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Events
July 20, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lakeside Banquet & Convention Centre, 65 Melton Hwy, Taylors Lakes

Come together with Western Melbourne mob and allies to celebrate NAIDOC week. Your NAIDOC ticket will include deadly entertainment for the night, a yummy 3 course meal and free wine and beer.

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July 21, 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Presidents Park, 370 McGrath Road, Wyndham Vale

Western VACCA and Partners invite you to this annual event. Free fun run/walk for Aboriginal community members and allies to celebrate NAIDOC Week, including cultural activities before and after the run, BBQ Lunch, Live Music and Kids activities.

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July 21, 2024 6:00 pm
The Tote Hotel, 67-71 Johnston Street, Collingwood Victoria 3066

No Fixed Address return to The Tote Hotel before heading to the UK to tour, their last show in Melbourne until the end of the year. An evening of entertainment featuring the music of the bands and special guests Stray Blacks. Tickets available on Oztix for $35. Click below for more details.

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July 2, 2024 11:00 am - July 23, 2024 12:00 pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Various Online / Face to Face Workshops - KWP - Djirra - July 2024 Calendar

July 2024 KWP calendar is now ready! Get in quick to sign up any clients or community members, as spots will fill in quickly. Contact KWP to register, call 9244 3333 (and press 3) or email kwp@djirra.org.au

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July 23, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Point Cook Library, 1-21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook

Wyndham City Council invite you to join us for a Cultural Yarn with Uncle Charles Pakana to foster learning environments that acknowledge, respect and value Aboriginal culture and identity. Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony: 5:30pm (outside of Point Cook Library) Yarn: 6:00pm – 7.00pm (inside Point Cook Library) Light refreshments provided.

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July 27, 2024 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kindred Bandroom 3 Harris Street, Footscray

Come down for a special day at the SheSacred Festival, featuring a collective of some of the most talented First Nations songwomen in Victoria. Curated by Maylene Yinarr, this event is a calling for our women in song to gather, celebrating the voices of the next generations and deeply rooted in our strength as black women. Click below for more ... Read More

July 31, 2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee

Wyndham City Council is beginning a new and exciting project and we want you to come and yarn with us about it on Bunurong Land! Welcome and Smoking Ceremony included. We want to yarn with you about the current vision and focus for the next four years.

July 31, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee

Wyndham City Council is beginning a new and exciting project and we want you to come and yarn with us about it on Bunurong Land! Welcome and Smoking Ceremony included. We want to yarn with you about the current vision and focus for the next four years.

August 7, 2024 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Aboriginal Advancement League, 2 Watt Street, Thornbury

Join WCIG at the Be Deadly Jobs Fair, where you can explore exciting career opportunities and connect with employers who are actively seeking talented individuals.

August 10, 2024 9:00 am - August 11, 2024 4:30 pm
Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre, 19 Communal Road, Wyndham Vale

We Al-li’s professional development workshops, Dadirri is held over 2 days and is specifically designed for individuals in the Human Services, Social Work, Health/Well-being, and Education sectors. The workshop equips participants with practical skills necessary to work with First Nations community in a trauma-informed and culturally safe way.

September 10, 2024 9:00 am - September 11, 2024 4:30 pm
Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre, 19 Communal Road, Wyndham Vale

We Al-li’s professional development workshops, Trauma-informed care & Practice is held over 2 days and is specifically designed for individuals in the Human Services, Social Work, Health/Well-being, and Education sectors. The workshop equips participants with practical skills necessary to work with First Nations community in a trauma-informed and culturally safe way.

July 1, 2024 - September 12, 2024
Bowery Theatre & Gallery, 33 Princess Street, St Albans, Melbourne, 3021

Come and explore the rich tapestry of Teena Moffatt’s artistic journey in Pieces of Me for NAIDOC 2024. As a proud Yorta Yorta, Gunaikurnai, Gunditjmara woman, Teena seamlessly blends traditional and modern mediums, crafting vibrant narratives of family and Country. Click the link below for more details.

July 18, 2024 4:00 pm - October 24, 2024 6:00 pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre, 19 Communal Road, Wyndham Vale (Fortnightly on Thursday’s)

First Nations Healing Practitioners in partnership with Dunguludja Mulana and Wyndham CEC will be running a fortnightly youth group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students aged 15 – 18 years old (years 10, 11 & 12), who lives or go to school in the Wyndham LGA and struggling with the stresses of high school or at potential risk of ... Read More

June 17, 2024 - January 1, 2025

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Various locations

I Will is a 10-week exercise and wellness program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at risk of, caring for, or living with cancer.  As a participant you will be provided with 10 1-hour face to face or tele health sessions that are tailored to your abilities, interest, and health goals. Contact 0423766002 or on info@wholisticep.com.au  more details below.

