Burramatta NAIDOC – Sydney – July 14 2019


July 14th 2019

Burramatta – Parramatta Park

This year’s NAIDOC theme – “Voice.Treaty.Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future” will be a
platform for acknowledgment, conversations and understanding of our history in order for all
Australians to move forward together.

Help us be heard and join in our celebrations by enjoying the famous Burramatta NAIDOC on
Sunday, 14 July at Pavilion Flat, Parramatta Park, Parramatta.

Running between 10.30am and 5pm, the Burramatta NAIDOC Day program is jam-packed with
activities and performances. Comedian Steph Tisdell will take to the stage as MC, before performing
her hilarious stand-up comedy set later in the day.

Hip-hop artist Tasman Keith will lead a stellar line-up of indigenous musicians, including country
singers Maddi Lyn and Jarrod Hickling, Shane and Pete Riley, and folk group The Illume Girls.
Event attendees are also invited to take part in the range of free activities throughout the day, such
as weaving workshops with Master weavers Steven Russell and Phyllis Stewart, Aboriginal
astronomy and star gazing, traditional arts and crafts, Indigenous Games – Koori Play ad Taronga
Dreamtime stories with Uncle Col Hardy

This year’s event also features Yuin Byalla – Truth Talking Tent, which will be open to people from all
walks of life to connect, share and participate in discussions and workshops, as well as hear from
guest speakers. Activities in the tent will run from 12pm to 4.30pm.

Sample some Indigenous food including Mirritya Mundya who will be serving delicious platter boxes
with an indigenous twist as well as other delicious treats. Browse the market stalls with goods from
Nguurbull Clothing, Murrong Designs, Social Canvas, Gamilaroi Designs, Danny Eastwood and Nulla


  • Parramatta Park, Parramatta
  • Sunday 14th July
  • 10.30am – 5.00pm

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MY URRWAI – Queensland – July 17 – 22nd 2019


July 17th – 22nd,2019

My Urrwai – Queensland

This is your invitation into the complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations she navigates every day.  Ghenoa is a recipient of both the renowned Keir Choreographic Award and the Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award. Laughter and deep reflection go hand in hand in this unique and intimate story told through movement and words.

My Urrwai, supported by stellar team including director Rachael Maza and dramaturg Kate Champion, is a revealing reflection on and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia.

Tickets $30


  • Studio 1: Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Click here to find out more about the event and tickets here.

NAIDOC Koolin-ik ba Kirrip-buluk (Family and Friends): Voice. Treaty. Truth – Melbourne – July 10 2019


Celebrate NAIDOC at Cranbourne Gardens

Wednesday July 10,2019

Free Family Celebration – Melbourne

10am – 2pm, drop in anytime

This year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’ celebrates over 65,000 years of the Indigenous voice; a voice that shares knowledge, connects us to country and strives for true reconciliation.

In the spirit of this commitment to a better future, and to mark the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, the local community joins with the Gardens to host its annual NAIDOC event.

There will be music by singer-songwriters Kutcha Edwards and Kee’ahn, a performance by Djirri Djirri Dance Group, Indigenous language plant naming, Wayapa Wuurrk wellness workshops, Indigenous knowledge tours, damper making, Indigenous games, a history of Treaty and a free BBQ.


Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Cranbourne Gardens

Ian Potter Lakeside Precinct

Click here to find out more about the day

Madalah Ball – August 3 2019


Saturday August 3,2019

Madalah Ball – Perth

The MADALAH Ball was established in 2016, and is coordinated to raise much-needed funds to assist in providing more educational opportunities for Indigenous students in Western Australia. The Ball attracts more than 750 people, primarily from successful corporations from across Western Australia, who have an interest in Indigenous issues and Closing the Gap. This year’s program will feature, amongst others, performances from MADALAH partner schools and students, live music, an auction and raffIe. The event will also mark the 10th anniversary of MADALAH.

Click here to buy tickets.

Ocean Talks: Aboriginal Perspectives of Sydney Harbour


Thursday 4 July 2019 6 – 8.00pm

Ocean Talks: Aboriginal Perspectives of Sydney Harbour

–          Bamal Badu (earth & water), past, present & future cultural connections.

Australian National Maritime Museum

Tickets: Adult $35, Member $20, Student $20

How well do we really know the history of Sydney Harbour? Four leading Aboriginal art and cultural practitioners share the stories of Sydney Harbour as you’ve never seen or heard them before. These fascinating speakers will discuss the varieties of ways they use to interpret Sydney Harbour’s rich Aboriginal history and the cultural connections still thriving today.

A highlight of the evening will be a demonstration of incredible 3D virtual worldscapes showing intricate digital mapping of Sydney Harbour’s pre-colonisation landforms and its developing story from traditional Aboriginal owners to the Sydney we know today.

Join in a vibrant panel discussion of insights into the first fully-Aboriginal-operated circumnavigation of Australia, maintaining cultural legacies, Aboriginal digital mapping and sharing cultural voices through art.


The words bamal (earth) and badu (waters) were provided by the Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council.

View incredible 3D virtual worldscapes that represent pre-colonisation landforms showing the developing story of Sydney and her harbour from traditional Indigenous owners to the Sydney we know today. Meet the creators of Virtual Warrane II: Sacred Tracks of the Gadigal, an exhibit at Customs House in Circular Quay that gives a life-like virtual experience of the Sydney Cove area in an accurate recreation of the landscape and the lifestyle of the Gadigal people before 1787.


‘Be the Change’ Indigenous Careers Expo


Tuesday July 9,2019

Be the Change: Indigenous Careers Expo

Girls Academy is very proud to present the ‘Be the Change’ Indigenous Careers Expo during NAIDOC Week 2019

The ‘Be the Change’ Indigenous Careers Expo brings together Australia’s top employers and tertiary education providers at a central Sydney location to promote a diverse range of career, employment and study pathways to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

As part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations, this opportunity will open the doors to not only our Girls Academy students but to the wider Indigenous community.

Exhibitors are encouraged to engage the crowd with captivating displays and demonstrations to make this occasion the most memorable and inspiring ‘Be the Change’ Indigenous Careers Expo yet. Our main goal is to make this experience as fun and interactive as possible whilst educating and inspiring everyone involved to think about their future pathways.

The afternoon will be opened up to all Indigenous students both male and female, free of charge. The wider NSW Indigenous community are welcome to come along too!

Non-Indigenous community members who would like to attend the ‘Be the Change’ Indigenous Careers Expo can make a $10 donation at the door. All proceeds will go to Girls Academy.

We look forward to seeing you there!



November 11, 2018


Portside Conference Centre, Sydney