25 December 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy.

Planning is underway for a program of activities, events and projects led by City of Darwin, the Cyclone Tracy Commemoration Advisory Committee and community groups.

The program aims to commemorate, raise awareness of and recognise the significant impact of Cyclone Tracy on the Darwin community, and assist with the ongoing healing process for survivors.

The program will include, but is not limited to, events, exhibitions, editorials, broadcasting, installations, storytelling, commemorative memorabilia, memorials and documentaries.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SURVIVORS AND THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES

Cyclone Tracy is one of the most significant events in Darwin’s history. We acknowledge those who lost their lives in this tragedy, as well as their families and the survivors living with loss and grief. We recognise the lasting impacts Cyclone Tracy had on individuals’ lives and the Darwin community more broadly. The content included within this website aims to recognise the devastating impact of Cyclone Tracy and assist with the ongoing healing process for survivors and all who were impacted.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We acknowledge the Larrakia people as the Traditional Owners of the Darwin region and pay our respects to Larrakia elders past and present. We are committed to working with all Larrakia people to care for our community and this land and sea for our shared future.