Coming Events

National Reconciliation Week

2023 Events

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.

The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.

Every year workplaces, schools, early learning services, community groups, reconciliation groups, and people right across the country host a whole range of activities.

You can also add your own event to this calendar or register your private event.

Queensland says Welcome! 

A group of people holding signs that indicate welcome of refugees to Queensland.
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Now in its 16th year, LUMINOUS is one of Queensland’s largest welcome events, capturing the imagination of Queenslanders with its spectacular use of light to symbolise hope and create welcome for new Queenslanders. 

The LUMINOUS Lantern Parade is now an iconic event on the annual Queensland events calendar, held in conjunction with Queensland Day (6 June) to celebrate Queensland’s birthday and our unique culture, heritage, people, places and industries. 

The spectacular lantern procession will begin at Flowstate, South Bank, winding its way on a short and symbolic walk down the promenade taking in the sites of the city skyline.  

The Parade ends at the South Bank Piazza for a vibrant World music concert, with the lanterns bathed in the luminous light symbolising welcome and hope for many people from all over the world, especially our newest Queenslanders. 

Register your interest to stay in touch for further event details.

June 09, 2023 at 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Southbank Parklands
Clem Jones Promenade South Brisbane QLD 4101
Brisbane, QLD 4101

LUMINOUS in the Neighbourhood Lantern Parades

Celebrate the cultural diversity of our local community with food and performances from around the world, and an opportunity to walk in our parade, spreading the message of welcome to new members of our community. Plus, it’s your chance to see the Giant Cockatoo!


No one should have to walk alone. Register today as an individual or form a team with your friends, family or colleagues.

Register here

The Welcome Walk is on again at Davies Park, South Brisbane on 18 June. The walk will be a 3k and 6k walk along the Brisbane River starting at 8am. There is no entrance fee however your fundraising efforts would be greatly appreciated through your own fundraising page. Form a team or come as a family or individual.

There are thousands of courageous people seeking asylum in Queensland who have fled war, natural disaster, and/or cruel persecution. They came to Australia seeking safety and security but instead face destitution, homelessness and erosion of hope – all the while living in fear of being sent back to their dangerous country of origin. This number is growing every day.

The Welcome Walk calls for Australia to be a more welcoming country for people dispossessed of family, friends, home and livelihood. Join in to show your welcoming support for people seeking asylum, safety and security in Australia. No one should have to walk alone.

At the Romero Centre we believe ‘Love has no borders’ and that all people have the right to seek safety and security.