the Randwick Council, in conjunction with the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council, is holding the annual Koojay Corroboree on Coogee Beach to launch Reconciliation Week.

This year the event will be held on Friday 31 May 2024 from 11am.

The sands of Coogee Beach come to life as Aboriginal Dancers performed traditional and contemporary dance in an event where Australia’s First Nations People interact with the Dreaming through dance, music and storytelling.

The Corroboree is held during National Reconciliation Week; a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort and take fresh action in creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships.

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue.


This year we are excited to be bringing stalls to Koojay Corroboree for the first time. Please come along and visit our stallholders:

Stallholder Image Stallholder Stallholder’s Page
Dollies Tribe of Jarjum Dollies
Mara Designs
Na Joomelah @NaJoomelah (Facebook, Instagram and TikTok)
Ngurrbul Collection
Tarni Jane Designs

2024 Event Program

    • Smoking Ceremony from Gamay Dancers
    • Jannawi Dance Clan
    • Saltwater Dancers from Chifley Public School
    • Dancers from La Perouse Public School
    • Gamay Dancers
    • Doonooch Dancers


Reconciliation Week – National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey:

  • The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively.
  • The 1967 successful referendum paved the way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be counted in the census and gave Commonwealth Government powers to make laws for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • The Mabo decision by the High Court of Australia turned over the notion of terra-nullius recognising Aboriginal native title of the lands of Australia.

For more information on National Reconciliation Week please click here

Koojay Corroboree was first held in 2015 and has grown in to a significant Council event. The Koojay Corroboree is a celebration of the continuation of local Aboriginal culture and knowledge.