelings about the date. Courtesy of our incredible First Nations Coordinator Erica Brennan.

Here are just some of the ways you can show up this Survival Day.

A birds eye view shot of an Australian landscape



‘Australians Together’ is a rather nifty website well worth poking around. This is their page regarding Australia Day.

‘What’s Australia Day and Why do We Celebrate it’ | Australians Together


IndigenousX is a First Nations Led Media Company. Check out their incredible content and discover heaps of stuff in their archive about Invasion Day.

Collection of Invasion Day articles | IndigenousX




NITV offers dedicated programming from January 19-26 under the slogan, #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe, which dates back to the Aboriginal land rights movement in far-western New South Wales in the 1970s,

NITV | #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe




A podcast dedicated to truth-telling about a side of Australian that has been left out of the history books.

Boe Spearim | Frontier War Stories


In each episode, a guest chooses a word from their language and talks about the meaning behind it. A digestible 5 minute bite to sink your teeth (or ears) into.

Word Up | ACB Listen




The largest one-day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th of January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney. You can also stream on Koori raido (93.7FM)

Yabun Festival | @Victoria Park


The House of Blak Power looks to embrace and support the transition of what was once a day of sorrow into one of positivity, shaping fundamental change for the Indigenous Australian community. Run by We Are Warriors, new Indigenous Collective recommended to us by City of Sydney.

Blak Powerhouse | @ Powerhouse Museum


Hosted by Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties. (Invasion Day March, Eora (Sydney) – Gadigal Land)

Invasion Day March | Redfern Community Centre to Victoria Park


More events including some beautiful sunrise and sunset ceremonies listed can be found across the city.





An crowd parade for First Nations rights. A woman stands in the centre with her first up holding a sign.
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