The City of Ballarat and their Koorie Engagement Action Group hold a Survival Day Dawn Ceremony each year on 26 January. The day honours First Peoples and recognises that 26 January is a day of mourning. While providing a safe space for First Peoples to mark the day, the wider community also attends and has the chance to reflect and engage in conversations that spark continuing education and action. Over 1000 people attended the first Dawn Ceremony in 2020.
Local Government 26 January Network (via Reconciliation Victoria)