Aboriginal dancers, Echuca, Murray, Victoria, Australia
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Events

Melbourne and Victoria's rich Aboriginal history offers a wealth of Aboriginal cultural experiences.

Throughout the year, cultural centres such as Melbourne's Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne Museum's Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre provide visitors with excellent exhibitions, workshops and tours. Music and theatre performances are brought to audiences from arts companies including ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Short Black Opera and Bangarra Dance Theatre, and Aboriginal art exhibitions are on display in galleries across Melbourne and Victoria.

In summer, the Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival celebrates Aboriginal arts with an inspiraing program of exhibitions, talks, films, dance, cabaret and live music, and the Yalukit Wilum Ngaree: People Place Gathering sees St Kilda Festival launch with a deadly program of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and arts. For sports fans, May's "Dreamtime at the 'G" is a football event not to be missed.

See below to discover the diversity of events in Melbourne and Victoria celebrating the world's oldest living culture.

Black Diggers by Tom Wright

Black Diggers by Tom Wright

22 - 26 Apr 2015

Black Diggers places real people behind the untold stories and unseen faces of our forgotten Indigenous ANZACS. Described by The Guardian as 'a new...

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Stories Up HIgh

Stories Up High

10 May 2015

Aboriginal Story time with Murrundindi and Aunty Dot. Meet Murrundindi and Aunty Dot at the dreaming place at Healesville Sanctuary. This session is...

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Walupka Woka Ride

Walupka Woka Ride

23 May 2015

This special event will give cyclists a rare opportunity to ride through the Wetlands, spend time with Yorta Yorta people, discover Aboriginal...

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Shearwater Festival

Shearwater Festival

28 Nov 2015

The Shearwater Festival is a creative, cultural and environmental initiative that brings communities together to celebrate the migration of the...

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