Across the country, Indigenous people have marked Australia Day with a mixture of celebrations, protests, rallies and festivals.
Across New South Wales thousands of protestors, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, marched through city streets calling for greater recognition of past injustices.
Hundreds of Survival Day events took place around the country.
Kareng woman Karen Wright and Noongar elder Linda Jackson made the journey from Perth to attend the event.
"I celebrate to mark the resilience of my people, it's a celebration of survival. It's a good platform for us all to reconnect." - Stephen Morgan.
"To me firstly it's Invasion Day, which means I am practicing 'lest we forget' remembering the ancestors who shed their blood in defence of their land. Then it's Survival Day." - Elizabeth Wymarra
"Australia Day means a lot to my people, Australia Day is a time for people to come together and for forgetting about all the hardships we've had to go through." – Blake Whittaker.
"Because there is Survival Day it means there are conversations and discussions and all this talk about moving forward and it encourages healing." - Amrita Hepi.
"A lot of my family take it as a day of mourning. A part of me does as well, but I take it as a day of how far our culture has come. We're still here, we're still strong and still connected." - Larteasha Griffen.