Survival Day Events

Here's a summary of Survival Day events happening around Australia on January 26, 2020. To add your event to this list, email details to:


Balit Nurran (Share the Spirit Festival) - Treasury Gardens Melbourne. Created by Songlines the festival showcases diverse styles of music by Indigenous artists: 12-7PM

Belgrave Survival Day - Borthwick Park Reserve in Belgrave. One of the state’s largest Survival day events, featuring live music, storytelling, spoken word and traditional dances: 12-5PM

Invasion Day Dawn Service - Kings Domain Resting Place5:30-6:30AM

Melbourne Invasion Day 2020 #AbolishAustraliaDay - Parliament House, Spring Street: 11AM

Survival Day Dawn Ceremony Ballarat - View Point, Lake Wendouree: 5:30-6:30AM


Invasion Day 2020 Warrang (Sydney) - Hyde Park South: 10AM - 1PM

Yabun Festival - Victoria Park, Camperdown: A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, the festival showcases some of the best Indigenous music talent and dancers from across the country: 11AM

Saltwater Freshwater Festival - Woromi Country (Forster): Culture and music festival with 10 rotating locations, gold coin donation entry. 

WugulOra Morning Ceremony - Wilumi Lawns at Barangaroo: Rise with the sun and celebrate the world’s oldest living culture with a smoking ceremony, dancers and singers: 7:45-8:30AM

Celebration of the Survival of Indigenous Cultures - Apex Park, Byron Bay: 11AM - 3PM.

Bermagui Survival Day - Dickinson Oval, Bermagui: 1-5PM

Cooee Festival - Regatta Park, Emu Plains: 4-9PM

Newcastle Invasion Day March - Civic Park: 11AM


Tandanya Survival Day 2020 - The event returns to the Adelaide CBD this year and will be held in the park adjacent to Tandanya's building with stall-holders and other activities located in the main gallery space at 253 Grenfell St. With free entertainment, stalls, workshops and much more!

Australia Day Smoking Ceremony - Elder Park (Tarntanya), Adelaide: 7-8AM

Justice and Peace Candlelight Walk - Government House: 8.15PM for 8.30PM walk


Birak Concert - Supreme Court Gardens, Perth: A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and communities, the festival offers a plethora of music, dance, food and art! 

One Day in Fremantle - Kidogo Arthouse Precinct and Bathers Beach: 8-9am: Smoking Ceremony, 9am-12pm: Activities and Entertainment, 11am-4pm: Natasha Eldridge and Friends, 4-8pm: Live Entertainment and Sunset Ceremony.

Perth Invasion Day 2020 - Forrest Chase, 200 Murray St: 12:30PM


Koobarra Survival Day March 2020 - Assemble at Kurbingui shopfront, 425 Zillmere Rd, Zillmere, for welcome: 9AM

Townsville Perfume Gardens Park, Can Stokes and Walker Streets - A Celebration of First Nations people showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through arts and crafts: 11AM-4PM.

Annual Survival Day Ceremony - Simpsons Playground, Tennyson: 7:30AM

Meanjin (Brisbane) Invasion Day 2020 march and rally - Queens Gardens, 144 George St, WAR (Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance): 10AM-1PM


Invasion Day Rally - 198 Elizabeth St to Parliament House Lawns, Hobart: 11AM


Darwin Invasion Day March - Civic Park: 11.30AM