The Guringai Festival celebrates and recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture and is held on the Northern beaches and Guringai area of Sydney..

The Festival starts on Sorry Day, 26 May and runs through to the end of NAIDOC Week, on 9 July.

The 2017 Festival theme is Connection, and explores connections of people and place, connections of communities, connections of parents and children.

In the coming weeks you can expect to find more information here about the 2017 Festival, including the full program of Festival events at


2017 Poster Competition

Founded in 2001, the Guringai Festival aims to raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region.  The Guringai Festival Committee invites primary school students to create an artwork that reflects these themes and the nature of the Festival. There is an opportunity for your artwork to then be chosen as the cover of the Guringai Festival program and poster image for 2017.