Community Development and Events

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held annually from 27 May - 3 June.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Celebrations for 2024 will be published in due course.


National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn aboutFirst Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country.

Celebration details for 2024 will be published in due course.

National Close the Gap Day

National Close the Gap Day will be observed across Australia on Thursday 21 March 2024. National Close the Gap Day advocates for health equity of Australia’s First Nations people, raises awareness of the Indigenous health crisis and supports First Nations people to access health services.

Council has partnered with Moodie’s Pharmacy Bathurst to deliver health information and provide health checks, including blood pressure checks and blood glucose testing.

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2024

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm (no bookings required)

Location: Kelso Community Hub, 24 Bonnor Street, Kelso


For more information, please contact Council on (02) 6333 6523