First Nations


Important links and dates:

Aboriginal Culture – Culture Victoria
Learn more about the rich and diverse culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Discover stories spanning from tradition to contemporary life, of land and spirit, art and artefacts.

Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories
Aboriginal Dreamtime stories speak of events from the time of creation. These stories have been passed on from one generation to the next for thousands of years. Dreamtime stories are also preserved in our songs and dances. These stories give us understanding of the past and have helped us survive through the laws and morals that lay within these stories.

Aboriginal Melbourne – What’s On Melbourne 
Find out more about Aboriginal culture through these places and events and follow Aboriginal Melbourne on Facebook.

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre celebrates the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal peopleThe centre is named after Bunjil, the eagle creator deity of the Kulin Nation. Under his metaphorical wing, the centre presents permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as events and activities.

Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation are the Traditional Owner organisation that represents the Bunurong people of the South-East Kulin Nation. They are to preserve and protect the scared lands and waterways of our ancestors, their places, traditional cultural practices and stories

Marrung-Aboriginal Education Plan (2016-2026)
The Marrung; Aboriginal Education Plan 2016–2026 will ensure that Koorie families,and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people from other parts of Australia who live in Victoria, have the doors held wide open to
all learning and development services, from early childhood onwards. Marrung sets out a 10 year vision and identifies the significant actions for its achievement.

Albany Rise Primary School is delighted to announce a successful application for 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant. We’re excited to announce that our School, Albany Rise Primary is one of 110 childcare centres, schools, Scouts and Girl Guides groups, and youth groups to receive a 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant. Delivered through Landcare Australia’s Junior Landcare program, the grants provide young people with the opportunity to engage in outdoor, hands-on biodiversity focused projects or learning activities that encourage them to value and act ively care for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment. We are using our $5,000 grant for our Existing overgrown garden and transforming it into an Indigenous oasis by incorporating indigenous shrubs, flowers and grasses that will re-create habitat for native wildlife as part of our project. By expanding on our indigenous garden and updating the existing frog bog, it will give students a hands-on learning experience right here at our very own school. It will provide students knowledge to teach their younger fellow students and learn how to monitor the frog bog and keep it healthy for the future. The Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants are funded by the Victorian Government through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. They contribute to the targets of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment.  For more information on the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants Click here.

National Apology Day 13th Feb,2023
National Close the Gap Day- 16 March , 2023
National Sorry Day, 26th May, 2023
Referendum -27th May, 1967
Reconciliation Week, 27 May - 3 June 2023
Mabo Day- 3 June, 2023
Coming of the Light-1 July, 2023
NAIDOC Week,  first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday)
Aboriginal Children’s Day 4th August. 2023
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples- 9 August, 2023
Indigenous Literacy Day- 6th September, 2023
Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People- 13th September, 2023