Join NAIDOC Week celebrations

Published on 27 June 2024

Melton City Council is inviting the community to join the celebrations for NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC Week is a time to recognise the rich and diverse history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Held around Australia from 7-14 July, the theme for NAIDOC Week this year is: Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud.

The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations people.

Fire is a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Council is supporting several local community activities that celebrate local Indigenous culture.

Meet the Rainbow Serpent

Start NAIDOC Week celebrations early these school holidays with an exciting wildlife encounter filled with native animals. Children will discover the story of the Rainbow Serpent as they explore the fascinating world of creatures in these stories.

Where: Bridge Road Children's and Community Centre, 260-266 Bridge Road, Strathtulloh
When: Friday 5 July Time: 11am – 12 noon
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Film Festival at the Libraries

Three films to commemorate First Nations peoples’ achievements and contributions. Arts and craft activities for kids and teens will be available at the libraries throughout NAIDOC Week.

Where: Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub, 193-201 Caroline Springs Boulevard, Caroline Springs
When: Monday 8 July, 1pm: Murundak: Songs of Freedom
Wednesday 10 July, 6pm: Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley

Where: Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton
When: Thursday 11 July, 6pm: Namatjira Project


Djirra in the West

Council is supporting Djirra in the West to host a family fun day filled with cultural activities, entertainment, performances, story time, displays and much more. Where: Djirra in the West, 1927 Gisborne-Melton Road, Kurunjang
When: Tuesday 9 July Time: 10am - 2.30pm

Bookings are essential for all three events.

Quotes attributable to City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik

“NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to join in a range of activities to recognise and celebrate First Nations communities.’’ “These events are a fantastic way to learn more about Indigenous culture and have fun at the same time.”


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