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Cardinia Shire Council celebrates NAIDOC Week

Published: 27 June 2022

Cardinia Shire Council’s Youth Services Team is hosting a free community event next week to mark NAIDOC Week.

The family event will run on Monday 4 July from 1pm to 1.30pm at Living and Learning Pakenham which is located on Henry Street, Pakenham.

The event will feature:

  • Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony
  • A show by Animals of Oz with native animals, such as a crocodile, possums, lizards, snakes and more
  • Rock painting
  • Learn about native plants and take one home with you
  • 'Dance Off' with great music by various indigenous artists
  • Story Time with a range of indigenous books
  • Giant yard games
  • Free afternoon tea

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Jeff Springfield is encouraging the community to get involved this NAIDOC week. 

“NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity to learn about, connect with and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” Cr Springfield said.   

“Come along to our free community event and mark this special week.”

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

For more information about the NAIDOC Week event, visit Council’s website at

www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/events or call the Youth Services team on 1800 496 884.

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