NAIDOC Week 2019

03 July 2019 | 09:00AM to 15 July 2019 | 05:00PM

NAIDOC Week 2019

Come along to FREE events in Monash as part of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week (7-14 July).

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please view the full program here: NAIDOC Week 2019 brochure (pdf, 1MB)  

NAIDOC Week Opening & Flag Raising Ceremony 

City of Monash is celebrating NAIDOC Week with a special opening event. 

The program will include: 

  • Welcome to Country by a Wurundjeri Elder
  • Aboriginal Flag Raising Ceremony
  • A traditional didjeridoo performance
  • Free bush tucker BBQ by Ashwood Lions Club
  • Monday 8 July, 12.30pm - 2pm
  • Monash Civic Centre
  • 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Art Workshops

As part of this year’s NAIDOC Week activities, Indigenous artist Heather Kennedy and local artist Naomi Bishop will hold a series of free art workshops for children. Come along and listen to Indigenous stories and join in the creation of an artwork. Some artworks will be added to an exhibition at The Track Gallery.

  • Monday 8 July
  • Glen Waverley Library 
  • Phone: 9560 1655
  • Wednesday 10 July
  • Oakleigh Library 
  • Phone: 9563 4138
  • Friday 12 July
  • Mount Waverley Library 
  • Phone: 9807 5022
  • FREE - bookings are essential. 
  • All sessions run from 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Suitable for ages 7-11 years, all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

A NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition

  • at The Track Gallery
  • 3-15 July

An exhibition by Indigenous artist Heather Kennedy and local artist Naomi Bishop, and including artworks created in collaboration with the students of Parkhill Primary School.

  • The Track Gallery
  • Mount Waverley Community Centre
  • 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley 
  • Exhibition open: Monday - Friday, 10am-2pm 
  • Open late on Thursday 11 July, 6pm-8.30pm

Indigenous themed storytime

Monash Public Library Service will present a series of Indigenous themed storytimes across the six library branches. Children up to 5 years will enjoy stories and a craft activity. 

Clayton Library

  • Monday 8 July, 10.30am 
  • Friday 12 July, 10.30am 
  • Phone: 9541 3120

Glen Waverley Library

  • Tuesday 9 July, 10.30am 
  • Thursday 11 July, 10.30am 
  • Phone: 9560 1655

Mount Waverley Library

  • Tuesday 9 July, 10.30am 
  • Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am 
  • Phone: 9807 5022

Mulgrave Neighbourhood Library

  • Tuesday 9 July, 2.30pm
  • Phone: 9546 1253

Oakleigh Library

  • Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am 
  • Thursday 11 July, 10.30am 
  • Phone: 9563 4138

Wheelers Hill Library

  • Tuesday 9 July, 10.30am 
  • Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am
  • Phone: 9561 6211

At selected storytimes, a free Indigenous plant will be given to each child courtesy of Monash Council's Sustainable Monash team. For more details call 9560 1655.

Winter Concert: Kutcha Edwards

Kutcha Edwards is one of Australia’s most respected and inspiring Aboriginal singer/songwriters.

‘Music is not what I do, it is who I am. My songs may be contemporary but they are over 40,000 years old. They come through me from my ancestors and my people and they tell our stories’.

  • Thursday 11 July, 7pm - 8.30pm 
  • Mount Waverley Community Centre 
  • 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley

FREE - bookings essential. 

Movie screening: Bitter Springs

A special opportunity to watch this classic 1950 black and white Australian film. In the early 1900s, Wally King travels 600 miles to outback South Australia with his family to occupy land he has leased from the government. Despite warnings from a local trooper, the bigoted King clashes with an Aboriginal tribe who depend on water located on what has become the family’s property.

  • Friday 12 July, 7pm - 8.30pm 
  • Glen Waverley Library 
  • Enquiries: 9560 1655

FREE - bookings essential. 

Visit the Monash Libraries website for more information.

More information

Date & Time

03 July 2019 | 09:00AM to 15 July 2019 | 05:00PM


Monash Council

9518 3636


Monash Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150 View Map

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