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Cultural awareness

  • Cultural days of significance

    Information about cultural days of significance in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural calendar, including Sorry Day, Mabo Day, Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and more.

  • NAIDOC Week

    NAIDOC celebrates the rich, diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, ”the First Australians. It acknowledges their history, culture and achievements as well as past injustices they have endured.

  • Reconciliation

    National Reconciliation Week is held every year from 27 May until 3 June. The week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.


The department provides the opportunity for organisations to publicise their upcoming event through our online events calendar.

The events published are compiled and maintained using the information provided to the department by the coordinating organisation. It is the responsibility of the coordinating organisation to provide us with any updates or changes to the event so that these can be reflected accurately in the events calendar.

What type of events can you submit?

Whilst the department supports and encourages events that enhance economic participation and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage, it reserves the right not to publish events that do not meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Events and seminars that support education and mentoring for Indigenous Queenslanders. (E.g: tertiary education expos, industry engagement seminars)
  • Events and seminars that promote employment opportunities for Indigenous Queenslanders
  • Events that promote and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage.

Decision to omit an event from the calendar

In the situation where an event is deemed unsuitable for publishing to our website, the coordinating organisation will be notified in writing by a department representative.

deadly stories

About deadly stories

The deadly stories campaign celebrates the many achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities across Queensland. Promotional activities, regional events and our deadly stories gallery provide an opportunity to share challenges and triumphs, and salute the everyday success stories of Indigenous Queenslanders.

How to share a story

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and you have a story to tell, or know of someone who has a story to tell, this is the place to share it. Submit your deadly story!

Take the time to read a story or two, and be inspired by the extraordinary things Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people are achieving across the state.