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2018 Nationwide Invasion Day (Australia Day) Protests

January 26

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Find and join one of the many Invasion Day rallies happening in towns and cities across Australia on January 26th 2018.

Invasion Day protests are growing year on year and with more and more pressure, we look to be getting very close to a turning point where Australia gets real in regards to respecting Indigenous people in Australia. We have already seen public opinion begin to swing which has seen a number of local councils scrap official Australia Day celebrations. However there is more that must be done as the Federal government still believes that Invasion Day rallies can be ignored. Check out the list below for an event near you.

Melbourne

Join the Invasion Day 2018 #AbolishAustraliaDay rally being organised by the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance collective. Melbourne protests have been the largest Invasion Day protests in recent years with some even following on after the Australia Day Parade which leaves new citizens with an understanding of Australia’s unfinished business.

When: 11am – Parliament of Victoria steps.

Meanjin (Brisbane)

Join the Meanjin (Brisbane) Invasion Day rally. Rallies in Brisbane are some of the largest seen in Australia and 2018 looks to be even bigger.

When: Meet at Parliament House, 2 George st at 10am.

Sydney

Join the Invasion Day 2018 rally at The Block, Redfern. This event will meet at the block in Redfern and march across to the Yabun Festival. There are a number of events listed that begin in Redfern and it appears they will join together (not confirmed) for the protest march. The other major event listing can be found here.

When: 10am Corner of Caroline & Louis streets (The Block) Redfern.

Perth

Join the official Invasion Day 2018 Perth rally. Rallies in Perth are often met with an over the top police presence but don’t let that deter you from heading out. There is a core group of activists who know exactly how to keep everyone on both sides in line.

When: 1pm at Forrest Chase, Murray Street Mall, Perth.

Canberra

Join the Invasion Day 2018 march in Canberra. Join the rally that will head over the Commonwealth bridge and over to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy for a smoking ceremony.

When: 12 noon Garema Place, Canberra.

Adelaide

#Update – There will be a call to action gathering in front of Parliament House at 10:30am. Come and listen to Elders Uncle Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner, Tauto Sansbury, Allen Edwards and FUSA Indigenous Officer Yaritji Green – and others yet to be announced! This event will also be the launch of a Poster campaign by Indigenous artist Elizabeth Close.

Join the 2018 Survival Day event hosted by the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. The event starts at 11am and runs until 6pm. This event includes dance, music, market stalls and cultural workshops. It appears there is no protest march happening in Adelaide (Please let us know if you hear of one).

When: 11am – 6pm Semaphore Foreshore, Adelaide.

Darwin

This event is still being organised (last minute) but you can keep up to date with times and locations via the Invasion Day event page here.

When: 12pm Parliament House

Townsville

Join Survival Day 2018 at the Townsville Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre. This event is similar to the Yabun Festival held in Sydney with markets, food, art and dance performances. A march through Townsville’s CBD will begin at 10am.

When: 7:30AM Markets open. 10am Survival Day march through the city.

Hobart

Join the Change the Date march and rally in Hobart. This event is hosted by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC).

When: 11:30am from 198 Elizabeth Street to Parliament lawns.

Lismore

Join the Invasion Day 2018 Resistance Rally being held in Lismore. Supporters from Lismore are a very staunch group who will march in any weather.

When: 9am at Lismore local court (9-11 Zadoc Street)

Bermagui

Join the Bermagui Survival Day event. This event will include live performances from talented local artists. There event will also offer guests the chance to learn more about the local Indigenous history and culture.

When: 11am – 2pm – Dickinson Oval, Bermagui.

Overseas

Berlin

If you’re in Germany, there is an Invasion Day Solidarity event being held in Berlin.

If your town or city is not on the list and you know of an event, please contact us via our Facebook page so we can update this list.

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January 26
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