A number of community events are happening to celebrate Naidoc Week 2018. This year's theme is "Because of her, we can!".

In Baw Baw, a community working group of young people has designed and will deliver a series of diverse events to bring people together in pride and strength. Three of these events are open to everyone (you!) to participate in:


Storytelling and lunch - "Because of Her, we can!"

Listen to the stories of Aboriginal Elders who come from the land now known as Baw Baw Shire. Ask questions and be part of a rich conversation to understand and learn more. 11AM - 1PM, Parish Hall, Drouin Anglican Church, 132 Princes Way, Drouin. No RSVP required, just come.


Flag-raising ceremony, garden games and free hot breakfast

Stand proudly with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as the flags are raised in Drouin Memorial Park. Free egg and/or bacon sandwiches. Short proceedings and fun garden games to play around the public Aboriginal art. Hot drinks available to purchase from nearby businesses. 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Memorial Park, Drouin (opposite Middels) No RSVP required, just come.


BYO Picnic Fun Day (suitable for kids and teens)

Bring the kids to Warragul Civic Park and join in the garden games and the wonderful new playground with other families. BYO picnic or make use of the free BBQs for a hot lunch! If you are game, bring your old clothes and sunglasses and join in a free community colour run!  11 AM - 2 PM, Warragul Civic Park No RSVP required, just come.

NAIDOC Week events in Baw Baw are being brought to you by VACCA, Ramahyuck Aboriginal Corporation, Kurnai Nations, West Gippsland Healthcare Group and supported by Baw Baw Shire Council.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Willems on 5624 2411.


  • Sunday, 08 July 2018 | 12:00 AM


Various in Baw Baw Shire, Civic Place, Warragul 3820  View Map

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