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For information on what's happening in Monash, events and programs, please see the following and search for your interests.

Events in Monash


NAIDOC Week 2016

Winter Concerts 2016

2016 Monash Carols by Candlelight Performer EOI

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NAIDOC Week 3–10 July 2016

Join us on the front lawn of the Monash Civic Centre for a traditional smoking ceremony and a performance by the Jindi Woraback Dancers.

This FREE event is at 293 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley on Monday 4 July, at 12.30pm.

A FREE exhibition featuring artwork from participating local schools will be on at The Highway Gallery (14 The Highway, Mount Waverley) from 30 June – 10 July 2016.

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Winter Concerts

Bookings for the below concerts can be made  by calling 9518 3555.

July Concert

Sunday 10 July, 2pm-4pm

Spear: A contemporary Aboriginal film told through movement, sound and dance, directed and crafted by one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Stephen Page. Read more

August Concert

Sunday 14 August, 2pm-4pm

Los Misterioso: Get ready for some toe-tapping, chair-dancing Cuban Latin funk sounds! Seeing Luis Poblete and his band will be a perfect way to finish your weekend.  Read more

September Concert

Sunday 11 September, 10am-12pm

The Little Stevies
Do you love live music and want your children to appreciate it as much as you do? This Melbourne band will play a family-friendly gig in one of our favourite live music venues. Noise is welcomed, crawling is encouraged and dancing is expected!

Bookings open on Monday 22 August 2016. Read more

Carols performer EOI's

The Monash Carols by Candlelight is one of the major community festivals presented by Council. The festival has an attendance in excess of 20,000 people.

Guide for Applicants (PDF, 852KB)

Council are asking performers keen to be involved in this event to submit a Performer Expression of Interest Form.

This expression of interest is subject to Council approval. Council cannot guarantee that all performers who submit an Expression of Interest form will be successful.

Council will invite the performer to participate based on the following criteria:

Performer suitability:

  • Availability of space in the program
  • Submission* of appropriate documentation (Certificate of Currency) as per Council requirements
  • Ability to meet rehearsal schedule (see terms and conditions on page 5 of the EOI).

Council reserves the right to refuse an application if performers do not meet the criteria set by Council (see above) or if Council deems the proposed performance to be unsuitable or inconsistent with the theme and vision for the event.

Expression of interest forms are available online via and will be open from Monday 1 August - Friday 26 August 2016.

*Submitting an Application does not guarantee that it will be successful.

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Last updated: 28 July 2016