Blog | 18th Jan, 2024

2024 Invasion Day events across Victoria

Events, marches and rallies to join and stand in solidarity this January 26

Each year, First Nations across Australia take to the streets to recognise the resilience of their communities and demand justice – and ask allies to stand in solidarity.

On this day, like every day, we have a responsibility to show up, listen, learn and support these voices. Here’s a list of events in Victoria that you can join on January 26:

day of mourning – Invasion Day Dawn Service

WHEN: 5:00 – 7:00 AM

WHERE: Kings Domain Resting Place, Linlithgow Avenue
Naarm/Melbourne, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Country.

HOSTED BY: Victorian NAIDOC, in solidarity with the Invasion Day Rally and Pay the Rent

Invasion Day rally


WHERE: Starting at Parliament House and finishing at Flinders St Station.
Naarm/Melbourne, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Country

HOSTED BY: Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR)

Healing Ceremony

WHEN: 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: Malvern Cricket Ground, 1253 High St
Malvern, Wurundjeri Country

HOSTED BY: City of Stonnington

January 26 service: honouring, mourning and celebrating resilience

WHEN: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

WHERE: Collingwood Town Hall
Abbotsford, Wurundjeri Country.

HOSTED BY: Yarra City Council

Bunjil’s Marroun Healing Ceremony

WHEN: 4:00 – 5:30 PM

WHERE: Djerring Flemington Hub, 25 Mt Alexander Road
Flemington, Wurundjeri Country

HOSTED BY: City of Moonee Valley

Share the Spirit Invasion Day festival

WHEN: Gates open 11:30 AM, music from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Naarm/Melbourne, Wurundjeri Country.

HOSTED BY: Songlines

Survival Day Dawn Ceremony

WHEN: 5:30 – 6:40 AM

WHERE: Viewpoint, Lake Wendouree.
Ballarat, Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung Country

HOSTED BY: Ballarat Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG) and City of Ballarat

Community Reflection and Healing Day

WHEN: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: Viewpoint, Lake Wendouree.
Ballarat, Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung Country

HOSTED BY: Ballarat Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG) and City of Ballarat

Pilk Purriyn Truth Telling

WHEN: 5:30 – 7:00 AM

WHERE: Cosy Corner Beach, The Esplanade.
Torquay, Wadawurrung Country

HOSTED BY: Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with Surf Coast Shire Council.

Survival Day BBQ breakfast

WHEN: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

WHERE: 26 Exford Rd, Melton South
Melton, Wadawurrung Country.

HOSTED BY: Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation

Change the Date gathering

WHEN: 9:30 – 11:00 AM

WHERE: Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association, 10 Pound Rd
Hastings, Bunurong Country.

HOSTED BY: Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association

Our Survival Day

WHEN: 11 AM – 5 PM

WHERE: The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy.
Mount Martha, Bunurong Country.

HOSTED BY: Our Songlines

day of mourning gathering

WHEN: 5:30 – 6:30 AM mob-only space for reflection
6:30 – 7:30 AM allies and community members invited to join

WHERE: 62 Morgan St, North Geelong.
Geelong, Wathaurong Country

HOSTED BY: Wathaurong Aboriginal Co Op

Pang – ngooteekeeya weeng malangeepa – ngee ‘remembering our future’

WHEN: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: 4 Miller St, Caracaramigen House
Colac, Gulidjan and Gadubanud Country

HOSTED BY: Caracaramigen – The Colac Aboriginal Gathering Place

Day of Mourning Dawn Service


WHERE: Kaieltheban Park, off Archer St
Mooroopna, Yorta Yorta Country

HOSTED BY: Wulumbarra & Still Here, with support from Greater Shepparton City Council and the Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group.

Survival Day Breakfast

WHEN: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

WHERE: Sand circle (fire pit near Flag Poles) 39 Archer Street
Mooroopna, Yorta Yorta Country

HOSTED BY: Rumbalara Aboriginal Corporation

Mildura Survival Day

WHEN: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: March starts in Langtree Mall and finished in Jaycee Park
Mildura, Latji Latji and Ngintait Country

HOSTED BY: Mildura City Council and local Aboriginal organisations

Survival Day Celebrations

WHEN: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

WHERE: BBQ Area Botanical Gardens, French St.
Hamilton, Gunditjmara, Tjapwurong and Bunganditj Country

HOSTED BY: Staycee Charles and Kyle Ellis


WHEN: 3 March (more info to come soon)

WHERE: Corner of Benson Street and Blair Road
Belgrave, Wurundjeri Country

HOSTED BY: Belgrave Survival Day

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