Black History Month

Black History Month was launched in 2008 and was developed after talks with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community indicated strong support for a specific cultural program.

The communities suggested a range of activities for the broader community to enjoy and better understand the history and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane.

Black History Month runs throughout July each year and is a showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, heritage and cultures which acknowledges and celebrates First Australians' achievements and contributions.

Black History Month 2021 events

The 2021 Black History Month program offers a range of unique experiences from family fun days, children’s storytime, dance, garden tours, augmented reality experiences, movie screenings, art exhibitions and more.

Explore the Black History Month program.

Events list

Thu 1 Jul 2021 to Sat 31 Jul 2021
Cancelled

***This event has been cancelled***An interactive experience, The Sphere showcases First Nations history from the local Kelvin Grove area. This includes the...

E Block, Queensland University of Technology, 149 Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove

Thu 1 Jul 2021 to Sat 31 Jul 2021
Free

The Indigenous Art Program transforms Brisbane's streets into an exhibition of Aboriginal artworks in various places and spaces, including large-scale banners...

Various locations across Brisbane

Thu 1 Jul 2021 to Sat 31 Jul 2021
Cancelled

The Cube located at QUT Gardens Point campus showcases First Nations history with the virtual songlines of Maiwar. Immerse yourself in an augmented reality...

Science and Engineering Centre, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane

Sat 31 Jul 2021, 6:00pm
Postponed

**This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.**The Winnam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation host a special dinner to...

Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, 92 Wondall Road, Manly West

Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10:00am
Free

Join the Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School (The Murri School) for their NAIDOC Week celebrations. Entertainment includes dance performances...

Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School (The Murri School), 1277 Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge

Mon 27 Sep 2021, 11:00am
Free

**This event was postponed from Monday 5 July 2021.**Join the Inala Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as they launch their NAIDOC Week...

Inala Civic Centre, Kittyhawk Avenue, Inala

Wed 29 Sep 2021, 10:00am
Postponed

**This event was postponed from 7 July 2021.** Join the Inala Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community for their NAIDOC Week celebrations. Entertainment...

CJ Greenfields Sports Complex, 315 Freeman Road, Richlands

More information

If you would like to learn more about Black History Month, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated: 18 June 2021