We partner with local organisations and community to bring people together in recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to build reconciliation.

Sunset Cultural Ceremony - Australia Day 2024

Council encourages community to recognise and reflect on the impact of Australia Day on the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community by commencing with a cultural ceremony.

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Sutherland Shire each July to reflect and recognise the narrative of our nation and the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Meeting of Two Cultures

A significant moment in modern Australian history is acknowledged with the staging of Council’s ‘Meeting of Two Cultures’ event, marking the anniversary of the first contact between Europeans and the First Nations peoples of Australia’s east coast.