• WELCOME TO GURNIGAI FESTIVAL

    Celebrate With Us Aboriginal Heritage & Culture In Sydney, NSW. Let’s Raise Awareness
    For The Benefit Of The First Nation People Across Australia!

  • Story Behind The Festival By Indigenous
    People For Everyone

    The Guringai Festival is conducted every year since 2001 when it was first celebrated.
    It is the brainchild of Susan Moylan-Coombs a local residing in Northern Sydney. The festival is also known as the Gai-mariagal Festival.

  • Several festivals are celebrated in Sydney, NSW,
    but Guringai Festival attracts people from all walks of life.

    Its purpose has always been to increase sensitivity towards indigenous people, help their voices get heard and proudly celebrate the culture,
    heritage and traditions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Guringai Festival Going Strong For Over Two Decades

Since the festival started it is celebrated every year without fail for about two months. It starts the next of Sorry Day which is on 26th May and continues until the last day of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week. There are several reasons why the festival is going strong and the love of people for it never fades.

  • Guringai Festival is significant for honouring the traditions, culture and history of indigenous people.
  • It helps raise awareness and attention for the First Nation People’s causes, programs and plans

It helps draw attentions towards everyone’s responsibility towards caring for our land, water and environment.

Festival Facts
  • 21 Years Old
  • 11+ Communities
  • 24+Years of Sorry Day
  • 10+ Locations
  • Thousands of Attendees Every Year

Healing The Country, Healing The Nation

National Reconciliation Week (NRW)
Every year from 27th May to 3rd June National Reconciliation Week is celebrated to celebrate the history and culture of First Nation people. Plus, people perform many discussions and activities during week for reconciliation plans. It is annually hosted by the Reconciliation Australia a non-profit organisation.
NAIDOC Week
The first complete week of July is celebrated as National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week. In 1975, the week was celebrated for the first time and it has its roots in the 1938 Day of Mourning. The end of the week also marks the end of the Guringai Festival.
Dates
Every year the festival starts on 27th May on the first day of NRW, and ends around the second week of July which is also the last day of NAIDOC Week.
Event Timings
Timings of each event differ and the locations are different as well. To know the schedule, you can get details from the event organisers and visit accordingly.

Guringai Festival Is A Beautiful Celebration

Over the decades, the festival has become due to its vibrancy, participation of various communities and high entertainment.

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  • Why Attend?
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Meet Our Team

Jonathan Van
Head of Events

Jon has over 15 years of experience of hosting major events like the Guringai Festival. He is the one who creates the plans and supervises every aspect of the festival.

Jack Hems
Director – Administration

Jack has 10 years of experience and he has held the position of director with our company for nearly 3 years now.

Susanne Wilkins
Human Resource

Susanne is among the most polite and easy to connect with people in our team. He is responsible all team meetings and interactions.

Franklin Gwen
Administrator

Franklin has been with us for 5 years now and he started as a trainee. Today, we takes care of all the necessary administrative work.

Where Are These Events Held?

Over the years, there are several locations across Sydney, NSW where the Guringai Festivals’ events have happened. Here is list of some of the regions you can attend the events.

  • Willoughby
  • Lane Cove
  • Mosman
  • Hunters Hill
  • Manly
  • North Sydney
  • Ryde
  • Kuringai
  • Warringah
  • Pittwater
  • Hornsby

Have questions and queries regarding the events at Guringai Festival? Feel free to give us a call or email. We will respond to you as soon as possible!

ARE YOU READY TO ATTEND THE GURINGAI FESTIVAL?

Get in touch with our team now and learn everything you need to know for attending the events or hosting events yourself!