• WARAMI festival
    WARAMI festival

26 May – 5 July

Experience Indigenous culture with WARAMI.

2020 marks the second season of WARAMI, a festival celebrating and commemorating Indigenous culture in Parramatta from 26 May to 12 July.  

For over 60,000 years the Burramattagal people have called Parramatta home. WARAMI recognises and celebrates their continued connection to the land and community. Parramatta always was and always will be a gathering place.

Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through our Warami program.

WARAMI Program

National Sorry Day

26 May 2020

Read online stories from past and present Stolen Generations; find ways to support survivors, families and communities; and access educational resources.

National Reconciliation Week 

27 May – 3 June

2020 marks the 20th Anniversary of many years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation. This year’s theme is ‘In this together’.

From arts and crafts to storytelling, song, dance and language, gather together online and participate in a series of activities to mark National Reconciliation Week, including:

  • Through your ‘Maya (eye)’ Photo Competition – WIN!
  • Yallamundi (Storytelling)
  • Torres Strait Islander Education & Dance
  • Welcome to Burramatta – Darug Land (Welcome & Smoking Ceremony)

Burramatta NAIDOC 

4 June – 5 July

While NAIDOC celebrations have been postponed for 2020, we're bringing our local Burramatta NAIDOC celebrations to you with a rich online program of arts, culture, music, stories and dance, including:

  • Aboriginal Art, Culture & Language Sessions 
  • Darug ‘Nangami (Dreaming)’ Colouring eBook 
  • ‘Warami Mittigar’ Aboriginal Cultural Walk (27 June) 
  • Wiradjuri Wave Kids Art Session
  • Aboriginal Dance Sessions

WARAMI Live – Burramatta NAIDOC Live Music Sessions     

5 July 2020, 12pm – 2pm

Experience the best in the west with a free online concert featuring the best Indigenous artists and dance groups from Burramatta NAIDOC.

Click here to view the full Warami program and activities.