Reconciliation in the Park

Enjoy free performances, workshops and storytelling at the Reconciliation in the Park event this Reconciliation Day, Monday 27 May 2019.

The day’s activities reflect the National Reconciliation Week 2019 theme Grounded in Truth, Walk Together With Courage, which encourages Australians to engage in meaningful conversations to develop a deeper understanding of our national story and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Melbourne duo The Merindas will bring their fusion of Indigenous, electro-tribal pop sounds to the stage as the headline music act on the day and there will be children’s amusements, food and coffee vans at the event which runs from 10.30am to 2.30pm.


Main Stage

10:30am Dan Bourchier (MC)

10:40am - 11:00am Welcome to Country Aunty Violet Sheridon

11:10am - 11:50am Johnny Huckle & Band (trio)

12:00pm - 12:15pm Kulture Break dance group

12:30pm - 1:30pm The Merindas (Headline Act)

1:35pm - 1:50pm Grace Obst

2:00pm - 2:20pm Wiradjuri Echoes

2:20pm - 2:30pm Dan Bourchier

Rotunda Stage

10:30am - 11:00am Woden Valley Youth Choir

11:15am - 11:45am Grace Obst

11:50am - 12:20pm Jye Hopkins

12:30pm - 1:10pm Johnny Huckle (Wombat Wobble)

1:30pm - 2:30pm The Chesterfield Band

Around the park

Join in the many activities, chat to exhibitors and grab a coffee or bite to eat as you explore Reconciliation in the Park.

Download a copy of the King Brown Walking Trail to make the most of your visit.


A number of exhibitors will be attending Reconciliation in the Park. Drop by and say hello or take part in the activities they offer.


Canberra’s Reconciliation in the Park event is being held between 10.30am and 2.30pm in Glebe Park, with entrances between Bunda and Akuna street address, across the road from Canberra Centre.

How to get there

Transport Canberra is running on a public holiday timetable. Go to to view the timetable.

You can also take the free Culture Loop bus which will make an additional stop on Akuna Street.

If you are taking a taxi or rideshare, the best drop off point is on Akuna Street.

Parking is available in the city with all public carparks free of charge on the public holiday. The closest parking is in the Canberra Centre carpark and has a flat rate if $2 on public holidays. The National Convention Centre Canberra will also be open, charging a flat rate of $6 for the day.