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Registrations open for Closing the Gap Day 2023

Registrations open for Closing the Gap Day 2023

Sonder and Nunkuwarrin Yunti invite South Australians to register for Closing the Gap Day 2023, the biggest event in the state dedicated to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s Closing the Gap Day will take place on Thursday 16 March, on Kaurna Country at Adelaide Showground in the Jubilee Pavilion, from 11 am to 3 pm, and is completely free for community members to attend.

This family-friendly event invites people of all ages and mobs to connect with organisations that can support their needs in health care, aged care, disability, employment, homelessness, youth services and more.

“Closing the Gap Day is attended by over one hundred different service providers who come together in one place to give Aboriginal people the opportunity to have a yarn with the people behind the services and to inspire conversations about the importance of looking after your health and wellbeing.

This celebration is one way to bring the community together, to have fun and to increase the awareness of Aboriginal people’s needs,” said Sageran Naidoo, CEO at Sonder.

Attendees, exhibitors, and marketplace stall holders (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and creative professionals) can register for the event at closingthegapday.net


Over 100 local SA organisations will showcase their services.


Closing the Gap Day 2023 is supported by these organisations

Sonder has hosted its Closing the Gap Day event each year since 2015.

This year, Nunkuwarrin Yunti joins forces with Sonder to bring the Closing the Gap vision to life – a partnership that represents an exciting integration of mainstream health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.

“Nunkuwarrin Yunti means ‘working together – doing right together,’ and we are working together with Sonder to support the Aboriginal families and communities we serve; this partnership supports our continued approach to strengthening and enhancing access to comprehensive culturally based primary health care and healing services and working together with our communities to ensure everyone can enjoy long and healthy lives,” said Aaron Williams, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia.

Sonder and Nunkuwarrin Yunti are proud to present Closing the Gap Day 2023 with support from Adelaide PHN and Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN), organisations that are passionate about providing culturally safe primary health care in SA.


What’s on at Closing the Gap Day 2023?

In celebration of the world’s oldest living cultures, attendees will enjoy First Nations’ music, dance and art while exploring the breadth of support that is available to them in South Australia.

Katie Aspel, Nathan May, Nancy Bates, Eddie Peters and Uncle Moogy’s Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group will be performing on the main stage at Closing the Gap Day, and a variety of artists and creative professionals will be showcasing their works in the First Nations’ Marketplace.

Local headspace centres, including headspace Adelaide, Edinburgh North, Marion and Onkaparinga, are taking over the Youth Zone at Closing the Gap Day, and First Nations Jiu Jitsu will be providing demonstrations.

This 2023 event marks the second year Good360 have donated brand new goods to gift to attendees.

Operated by young adults on the autism spectrum, Shine Like Gold Mobile Café will be serving coffee and refreshments, and everyone who attends will enjoy a delicious hot lunch.

To learn more about the event and to register, visit closingthegapday.net or call Sonder on (08) 8209 0700.


Event details

Closing the Gap Day 2023

  • Thursday 16 March
  • 11 am – 3 pm
  • Kaurna Country, Adelaide Showground, Jubilee Pavilion
  • Completely free to attend.

Register now


This event is presented by Sonder and Nunkuwarrin Yunti in partnership with Adelaide PHN and Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.