National Apology community events

On Monday 22 October 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at Parliament House in Canberra.

The National Apology will be televised live throughout Australia and with state and territory events around Australia.

 Australian Capital Territory

The ACT will host viewing opportunities in two locations, in addition to the national events being hosted at Parliament House.

Margaret Whitlam Pavilion, National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek. 10:00am to 12:00pm

Yarramundi Cultural Centre, 245 Lady Denman Drive, Yarramundi Reach. 10:00am to 12:00pm

New South Wales

The Premier of NSW, the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, will host a viewing event, providing a telecast of the Australian Government’s National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse on Monday 22 October 2018 at the:

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney commencing at 10.15am.

Qualified counsellors will be available to offer support on the day.

You are encouraged to register your interest by Wednesday 17 October 2018 at Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Newcastle City Hall, Banquet Room, King Street, Newcastle commencing at 10:30am.

It is an open event and no registration is required.

Northern Territory

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, the Honourable Michael Gunner MLA, will host a viewing event at Parliament House in Darwin. Please contact the Reform Management Office for further information: Rebecca Forrest or on. 08 8999 4213


The Honourable Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence will be hosting an Apology viewing event in Brisbane for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre,Merivale St and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, 4101 9:15am to 12:00pm

South Australia

The State Government will also deliver an apology to those who experienced abuse in South Australian institutions. Events will be held at:

Adelaide Convention Centre, Panorama Room, North Terrace, Adelaide, 9:00am to 12:15pm

Berri Barmera Council Chambers, 19 Wilson Street, Berri, 9:30am to 12:15pm (in partnership with the Berri Barmera Council)

Mount Gambier City Hall, The Main Corner Complex, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier, 9:30am to 12:15pm (in partnership with the City of Mount Gambier)

Port Augusta Central Oval Function Centre – Flinders Room, 10 Augusta Terrace, Port Augusta, 9:30am to 12:15pm

Port Pirie Regional Council, Council Chambers, 115 Ellen Street, Port Pirie, 9:30am to 12:15pm (in partnership with Port Pirie Regional Council)

Whyalla Mount Laura Homestead (Next to Whyalla Public Library), 7-9 Ekblom Street, Whyalla Norrie, 9:30am – 12:15pm (in partnership with Whyalla City Council)


Melbourne: Members Dining Room, Gate 2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, Jolimont 3002.

Ballarat: Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat 3350.

Geelong: GMBHA Stadium, Geelong Football Club, Kardinia Park, Latrobe Terrace, Geelong 3320.

Traralgon: Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon, Grey Street, Traralgon, 3844.

Western Australia

Tuart Place, 24 High Street Fremantle WA 6160

Tuart Place will be holding an event from 12 noon WST 22nd October.