Ceremony to mark NAIDOC Week in Brimbank


Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice invites the community to take part in NAIDOC Week celebrations by attending a flag raising ceremony and community celebration on Thursday 12 July.

“Brimbank’s NAIDOC Week (8-15 July 2018) celebrations recognise the unique and important place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have in our community.

“Brimbank Council is committed to ensuring the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal people are celebrated throughout the municipality.

“The annual flag raising ceremony will take place outside the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre at 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

“This event will include a family-friendly celebration with activities for kids and musical entertainment.

Because of Her, We Can!

The theme of NAIDOC Week (8-15 July) is ‘Because of her, we can!’ – highlighting the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our history and to our nation.

“This year, the community are invited to view the ‘Honouring women of the West’photographic exhibition on 12 July, featuring 24 incredible portraits that will tour throughout western region municipalities.

“This unique exhibition captures the inspirational portraits of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their contribution to local communities.

“This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and support Brimbank’s local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community,” Cr Giudice said.

Brimbank’s NAIDOC Week celebration will take place from 11am-12.30pm on Thursday 12 July.

Celebrations will include a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country, followed by a flag raising ceremony.

Brimbank’s NAIDOC Week celebration is presented by Brimbank City Council in partnership with the Department for Health and Human Services.