Local events and sites

Main events celebrated locally each year

  • Sorry Day: 26 May 
  • Reconciliation Week: 27 May to 3 June 
  • NAIDOC Week: 5-12 July

Closer to each event refer to Council’s Events Calendar for more details.

If you would like to go onto a mailing list for upcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activities please contact our Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer at annettev@melton.vic.gov.au or call 9747 7200.

Local historical sites

Bullum Bullum Aboriginal Place  

The Bullum Bullum Aboriginal Place in Burnside is highly valued by local traditional owners as a place of strong association with country. Artefacts at the site are remnants of thousands of years of camping, movement and activity. Bullum Bullum means "white butterfly" and represents freedom of expression.

Scarred Tree, Melton Golf Club

Scar trees are trees that have had bark removed to create everyday items such as canoes, shields and containers.

Toolern Creek environs sign, Hannah Watts Park
(on main creek pathway opposite playground)

In 1863 the area’s last known corroboree (a ceremonial dance gathering) took place here.