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Invasion Day 2020

Truth. Treaty. Justice.

What is Invasion Day?

On January 26, 1788 the First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson, and Arthur Phillip raised the Union Jack on the land of the Eora nation. This was an invasion that had catastrophic and tragic consequences for all the peoples and nations who had lived here for tens of thousands of years, and for their descendants.

What followed was brutal frontier violence, massacres, the forced removal of children from their families, indentured and slave labour and violent attempts to wipe out First Nations language and culture.

This is not a day to celebrate. By continuing to celebrate Australia on January 26 we deny the truth about our shared history.

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As Australians, we all want a day on which we can come together as a community. January 26 is not that day.

It’s time to acknowledge the truth about our shared history, listen to First Nations people when they tell this truth and be part of addressing the contemporary consequences of invasion and the inter-generational trauma, the resulting dispossession and marginalisation that is part of our unfinished business.





Find an event

First Nations peoples have been protesting and boycotting the many different forms Australia Day has taken for over a century.

By refusing to participate in a day that marks dispossession and violence we acknowledge the truth about our shared history and create a movement for change. That’s why the Greens are urging all Australians to attend Invasion Day protests in their region.

Tandanya “Survival Day” and concert

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

January 26, 2020

1pm – 6pm

(concert starts at 6pm)

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

RSVP

Invasion Day 2020 Mparntwe (Alice Springs)

Hospital Lawns

Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs

January 26, 2020

10am – 12pm

RSVP

Armidale Survival Day 2020

Aboriginal Community Garden

4 Mossman Street, Armidale

January 26, 2020

From 10am

Anaiwan Language Revival Program

RSVP

Survival Day Dawn Ceremony

View Point, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Opposite Lake View Hotel

January 26, 2020

5:30am – 6:30am

Ballarat Koorie Engagement Action Group – KEAG and Intercultural Ambassador Program City of Ballarat

RSVP

Belgrave Survival Day

Borthwick Park

Benson Street, Belgrave

January 26, 2020

12pm – 4:30pm

Burrinja

More info

Bermagui Survival Day 2020

Dickinson Oval, Bermagui

January 26, 2020

1pm – 5pm

Bermagui Survival Day

RSVP

Meanjin (Brisbane) Invasion Day 2020

Queens Gardens

144 George St, Brisbane

January 26, 2020

10am – 1pm

WAR – Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance

RSVP

Survival DAY: BLAK STAGE

Queens Gardens

280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

January 26, 2020

5pm until late

Deadly Events and  5 others

RSVP

Canberra Survival Day March 2020

Veterans Park, Canberra

January 26, 2020

11am – 12:30pm

United Ngunnawal Youth Council

RSVP

Darwin Invasion Day

Civic Park, Darwin City

January 26, 2020

11:30am – 2:30pm

Community Solidarity in Action (NT)

RSVP

Devonport Invasion Day Rally

Devonport Bluff, Devonport

January 26, 2020

From 11:45am

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

RSVP

One Day in Fremantle

Esplanade, Fremantle

Kidogo Arthouse Precinct and Bathers Beach

January 25, 2020

8am – 8pm

City of Fremantle

More info

Invasion Day Rally

198 Elizabeth Street to Parliament House Lawns, Hobart

January 26, 2020

11am onwards

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

More info

Invasion Day Dawn Service

Kings Domain Resting Place

Alexandra Ave, Melbourne

January 26, 2020

5:30am – 6:30am

Lidia Thorpe

RSVP

Melbourne Invasion Day 2020

Parliament of Victoria

Spring St, East Melbourne

January 26, 2020

11am – 2pm

WAR – Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance

RSVP

Invasion Day Rally Newcastle 2020

Civic Park, Newcastle

January 26, 2020

11am – 1pm

Invasion Day 2020

RSVP

COOEE Festival 2020

Regatta Park, Penrith

January 26, 2020

From 4pm

COOEE Festival

RSVP

Perth Invasion Day 2020

Forrest Place

Wellington Street, Perth

January 26, 2020

From 12:30pm

First Nations Organiser

RSVP

Invasion Day 2020 Warrang (Sydney)

Hyde Park South, Sydney

Corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Street

January 26, 2020

11am – 1pm

FIRE – Fighting in Resistance Equally

RSVP

Yabun Festival

Victoria Park

City road, Sydney

January 26, 2020

11am – 7pm

Yabun Festival and Koori Radio 93.7FM

RSVP

Survival Day 2020

Perfume Gardens Park

Corner of Stokes Street and Walker Street, Townsville

January 26, 2020

11am – 4pm

Big Eye Theatre

RSVP

Hosting an Invasion Day event? Let us know.

Authorised by R Siewert The Australian Greens, Parliament House Canberra, ACT 2600.

Banner artwork by Wiradjuri, Ngiyampaa artist Charlotte Allingham.

The Australian Greens acknowledge that First Nations peoples are the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land we call Australia. We know this land was stolen and that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.