Anniversary of National Apology Day

13 February annually

On 13 February 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly to the Stolen Generation, whose lives had been blighted by past government policies of forced child removal and assimilation.

Close the Gap Day

March annually

Close the Gap is an Indigenous health campaign that aims to achieve equality in health and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within a generation. Every year in March, City of Vincent organises a Close the Gap Day.

Close the Gap Day is an opportunity for us to acknowledge that there is a gap in life expectancy, health, education, incarceration, housing and employment between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia. Aboriginal people today still face many adversities and together, we can work to close the gap.

The City takes the opportunity to acknowledge the adversities that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face and understand how we can work together to create greater equality for all Australians.

Reconciliation Week

May annually

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

During NRW, we take time to look back at our reconciliation journey over the past few years. We celebrate the contribution our Vincent Boordiyas (Noongar Elder bosses), Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group members and others in the community who have supported us.

National Sorry Day

May annually

National Sorry Day, or the National Day of Healing, is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May since 1998.

The event remembers and commemorates the mistreatment of the country’s Indigenous peoples as part of an ongoing process of reconciliation.


July annually

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

August annually

This day provides an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, as well as learn about crucial impacts on the community and culture.

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More information

For further information, contact the City of Vincent on (08) 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au.

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