Tue, Jul. 2, 2019 9:30am — 11:00am
The annual Flag Raising Ceremony officially marks the beginning of Vic NAIDOC Week. It brings members of the community together to publicly commemorate the importance of Vic NAIDOC week. The event honors connection to culture, country, and language of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a Smoking Ceremony, Welcome to Country and a moment of silence for our people who have gone before us.
Vic NAIDOC week is an opportunity for our people to come together in a positive and cultural context – encouraging families, community and elders together and to recognise the enormous contribution that Indigenous Australians make to the community.
The Flag Raising Ceremony is building in momentum with more and more organisations and government bodies coming out to mark the beginning of Vic NAIDOC week. We encourage them, as well as the community to come along in 2018.
2017 saw great attendance at the Flag Raising Ceremony, with many honorary first nation clan elders, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs; Natalie Hutchins, Melbourne Lord Mayor; Robert Doyle and the Vic NAIDOC award winners in attendance.
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Location: Federation Square, Melbourne