Close the Gap Day 18 March 2022

What is Close the Gap Day?

For more than a decade now, Australians from every corner of the country, in schools, businesses and community groups, have shown their support for Close the Gap by marking National Close the Gap Day on the third Thursday in March each year.

This National Close the Gap Day, we have an opportunity to send our governments a clear message that Australians value health equality as a fundamental right for all.

On National Close the Gap Day we encourage you to host an activity in your workplace, home, community or school.

Our aim is to bring people together to share information, and most importantly, to take meaningful action in support of achieving health equality for First Nations Peoples by 2032.

How to get involved in National Close the Gap Day

With events ranging from workplace morning teas, sports days, school events and public events in hospitals and offices around the country — tens of thousands of people take part each year to make a difference.

Your actions can create lasting change. Be part of the generation that closes the gap.

Start your own activity for Close the Gap Day

National Close the Gap Day will take place on Friday 18 March 2022.

Organising and running a National Close the Gap Day activity is easy and fun.

Each activity plays an important role. By spreading the word, collecting pledges and showing your support, you will help hold governments to account on their commitment towards health equality for all Australians.

Your National Close the Gap Day activity can be any size and shape, even held on a day of your choosing – whatever suits you. What is most important is that you take part and help us demand health equality for First Peoples of Australia.

Start your own activity for Close the Gap Day

National Close the Gap Day will take place on Friday 18 March 2022.

Organising and running a National Close the Gap Day activity is easy and fun

Each activity plays an important role. By spreading the word, collecting pledges and showing your support, you will help hold governments to account on their commitment towards health equality for all Australians.

Your National Close the Gap Day activity can be any size and shape, even held on a day of your choosing – whatever suits you. What is most important is that you take part and help us demand health equality for First Peoples of Australia.

Who holds National Close The Gap Day events?

Workplaces: Express your support for fair health and wellbeing outcomes for all Australians as a team and deliver a positive health message to colleagues.  Aligning your organisation with National Close the Gap Day will put your corporate values into action and deliver a positive health message to colleagues.

Schools: All schools in Australia can be supporters and encourage participation in National Close the Gap Day in their own community. Visit our Schools Toolkit for a list of event ideas and curriculum resources.

Sports clubs: Consider holding a National Close the Gap Day competition or round.

Ideas anyone can do:

Love to cook? Host a dinner party/afternoon tea, watch a Close the Gap video and have a discussion about Indigenous health.

Street BBQ? Invite your neighbours over for a BBQ, share photos and join the campaign on online.

Maybe you have an unique idea on how to mark National Close the Gap Day, we would love to hear about it!

Still not sure?

Please register anyway, our team can help you through organising an activity. Just choose the ‘Not sure yet’ option.

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