Programs, Grants and Exhibitions
July 9, 2024 12:00 am - August 30, 2024 12:00 am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome) - Kim barne thaliyu Research Room, 51 Little Malop St, Geelong

Geelong Regional Libraries invite you to an exhibition uncovering hidden histories for NAIDOC Week. Explore the early history of Djilang through a tale woven along Western Gully, winding its way from Geelong West to Corio Bay.

July 1, 2024 - September 12, 2024
Bowery Theatre & Gallery, 33 Princess Street, St Albans, Melbourne, 3021

Come and explore the rich tapestry of Teena Moffatt’s artistic journey in Pieces of Me for NAIDOC 2024. As a proud Yorta Yorta, Gunaikurnai, Gunditjmara woman, Teena seamlessly blends traditional and modern mediums, crafting vibrant narratives of family and Country. Click the link below for more details.

July 18, 2024 4:00 pm - October 24, 2024 6:00 pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre, 19 Communal Road, Wyndham Vale (Fortnightly on Thursday’s)

First Nations Healing Practitioners in partnership with Dunguludja Mulana and Wyndham CEC will be running a fortnightly youth group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students aged 15 – 18 years old (years 10, 11 & 12), who lives or go to school in the Wyndham LGA and struggling with

January 29, 2024 12:00 pm - December 16, 2024 2:00 pm
Westvale Community Centre, 45 Kings Rd, Kings Park (During School Terms)

Come and join VACCA’s Koorie Kids Playgroup in a culturally safe, fun and empowering environment for families with children aged 5 years and under. Participate in cultural arts, crafts and dance • Express creativity • Learn about culture • Get to know other Koorie Kids in the area. For more

February 19, 2024 4:00 pm - December 16, 2024 7:00 pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Cooinda Aboriginal Community Centre, 43 Furlong Road, Sunshine North, 3020

Come down to the West Metro Youth Group, every Monday 4pm – 7pm at the Cooinda Aboriginal Community Centre, with many activities like; Wood burning, Art, Yarning Circle, Artefact Designing, Yidaki Playing, and a Free BBQ. For all enquires please contact: Anthony Walker – Mobile: 0407 874 372 Email: a.walker@ngwala.org.au

January 30, 2024 12:00 pm - December 17, 2024 2:00 pm
Point Cook Community Learning Centre, 1-21 Cheetham St, Point Cook - (DURING SCHOOL TERMS)

Come and join VACCA’s Koorie Kids Playgroup in a culturally safe, fun and empowering environment for families with children aged 5 years and under. Participate in cultural arts, crafts and dance • Express creativity • Learn about culture • Get to know other Koorie Kids in the area. For more

January 31, 2024 12:30 pm - December 18, 2024 2:30 pm
Botanica Springs Children’s & Community Centre, 249 Clarkes Rd, Brookfield (DURING SCHOOL TERMS)

Come and join VACCA’s Koorie Kids Playgroup in a culturally safe, fun and empowering environment for families with children aged 5 years and under. Participate in cultural arts, crafts and dance • Express creativity • Learn about culture • Get to know other Koorie Kids in the area. For more

April 24, 2024 3:30 pm - December 18, 2024 5:30 pm
Westgrove Primary School, 37A Thames Blvd, Werribee

Join Western VACCA at Westgrove Primary School every Wednesday during school terms for the Koorie Kids Homework Club. Running from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, it’s open to prep to year 6, with limited spots available. Enjoy a light snack at each session. Click the link below for the detailed flyer.

February 1, 2024 12:00 pm - December 19, 2024 2:00 pm
Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Community Centre, 19 Communal Road, Wyndham Vale (DURING SCHOOL TERMS)

Come and join VACCA’s Koorie Kids Playgroup in a culturally safe, fun and empowering environment for families with children aged 5 years and under. Participate in cultural arts, crafts and dance • Express creativity • Learn about culture • Get to know other Koorie Kids in the area. For more

February 29, 2024 11:00 am - December 19, 2024 3:00 pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Cooinda Aboriginal Community Centre, 43 Furlong Road, Sunshine North, 3020 (Every Second Thursday)

Come down to the West Metro Men’s Group, every second Thursday, 11am – 3pm at the Cooinda Aboriginal Community Centre, with many activities like; Wood burning, Art, Yarning Circle, Artefact Designing, Yidaki Playing, and a Free BBQ. For all enquires please contact: Anthony Walker – Mobile: 0407 874 372 Email:

October 1, 2023 12:00 am - December 31, 2024 12:00 am
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VACCA are seeking both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal carers to undertake either respite care (weekends), Emergency, Short- and Long-term care as children needing Out of Home Care is rising. Information Session provided following registration.

June 17, 2024 - January 1, 2025

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Only

Various locations

I Will is a 10-week exercise and wellness program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at risk of, caring for, or living with cancer.  As a participant you will be provided with 10 1-hour face to face or tele health sessions that are tailored to your abilities, interest, and