We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Gai-mariagal peoples on whose land we now stand. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

Welcome to another year of celebrating First Australian culture and heritage in the Northern Sydney region.

The theme for this year’s Gai-mariagal Festival is: Voice. Treaty. Truth.

At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In order to build positive relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

Once again, this year we have a long list of activities that commemorate, celebrate and create spaces and places for important conversations to be had. We invite you to come along. Attend a workshop, a performance, bush walk, art activity or any of the other great events on offer, all of which have been created for you and yours to enjoy.

We invite you to walk with us in a movement together for a better future in Voice Treaty and Truth telling.

Caroline Glass-Pattison, Sue Pinckham and Susan Moylan-Coombs
Co-Chairs, Gai-Mariagal Festival Committee